why won't VsSDK_sfx.exe respond on my computer?

VsSDK_sfx.exe (install file) won't work on my pc is there a file i need to remove with my anti virus product or is it just that vista cannot run programs higher than 2,000 GB?

Asked by shoyru_master_11 8 years ago


Hello and welcome to the Visual Basic Nerds instructables group.

Posted by lolcat360 9 years ago

how can i make a database for visual basic?

I'm trying to make a program that will keep track of my emulators and roms and some information about them. i'm a beginner and i was wondering what i need to use so i can make the database or if there's something else i can do, Thanks in advance for the help

Asked by coldpsyco91 8 years ago

How can I make a easily distributable .exe file in Visual Basic 2008?

I'm making a couple of programs in Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition, however once you publish it the files are darn hard to distribute. If you move it it won't install correctly and if you ever try uploading 3 files to a webpage asking people to download all of them they're likely to just ignore you. So I would like to be able to mix all those files into one single self-contained .exe file which can be copied or moved as much as the user wants. Can I do it? All help is appreciated.

Asked by awang8 9 years ago

"Super-magnet ramp" is world's best visual illusion

The video below was awarded Best Illusion of the Year at this year's Vision Sciences Society meeting.  I originally saw this posted in Nature News: In a packed concert hall, Kokichi Sugihara wields a pickaxe and mimes a blow to the stage. "I am a miner, and I have a secret," Sugihara says, adjusting his hard hat and headlamp. "I have discovered a new super-magnet." A screen behind Sugihara begins playing a video. A cardboard structure appears, consisting of four ramps ascending to a raised platform. A hand places a wooden ball at the base of a ramp, and it rolls uphill, before stopping on the 'super-magnetized' platform. As the same trick is repeated for the other three ramps, the crowd lets out an "ooh". Thanks to Kiteman, here's the author's own Web site: http://home.mims.meiji.ac.jp/~sugihara/hobby/hobbye.html Image and video from Koichi Sugihara, Meiji University.

Posted by kelseymh 8 years ago

indicator lights to show voltage.?

I live in the jungle in Thailand, in the morning the electric supply is only 145 volts till 8 am at that voltage many things do not work mainly the water system. During the day the voltage is adequate and things work, in the evening we are back to 145 ish. I want a light panel system so that my wife and I can easily see whether to use the water system or not. So red, yellow and green indicators to show red 145, yellow 170 and green 185 or round about. The display to be constant, I have Fluke meters but they all time out after a while. I can source most electronic components.

Asked by sootybrown 7 years ago

Winners of NVIDIA's Speak Visual Contest include 2 Instructables users

Computer modders take prizes in NVIDIA's Speak Visual Contest. The contest was open to computer modders and visual artists, but most of the winners are modders. The grand prize winner blows away the competition and deserves the powerhouse computer that its creator will get. (We met the Austin Modders at Maker Faire Austin - they had some great stuff on display.)Scroll down, all the way down, to see Instructables user whatsisface's entry that won him a couple books.UPDATE: Another Instructables user, nav.sparx, won a BFG GeForce GTX 260 OC MAXCORE graphics card. Nice! Link

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Does anyone know of a way to convert a visual basic project (vbp) to an executable file? Maybe a 3rd party compiler? P.S. Don't tell me to go to File>Make

Posted by gimmelotsarobots 9 years ago

Can anyone think of what can be done with a replacement iphone screen?

Can anyone think of what can be done with a replacement iphone screen? It is touch.  So something neat should be able to be created. What kind of visual display could be connected to it? thanks

Posted by gregd101 5 years ago

I bought 50W 6Ohm LED Load Resistors for LED Turn Signal Lights and they don't work (2009 impala)

How do I remove them if they're already spliced with my wires? 

Asked by josh.plunkett.98 3 years ago

how do i run a timer on a separate thread in visual basic so it doesn't lag?

Hello, I am currently writing a program that records the mouses position over a 256x192 px box, then spits it out every 67ms in the form of dsgamemaker xds code which can be pasted into the project code, to make a sprite move on the exact same path as the mouse moved during the recording. A problem i am having however is that the timer event i am using to move the cursor representative sprite ( which moves with the D-Pad up down left right), when i begin recording, the sprite moves very very slowly because the frame rate is so very slow. as a separate timer event from the recorder, it moves slow, but when all the code is as one entire timer, it moves at literally 3 pixels per second. however this does not affect the generated sprite cut-scene. Ive read that if i put this timer  on a separate thread, that it will run independently from the other timer which will stop the lagging. but the problem is that i cannot find a single example online which shows how to do this, and the ones that do show, don't work. does someone know how i can make the timer run on a different thread? or even a different core for that matter, so it doesnt lagg? Im puzzled as to how other applications can do this, increasing a value one at a time, at such a high rate, when the timer event, will never do that. is there some other way to run looping code like a timer event? Your help would be greatly appreciated. ill post the application soon to show you exactly whats happening also im running VB 2008 express

