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Shareware Custom Controls

20-Feb-94
Inaccuricies and editorializing are the sole responsibility of
Adam Harris (har...@cs.uchicago.edu), who would appreciate any
corrections or dissenting opinions. Archive names are from
major ftp sites. Names at your favorite site may vary. All
prices are in US$ and do not include S&H charges (usually $2-$3).

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Alarm

Control: alarm1.vbx Archive: alarm11.zip
Author: Mabry Software Price: $10.00
Ver: 1.1
Keywds: schedule

Triggers events, like the timer, but using specific times rather than
intervals. Wildcard matching elegantly allows you to trigger events at
regular intervals (i.e., every 10 minutes).

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BarCode


Control: barcod1.vbx Archive: barcod11.zip
Author: Mabry Software Price: $15.00
Ver: 1.1
Keywds: data

Generates bar codes, in 4 different styles. Can be bound to a data
field.

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BmpLst

Control: bmplst1.vbx Archive: bmplst16.zip
Author: Mabry Software Price: $20.00
Ver: 1.6
Keywds: list, graphic

List box with pictures, vertically aligned over a caption.

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Calendar

Control: calendar.vbx Archive: vbcal.zip
Author: Rijnhaave Office Automation Price: $0.00
Ver:
Keywds: calendar

Wierd and buggy date entry box with pop-up calendar. No customization,
no documentation.

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CTLWhWnd

Control: ctlwhwnd.dll Archive: vbhwnd.zip
Author: Jonathan Zuck Price: $0.00
Ver:
Keywds: api

One function, ControlhWnd, which returns the hWnd for a given control.

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EndTask

Control: entask.dll Archive: entask.zip
Author: Jeff Simms Price: $0.00
Ver:
Keywds: task

Intercepts "End Task" from the Task Manager.

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File and Disk Space Info

Control: dfinfo1.vbx Archive: dfinfo14.zip
Author: Mabry Software Price: $15.00
Ver: 1.4
Keywds: disk, file

Two controls provide technical statistics of a drive and extended file
information, respectively.

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File Manager Drag and Drop

Control: fmdrop1.vbx Archive: fmdrop10.zip
Author: Mabry Software Price: $15.00
Ver: 1.0
Keywds: file, drag-drop

Enables drag and drop of single or multiple files from the File Manager
or what have you.

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Four Controls

Control: <see below> Archive: vb4ctrls.zip
Author: Jeng Long Jiang Price: $0.00
Ver:
Keywds: graphic, status

Four graphic controls: vmeter.vbx and hmeter.vbx are "flooding" status
gauge controls; spin.vbx (!) is a spin tool. The best of the lot seems
to be 3dlabel.vbx, which is actually a button which holds states like a
toolbar button. No documentation.

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FXTools Demo

Control: fximage.vbx Archive: fxtool.zip
Author: ImageFX Price:
Ver: 1.0
Keywds: demo, graphic

Demo of the FXTools suite of VB controls (fxlabel.vbx and fximage.vbx).
An impressive collection of wipes, fades, block text, drop shadows, etc.

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Grinning Jack Deck

Control: vbcards.dll Archive: vbcards.zip
Author: Richard R. Sands Price: $0.00
Ver: 1.01p
Keywds: game

Provides a bitmap collection of cards, including a joker, and basic card
API.

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GT Icon

Control: gticon.dll Archive: gticon.zip
Author: George R. Torralba Price: $0.00
Ver:
Keywds: icon, drag-drop

Assigns and retrieves the DragIcon property of controls.

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GT List Box

Control: gtlist.vbx Archive: tlstvbx2.zip
Author: George R. Torralba Price: $15.00
Ver: 2.0
Keywds: list, graphic

List box with some extra properties to let you set tab positions,
control the existance of scroll bars, color items in the list, or
associate bitmaps with items. [Free for non-commercial use.]

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GT Toolbar Kit

Control: gttbar.vbx Archive: gttbar01.zip
Author: George R. Torralba Price: $15.00
Ver: 1.0
Keywds: toolbar, graphic, status

GT Toolbar provides a toolbar button, represented by a cell of a toolbar
bitmap. Registered users can use the picture property to define their
own toolbar graphics. (You can't force the button to stay in down
state, unfortunately.) GT Panel is a stripped down 3d panel useful for
as a container for toolbars or status boxes.

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Ini File Manager

Control: inicon2.vbx Archive: inicon26.zip
Author: Mabry Software Price: $5.00
Ver: 2.6
Keywds: ini

Provides an interface to reading and writing ini files, including
win.ini, or application specific ini files.

