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Can't paste in VB6 program

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I'm running a VB6 program, the IDE for a compiler.

Paste doesn't work if the text was cut/copied from within the program.

That is:

1. Cut/copy inside the program, can't paste.
Program: CTRL-V doesn't work, "Paste" grayed out in menu.

2. Cut/copy inside the program, CAN paste to another program (i.e.: Notepad).
Notepad: CTRL-V works, "Paste" is live in menu and works
Program: CTRL-V doesn't work, "Paste" grayed out in menu.

3. Cut/copy outside the program (i.e.: Notepad), CAN paste into the program.
Notepad: CTRL-V works, "Paste" is live in the menu.
Program: CTRL-V works, "Paste" is live in the menu.

It's the only VB6 application on my system, so I have nothing to compare it
with to say it's VB6 or this specific application.

This is under Windows ME. I've talked with the vendor, and they tell me they
have numerous other Windows ME users who do not have this problem. However,
they do have at least one other user who sees the same problem on a Windows
98SE system.

- Bill
Nov 4 '05 #1
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William J. Leary Jr. wrote:
I'm running a VB6 program, the IDE for a compiler.

Paste doesn't work if the text was cut/copied from within the program.

That is:

1. Cut/copy inside the program, can't paste.
Program: CTRL-V doesn't work, "Paste" grayed out in menu.

2. Cut/copy inside the program, CAN paste to another program (i.e.: Notepad).
Notepad: CTRL-V works, "Paste" is live in menu and works
Program: CTRL-V doesn't work, "Paste" grayed out in menu.

3. Cut/copy outside the program (i.e.: Notepad), CAN paste into the program.
Notepad: CTRL-V works, "Paste" is live in the menu.
Program: CTRL-V works, "Paste" is live in the menu.

It's the only VB6 application on my system, so I have nothing to compare it
with to say it's VB6 or this specific application.

This is under Windows ME. I've talked with the vendor, and they tell me they
have numerous other Windows ME users who do not have this problem. However,
they do have at least one other user who sees the same problem on a Windows
98SE system.

- Bill

Sometimes, this is a windows problem. But then, you can't copy or paste
anythinh, regardless of the application. It could also be that the
source file is marked as "read-only".
Best regards
Nov 4 '05 #2

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"Dikkie Dik" <no****@nospam.org> wrote in message
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William J. Leary Jr. wrote:
I'm running a VB6 program, the IDE for a compiler.

Paste doesn't work if the text was cut/copied from within the program.
Sometimes, this is a windows problem.


Can be, but as you say...
But then, you can't copy or paste anythinh, regardless of the application. It could also be that the source file is marked as "read-only".


I can edit the file fine (add text, remove it, paste from outside the
program.).

It just won't paste it's own cuts or copies.

- Bill
Nov 4 '05 #3

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Hi,
I'm running 98SE, VB6 with SP5.

I've never had a problem cutting and pasting within the same program,
either with ^C/^V or the windows cut/paste.
If a form's property is "read only", then it shows that in brackets in the
title bar, but you can still cut and paste (but not save - it IS a "read only" file)
even if the program is running in the IDE and being single stepped, you should
still be able to copy and paste.

Now that I've said what you SHOULD be able to do, without sitting in front of
your PC, I don't know how to fix your problem.

I think you may have to find a PC nerd/freak/expert (just being descriptive,
that is - not intending to insult your friends/rellies/whoever that can help)
to be able to take a look at what windows is doing to your PC.

Argusy
William J. Leary Jr. wrote:
I'm running a VB6 program, the IDE for a compiler.

Paste doesn't work if the text was cut/copied from within the program.

That is:

1. Cut/copy inside the program, can't paste.
Program: CTRL-V doesn't work, "Paste" grayed out in menu.

2. Cut/copy inside the program, CAN paste to another program (i.e.: Notepad).
Notepad: CTRL-V works, "Paste" is live in menu and works
Program: CTRL-V doesn't work, "Paste" grayed out in menu.

3. Cut/copy outside the program (i.e.: Notepad), CAN paste into the program.
Notepad: CTRL-V works, "Paste" is live in the menu.
Program: CTRL-V works, "Paste" is live in the menu.