Asked by oldmanbeefjerky 6 years ago

Arduino Bluetooth to Visual Forms

Hey folks I hav a problem: I am trying to make a GUI in visual forms which displays Data received from an Arduino via Arduino sent with a HC-06 Blutooth module, the data is a 10 cell integer array which should be displayed in 10 textboxes. my problem is how do I retrieve the data from the computer's bluetooth in Visual Forms/Studio. thank you for your help

Posted by Red-Fox 2 years ago

Arduino Bluetooth to Visual Forms

He folks I have a problem I am trying to send data with my arduino via a hc-06 bluetooth module to my pc and display the data with visal forms, my problem is how do I get the data into Visual studio/forms? the data is a 10 cell integer array wich should be displayed as 10 textboxes. or is there a better software to create a GUI thank you in advance

Posted by Red-Fox 2 years ago

How to Identify homemade USB device connected to computer by passing some identification tag?

I'm planning on developing several different USB devices that will be operated by a Visual Basic 6 program I am writing.  I want to be able to identify the USB device plugged into the computer the same way a program knows when you have just plugged in a USB drive or webcam.  Is there some simple cheap way that I can wire in a circuit that will pass an identification tag so my program can identify which USB device has been connected?  There are certain criteria.  The parts must be cheaper than a usb flash stick...otherwise I'd just disassemble a flash stick and load a program to it to automatically run telling the usb ID.  I'd rather not do this simply because I'd rather not have to take apart several usb flash drives which can get expensive.  This eliminates Arduo and other costly circuit boards.  The parts when assembled need to be smaller than  a usb flash drive.  I just want to pass some ID serial number to the usb port that I can than pick up with my program so it knows that device has just been plugged in.  Any suggestions?

Asked by DarkRubyMoon 8 years ago

how does object tracking in visual basic 2008 work? Answered

 Hello instructables i wanted to make a program in visual basic that tracks a object i want it to track the object based on the color please i need help i 

Asked by lj123456 8 years ago

where to download visual studio 2010 help library ? (i am using Visual C#)

Don't tell "there is in the CD" or "on the help tab" i want to download the "HelpContentSetup.msha" without Help Library Manager because while downloading i couldn't pause it

Asked by Rendydevara 7 years ago

How To use the AxInet function when creating a web browser using visual basic 2008?

I am currently working on creating a web browser using visual basic 2008, and I was in need of some coding for the functions of like View Source, cut, copy, paste, delete, zoom in, zoom out, and how to make open in new window... open in an new window of my browser... not IE..... I need the coding for those buttons... I would really appreciate it if someone could give me the coding that willw ork as long as I change... you know like the button names and all that! Please and Thank-You!!!

Asked by 8 years ago

How to make an Internet Browser with Visual Studio free from Internet Explorer?

How can I make an internet browser using Visual Studio without just remaking Internet Explorer?

Asked by ChildOfYahweh 10 months ago

Batch Coding

I need an interactive advanced batch and visual basic scripts course.

Posted by DarkShadowOrigin 3 months ago

how can i let a picaxe 20m communicate with visual basic? Answered

Hello every one, i've just recieved some picaxe chips (the 20m version). I'm trying to communicate with the picaxe in visual basic but i can't get it working. I've searched quite alot on the internet and already saw this instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/Control-real-world-devices-with-your-PC/ . but it doesnt work for me. could any one help? (i use the axe027 download cable configured on port 2) edit: I've now asked the question on the picaxe forum

Asked by selujtje 7 years ago

How can I create a program that allows me to run it and automatically upload a sketch to arduino without the software?

I have an Arduino uno board, and a robot that can follow, and have obstacle avoidance. My robot is designed for a person at school who has crutches for life, and the robot follows her with her books. I want to create a program with visual studio that automatically uploads each sketch to the board, depend on which button to click on. I already have visual micro for Visual Studio 10, and when I debug it or build it, it just uploads it to the robot. I need it to be a .bat file or a .exe file. If anyone could help me with this, I will be extremely grateful. Any ideas? Below I have a screenshot of what the program plans on doing.

Asked by 28holes 6 years ago

on press visual basic?

This seems really simple but I just cannot find out how to make a program in visual basic that presses enter after any key is pressed. thank you in advance!

