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How to access the standard Windows about box

What VB.NET code would I use to access the standard Windows about box (like
the one yoiu get when you select Help-About in Windows Explorer)
Jul 21 '05 #1
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I'm assuming you'll have to write your own.

1 Form, 1 picture box, I image some labels a button and
System.Diagnostics.FileversionInfo to get info about your assemblies. (plus
other diagnostic classes for other useful bits of info).

Hope that helps (without being too patronising)

rollasoc

"A.A. Fussy" <am****@austarnet.com.au> wrote in message
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What VB.NET code would I use to access the standard Windows about box (like the one yoiu get when you select Help-About in Windows Explorer)

Jul 21 '05 #2
No-VB6 I was able to use a API call to access a standard Windows About box
(like the one that you get when you select Help-About Windows in Windows
Explorer) -how would I access one in VB.NET
"rollasoc" <ho*****@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:#1*************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
I'm assuming you'll have to write your own.

1 Form, 1 picture box, I image some labels a button and
System.Diagnostics.FileversionInfo to get info about your assemblies. (plus other diagnostic classes for other useful bits of info).

Hope that helps (without being too patronising)

rollasoc

"A.A. Fussy" <am****@austarnet.com.au> wrote in message
news:#q**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
What VB.NET code would I use to access the standard Windows about box

(like
the one yoiu get when you select Help-About in Windows Explorer)


Jul 21 '05 #3
Fair enough. In that case I don't know if you can do it, though if you are
calling an API, it should still be there so just use it like you'd call any
other API in VB.

or for the sake of about 150 lines of code (and 150 lines of IDE generated
code) write your own?

rollasoc
"A.A. Fussy" <am****@austarnet.com.au> wrote in message
news:eC**************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
No-VB6 I was able to use a API call to access a standard Windows About box
(like the one that you get when you select Help-About Windows in Windows
Explorer) -how would I access one in VB.NET
"rollasoc" <ho*****@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:#1*************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
I'm assuming you'll have to write your own.

1 Form, 1 picture box, I image some labels a button and
System.Diagnostics.FileversionInfo to get info about your assemblies.

(plus
other diagnostic classes for other useful bits of info).

Hope that helps (without being too patronising)

rollasoc

"A.A. Fussy" <am****@austarnet.com.au> wrote in message
news:#q**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
What VB.NET code would I use to access the standard Windows about box

(like
the one yoiu get when you select Help-About in Windows Explorer)



Jul 21 '05 #4

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