It's the only VB6 application on my system, so I have nothing to compare it
with to say it's VB6 or this specific application.

This is under Windows ME. I've talked with the vendor, and they tell me they
have numerous other Windows ME users who do not have this problem. However,
they do have at least one other user who sees the same problem on a Windows
98SE system.

- Bill


Nov 4 '05 #4

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"argusy" <ar****@slmember.on.net> wrote in message
news:43**************@slmember.on.net...
I'm running 98SE, VB6 with SP5.
I don't actually have VB6 on the machine at all. The application was written
in VB6.
I've never had a problem cutting and pasting within the same program,
either with ^C/^V or the windows cut/paste.
Few have, but I've discovered that some other users of this applications are
among them.
If a form's property is "read only", then it shows that in brackets in the
title bar, but you can still cut and paste (but not save - it IS a "read
only" file) even if the program is running in the IDE and being single
stepped, you should still be able to copy and paste.
Agreed. And I can edit the window all I want.
Now that I've said what you SHOULD be able to do, without sitting in front
of your PC, I don't know how to fix your problem.
We've just discovered that the right-click menu on the form WILL allow a paste.
What doesn't work is either CTRL-V or the Edit menu "Paste" option.
I think you may have to find a PC nerd/freak/expert (just being descriptive,
that is - not intending to insult your friends/rellies/whoever that can help)
to be able to take a look at what windows is doing to your PC.


Won't work. I am one. I've been building and debugging PCs since the '70's.

- Bill
Nov 4 '05 #5

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Oh....

Me too. I'm an electronics technician. Well, since I passed the exams in 1963 I
have a piece of paper that says that. I tried making a living building and
debugging PCs myself back then, until these chip makers and programmers started
to produce new systems faster'n I could learn to follow them. Must be my age.

I assumed you had VB6 (I just misinterpreted your first line) - silly me!!

Even knowing that, I can't think why you're getting that problem, but there's a
bell chiming away in my head. If only I could remember ......

Argusy

William J. Leary Jr. wrote:
"argusy" <ar****@slmember.on.net> wrote in message
news:43**************@slmember.on.net...
I'm running 98SE, VB6 with SP5.

I don't actually have VB6 on the machine at all. The application was written
in VB6.

I've never had a problem cutting and pasting within the same program,
either with ^C/^V or the windows cut/paste.

Few have, but I've discovered that some other users of this applications are
among them.

If a form's property is "read only", then it shows that in brackets in the
title bar, but you can still cut and paste (but not save - it IS a "read
only" file) even if the program is running in the IDE and being single
stepped, you should still be able to copy and paste.

Agreed. And I can edit the window all I want.

Now that I've said what you SHOULD be able to do, without sitting in front
of your PC, I don't know how to fix your problem.

We've just discovered that the right-click menu on the form WILL allow a paste.
What doesn't work is either CTRL-V or the Edit menu "Paste" option.

I think you may have to find a PC nerd/freak/expert (just being descriptive,
that is - not intending to insult your friends/rellies/whoever that can help)
to be able to take a look at what windows is doing to your PC.

Won't work. I am one. I've been building and debugging PCs since the '70's.

- Bill


Nov 4 '05 #6

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"argusy" <ar****@slmember.on.net> wrote in message
news:43**************@slmember.on.net...
Oh....

Me too. I'm an electronics technician. Well, since I passed the exams in 1963 I have a piece of paper that says that. I tried making a living building and
debugging PCs myself back then, until these chip makers and programmers started to produce new systems faster'n I could learn to follow them. Must be my age.
Just crossed 50 here. It's not the age, things really are moving faster.
Normal in any maturing technology. Read about the history of steam power
sometime.
I assumed you had VB6 (I just misinterpreted your first line) - silly me!!
I was wondering if that might be the case, but it didn't occur to me until
after I'd sent my reply.
Even knowing that, I can't think why you're getting that problem, but there's a bell chiming away in my head. If only I could remember ......


Now THAT *is* the age. Happens to me all the time. Somebody will bring me a
problem, and I'll get this "Hey, that's like..." gong going off, but the damn
thing won't fill in the "..." part for me. It usually comes to me driving home
from work.

- Bill
Nov 5 '05 #7

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