Asked by FastLearner 7 years ago

The world needs ALL kinds of minds: dispelling the them versus us myth

Temple Grandin in a 20 minute speech on the Autistic Spectrum.  The need for a variety of input as well as output....rather then putting out. One can consider this as Self Hacking, if one wishes to incorporate a wider point of view. The video can be found here  

Posted by Goodhart 8 years ago

How do I control DC & Stepper motors using my PC?

I need to control 4 DC motors (no speed control, only direction) and 1 stepper motor (again no speed control, only direction) for an engineering project of mine using a PC. I am not sure if I should use the serial or the parallel port. Also, I'm comfortable using VB. So it would be helpful if someone could help me with the interfacing circuits and the code or atleast point me to some resources! Please help!

Asked by exchequer598 9 years ago

how to convert an audible sound into visual?

From the Barkhausen effect, one can hear a cracking sound, how can that sound be turned into a visual signal?

Asked by 9 years ago

Timer in Visual Studio 2008 Answered

I need to create a timer in visual studio 2008. I want to have a Console.WriteLine("words"); and then a timer that delays for about one second before it prints the next Console.WriteLine("words"); Can anyone help me?

Asked by Jedrokivich 7 years ago

Visual Studio plugin

Hello, I would like to install this realtime c++ on visual studio 2008, but I do not know how to. Thanks for any help

Asked by jbaker22 3 years ago

Visual Studio 2013 Troubles

I am attempting to use the C++ editor in Visual Studio, and I am not able to compile my program and create a(n) .exe file.  I am running Windows 7. Any help is appreciated!

Asked by StarscreamClone 3 years ago

Visual Studio Plug-in for Sony Clie

It's been many years, but when the Sony Clie was available I managed to get a Visual Studio plug-in for Clie development. Anyone have the plug-in? Link? Torrent? Anything? I'm trying to repurpose one.

Posted by Sovereignty 7 years ago

Can you do visual effects in batch programming?

I am trying to do some visual effects in batch files. I don't know how to do them. Can someone help me Please?

Asked by RedFlash 8 years ago

guitar tabbing program help? Answered

I am currently working on a program for guitar tabs. i can use excel to some degree. i am somewhat experianced in dos and visual basic.i need a way to get it to right a chord on a vertical line. then go back to the top of the next line. i need to be able to do that 32 times. so it would look something like this: |--3 that being the first 3 lines -3--|| |--2 then the program goes to -2--|| |--2 the top and types another chord -2--|| |--0 -0--|| |--1 -1--|| |--0 -0--||

Asked by MrMystery96 9 years ago

How to make Visual Basic shown the detected colour from arduino (colour sensor)? Answered

I want to display the detected colour on Visual Basic software... the object color is sensed using the color sensor that diy by arduino... so how i interface the visual basic with arduino ?? can someone help me with the coding?? the example is as below picture...

Asked by OngE2 1 year ago

Starting a community to trade your old cables, electronic components or computer parts

Dear all, We are a small company located in Singapore and we are starting a community for the trading and reselling of your old and unwanted cables, electronic components or computer parts that are lying around your house. So help us do our part for mother earth by visiting the following link:-  http://sites.google.com/site/ventincrecables/green-ventincre As a start and due to the lack of funding, we will temporary use google group to host all advertisement postings. Hopefully, as we move along, more funding will start flowing in to enable us to utilize a better platform like tal.ki so that more people would be able to take part in this small project that we have. We will be really grateful if you can join this community by posting your advertisements and also, donating funds from time to time as these are crucial for the survival of this community. Our future plans would be to include the donation of computers and laptops to communities in developing countries, charities or schools. Do feel free to drop us an email at needitbadly@gmail.com should you have any queries or suggestions. Yours Sincerely, Ventincre!

Posted by needitbadly 7 years ago

how to trace ip ground visual location?

I want to trace ip of one email address. but i done now i want to know the visual mean ground location of the ip. how i can know plz help me

Asked by 9 years ago

I need help writing a short Application for the Windows Phone in Microsoft Visual Basic/Studio.

Can anyone help me write an application in Microsoft Visual Basic/Studio for the Windows Phone so i can control an LED via Arduino through WIFI. Here is an example of what i am trying to do but in visual basic for the windows phone. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ECWn22zKRBA#!

Asked by NIkheel94 5 years ago

Control rotation 3 phase mortor with visual c ??

