To find out about linking to VB Helper,
- comp.graphics.algorithms FAQ. Lots of interesting algorithms, tips, tricks, etc.
Steve Abbott's Celtic knot site. Free Celtic knot programs written in VB. For sample pictures,
click here or
Jon Hawkes' multi-media Web site. Celtic knots and interesting graphics combining computer-generated and human art. For sample pictures,
click here or
- Geometry Formulas and Facts.
- Directory of computational geometry. Convex hull, triangulation, mesh generation, much more.
- Computational Geometry on the WWW. Lots of links to computational geometry sites.
- Microsoft Typography. Free TrueType fonts, Web Embedding Fonts Tool, and other typographical information.
- Windows 95 font smoother. A free font smoothing utility.
- VRML Repository. Everything you wanted to know about the Virtual Reality Modeling Language.
News Groups, Users Groups, and Forums
- Converter.net. Executable that converts VB6 files to work with VB5. Click here to see how to do this manually.
- Elementool. Web-based bug tracking. Basic (free), Advanced ($39.99/month), or Professional ($59.99/month) versions.
- Varadero by Abaco Mobile. A thin-client tool for building applications for mobile devices (WinCE, PocketPC, Palm) using VB.
- FRX Split. Extracts pictures (ANI, BMP, GIF, ICO, etc.) from FRX files. $9.95.
- Print Preview. Thierry Waty's Print Preview control version 4.0. $30 now, $99 after August 1.
- VConstructor. Freeware tool that helps make new Visual Basic methods, property procedures, classes, etc. It creates a stub with declarations and comments. You fill in the code.
- SCML Software. Three ActiveX controls: SCMLlabelPrinter previews and prints labels ($139), SCML RTF Printer previews and prints RTF text (Free), and TRANSBO shipping cost calculator ($199).
- Visual Bitmap Library. A freeware ActiveX component that lets you create and edit bitmaps in memory.
- BugTrapper. A bug trapping and tracking product.
- MB ActiveX Gallery. A collection of 15 ActiveX controls for $49. (See also my book Custom Controls Library which includes 101 ActiveX controls).
- SOAPtoolset.com. SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) is a relativly recent Web technology that lets clients on the network invoke Web services on your site. This Web site has a SOAP toolkit to make building Web services easier. (It also has a really annoying ad so put a sticky note on the upper right part of your screen ;-)
- Procruit.com. A consulting site that matches IT professionals with project-based work.
- HALLoGRAM Publishing. More than 250 VB add-on products. Print bar codes, ChartFX, CommTools, DynaZIP, etc.
- Advanced VBA Password Recovery. A program that recovers lost passwords for Word, Excel, etc.
- Project Guide - 2000 with new Master Wizard technology is a set of VB6 Add-Ins that lets you navigate through VB projects and create VB Wizards using VBScript. Some wizards are available.
- TX Text Control. A royalty free word processing control that handles MS Word, HTML and RTF documents. It is fast, compact, and compatible with Microsoft's TextBox control, but also offers the functions of a WYSIWYG word processor. Version 8.0 is now available. Prices from US $439 to US $949. Upgrade from version 7.5 for $249 and up.
- Asynchrony. At this site, you can join project teams and complete a project. The site markets the result and pays project members (though they have not yet finished their first product).
- shopforacomputer.com An online computer shoopping directory with lots of links to programming sites, shareware/freeware sites, hardware, software, etc.
- CodeBase 6. A high-performance database engine and other database development tools.
- Polar Draw. An ActiveX drawing control.
- VideoEdge. Training videos and CD-ROMs for Visual Basic, Crystal Reports, GoldMine Software, and soon SQL. Download sample lessons for free to see if you like them.
- JustVBJobs.com. The name says it all. A job site for VB programmers.
- Graphics Server. Graphics Server is a replacement for Visual Basic's MSChart control. I have evaluated versions of this product for the annual VBPJ buyer's review, and it is pretty powerful. Download a free evaluation copy at GraphicsServer.com. Named PC Magazine Editors' Choice.
- SetFocus. Consultants hiring and for hire. If you want to work for them, they have a deal where they train you and then get you your first consulting job.
- Jobs For Programmers. Search for jobs in C++, Visual Basic, Java, etc. Online resumes.
- Richard Grier's home page.
- Baarns resource center.
- Crescent. Visual programming tools. Visual Intercept, Applet Designer, VersionStamper, etc.
- Desaware. VB Tools. SpyWorks, StorageTools, etc.
- FMS. Microsoft Access products. Total Access CodeTools, Total Access Detective, etc.
- Softworks VBVM. A Visual Basic Virtual Machine that allows you to run VB executables on UNIX machines.
- ObjectText. Text search tools.