SpywareBlaster Coding

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  1. Capp

    Capp Registered Member

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    I'm sure I'll get shunned for asking this, but was SB written in Visual Basic?

    If so, What was used to do webupdates? I'm sure I won't be email with the sourcecode (although would be nice), but the basic understanding of what went into it. Which controls? FSO? ADO? etc..

    Try not to laugh at me too much for asking.
     
  2. Capp

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    I take it nobody is going to respond to this?

    I'm not asking to reveal the source code, just some advice.
     
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    I assume Javacool, would be the only one who could answer u on this. ;)




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  4. Bubba

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    I personally feel Javacool is the only that could respond to your questions.

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    What Snowbound said :)
     
  5. javacool

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    No shunning here. :)

    And yes - it is mainly written in Visual Basic.

    If you are using VB, I'd highly recommend looking up information on the Microsoft Internet Transfer Control 6.0 (msinet.ocx) - while it does have some drawbacks (and obviously adds a dependency), you should be able to get started with it fairly easily.

    I hope this helps. :cool:

    Best regards,

    -Javacool
     
  6. Capp

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    Thank You JavaCool.

    I thought it had something to do with the msinet.ocx file. I have played with it a bit, but not much.

    What are the odds I could run some things by you in the future to make sure I'm doing it right? :)

    Thanks again.
     
  7. Capp

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    Hey Javacool,
    I have been playing with the Inet control and kind figured out what the different properties do.
    Quick question...do you use FileSystemObject to look inside the inet connection and compare files or is it something else?

    I have wanted to know how to do web updates through VB for quite some time now.

    I appreciate any help you can provide. Examples would be wonderful if you can.

    You can reply to this or email me.

    Thank You again, :)
     
  8. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    What many programs do (and this will probably be one of the easiest things to get started with) is to first download some sort of "version information" text file from the server. This file would contain data on the latest versions of all possible updatable files.

    Then your program could compare that data to the dates/versions of files on the local system, and only download updates as necessary.

    I hope this helps,

    -Javacool
     
  9. Capp

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    That's a good idea.
    I'll work with that and see what forms.

    Now I just have to figure out how to get the file from the server to the clients pc via the Inet control.

    Thanks again
     
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