Hello everyone. i have one project to control the rotation 3 phase motor with visual C. But i don't know how to do that. anyone who know tell me how to do that please :)

Asked by pfromthailand 4 years ago

"Britain from Above's" beautiful visualizations of data

The new BBC series Britain From Above has some amazing graphic visualizations of data, including GPS, telephone exchange activity, etc. The patterns are quite organic and very beautiful... BBC story on Britain from Above

Posted by gmoon 9 years ago

do you no any good websites with a a good touchless tutorail?

hello instructables iv been looking for a way to track objects in visual asic or visual c for a wile now an the best thing i have found is touchless bt now that i can track the markers i dont no how to do anything with them please i need  help

Asked by lj123456789 7 years ago

A visual timer for kids

I would like help figuring out how to make this special type of clock . I need some for my daughter, but don't want to shell out the $30 plus dollars for each one. It is basically counting down time in a visual way for children who are too young to understand numbers counting down. I know there are computer based ones online, but it is not always convenient to have the computer on. Thanks for any help! Karl

Posted by karling 6 years ago

A visual timer for kids

I would like help figuring out how to make this special type of clock.   I need some for my daughter, but don't want to shell out the $30 plus dollars for each one.   It is basically counting down time in a visual way for children who are too young to understand numbers counting down. I know there are computer based ones online, but it is not always convenient to have the computer on. Thanks for any help! Karl

Posted by karling 6 years ago

How to create a basic save/open file dialog in Visual C#?

I am creating a simple Sticky Notes application that will open/read/save text files (in a *.sticky) extention. I was able to code the entire application, except for the save, save as, and open commands. Does anyone know how to do this? Thanks.

Asked by Pettrocity 6 years ago

ben heck a/v selector, alternate chips

Hey guys, I am about to set out and create Ben Heck's A/V selector.  http://www.engadget.com/2007/03/13/how-to-make-a-solid-state-a-v-switcher/ He uses a bus switch, CBT3244A, Digi-Key part # 568-3619-5-ND (out of stock I believe).  While I could order a comparable bus switch, I have several lying around from hacking apart a kid's toy.  74hc374. I've looked at the datasheets and, I've never been very adept at understanding them, preferring the lazymans terms.  I understand that the original chip has 2 switches (to use for two separate a/v connections, or turning both on for a connection with more pins) while the chip I have has only one switch, allowing up to 8 channels to go through. What I'm confused about is the state of the "on" switch for the one I have, or maybe the clock.  From what I understand, they each need to be pulled LOW (connected to ground) in order for their respective inputs to flow through, can the clock, in my case, be ignored? For the arduino tags, I do plan to make this project remote controlled.  But I'm a serious beginner in this area.  Basically I plan to replicate this project for arduino.  http://www.tauntek.com/tinyir2-learning-ir-remote-control-receiver.htm  Would there be a point to that?  Or would it be simpler to just order the chip by itself already programmed.  I think that programmed tinyir2 PIC chip and arduino chips come out around the same price wise.  I have the other components lying around already.

Posted by stalledaction 6 years ago

group policy in visual basic 6.0?

Hi, this is monojit from guwahati , assam I am currently using visual basic 6.0 to develop customize software. Now i want to use group policy in visual basic 6.0 as per my client's need. I have tried to execute this thing with my own knowledge but failed. Will u help me in this regard? Thanks in advance. Regards, Manajit Roy Guwahati,Assam E-mail: monojit.roy@zapakmail.com monojit.roy13@gmail.com

Asked by MONOJIT 9 years ago

PLEASE HELP! Visual Basic in excel programming help!? Answered

I need help to program in VB in excel i want to make a program that when i put a memory stick (like one in a camera) it automatically recognizes it sorts between photo and video puts the videos and pictures into separate folders onto a WDMybooklive (personal cloud 2 terabyte) and then deletes the files on the memory card all automatically and with visual basic in excel. Thank You!

Asked by Xixfas 4 years ago

LED music visualizer

Hi folks! I just saw this great tutorial about the interactive LED table (https://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-LED-table/). Can it be modded so that music (over an external program, of course) controls the LED's? If so I would be pleased when you can explain it to me. Thanks

Posted by bildderfrau 7 years ago

The War Globe

Military Spending by Andrew Cooke is a neat quick project he created that presents the amount each country spends on their military in a nice globe. The idea is neat, but what's even better is the fact that he has all the source code and instructions on how to make something like this. If you're interested in data visualization, I suggest checking this out:Military Spending Data Visualization Example

Posted by lamedust 10 years ago

How to make an email sending program in visual C++?

Hi Instructables!      I want to make a program in visual C++ express 2010 that can send emails to any address from any address. Can you please tell me a sample code that can do this. Also please define what is the work/function of different commands or codes, whatever you want to call them, present in it if you will. Thank You,

Asked by Wisaam 5 years ago