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InpOut

Control: inpout.dll Archive: inpout.zip
Author: Jay Munro Price: $0.00
Ver:
Keywds: io

An INP and OUT replacement, written in assembler and used like the
QuickBasic routines. Includes source. (For some reason Mr. Munro saw
fit to include Software Assist's SCFILE package -- the dll is actually
very small.)

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JoyStk

Control: joystk1.vbx? Archive: joystk10.zip
Author: Mabry Software Price: $15.00
Ver: 1.0
Keywds: io

Provides an interface to up to two joysticks.

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MailSlot

Control: mslot1.vbx Archive: mslot10.zip
Author: Mabry Software Price: $30.00
Ver: 1.0
Keywds: mail

Mail slot interface.

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Menu Event

Control: menuev2.vbx Archive: menuev21.zip
Author: Mabry Software Price: $10.00
Ver: 2.1
Keywds: menu, status

Emits menu events while the highlight travels over entries in the menu
bar, before the _click event is called. Good in combination with
dynamic status boxes.

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Message Blaster

Control: msgblast.vbx Archive: tbox100.zip
Author: Ed Staffin Price: $0.00
Ver: 1.1
Keywds: toolbar, graphic

Provides a floating palette, complete with tiny title bar, which you can
use in conjunction with an MDI form. Message notification is rather
crude and hacky.

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MhFormScroll

Control: mhfs200.vbx Archive: mhfs200.zip
Author: MicroHelp Price: $0.00
Ver: 2.0
Keywds: scroll

Add scroll bars to a form or a container. Crashed my computer, so I
don't know if it works.

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MListBox

Control: mlistbox.vbx Archive: mlist110.zip
Author: Mike Warning Price:
Ver: 1.1
Keywds: list

Multiple selection list box with ability to find strings, associate
numeric data with list items, and set tabs with some precision.
Variable pricing scheme.

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MouseWatch

Control: mwatch.dll Archive: mwatch.zip
Author: User Friendly, Inc. Price: $0.00
Ver:
Keywds: mouse, status

Dynamically tracks mouse position, emitting _KeyDown events to the
form. Good for dynamic hinting, a la Word Perfect.

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OpenDlg

Control: opendlg.vbx Archive: opendl.zip
Author: Zane Thomas Price: $0.00
Ver:
Keywds: graphic

Does the same thing as cmdialog.vbx.

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PBClone Windows Library

Control: pcbwin.dll Archive: pcbwin.zip
Author: Thomas Hanlin III Price: $19.95
Ver: 1.0
Keywds: math, utility

A suite of utility routines: number of floppy or comm ports, checksums,
bit operations, etc.

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Percentage Bar

Control: percnt2.vbx Archive: percnt23.zip
Author: Mabry Software Price: $10.00
Ver: 2.3
Keywds: graphic, status

Very nice 3D style percentage bar, effectively replacing threed's
flooding SSPanel. Doesn't have wierd flood types like SSPanel
(circular, right to left), but does include text color reversal over the
flood, bevelled floods, and no flashing at all. A much more standard
look.

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Prompt

Control: prompt.vbx Archive: prompt11.zip
Author: Andrew S. Dean Price: $15.00
Ver: 1.1
Keywds: cli

Textbox variant for command-line-style input. Includes argument parsing
into words and a history capacity.

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QCards

Control: qcard.dll Archive: qcard.zip
Author: Stephen Murphy Price: $0.00
Ver:
Keywds: game

Deck of cards with card support functions. Can work with 2 decks at a
time, no jokers.

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RoText

Control: rotext1.vbx? Archive: vbrotfnt.vbx
Author: Mabry Software Price: $15.00
Ver:
Keywds: label, font, graphic

Provides rotatable labels, TrueType only.

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SoundX

Control: soundx1.vbx Archive: soundx12.zip
Author: Mabry Software Price: $10.00
Ver: 1.2
Keywds: matching

Metaphone and Soundex text matching algorithms let you search by phonic
affinity.

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spSound

Control: winsound.dll Archive: spsoun.zip
Author: Alfred J. Giordano Price: $0.00
Ver:
Keywds: sound

Provides low-level port-based sound routines.

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ToolButton

Control: toolbutn.vbx Archive: vbtool20.zip
Author: Brett Foster Price: $0.00
Ver: 2.0b
Keywds: toolbar, help, graphic

Full-feature toolbar buttons, with up to 6 states (for attributes). Use
your own image and break it into cells of graphic buttons, or use the
suite of standard buttons. Also includes ContextHelp control (same vbx)
to assist with help management.

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VBCTL3D

Control: vbctl3d.vbx Archive: vb3d.zip (?)
Author: Bernd Beeks & Jeff Sims Price: $29.00
Ver: 1.32
Keywds: graphic

When added to a form, transforms standard controls into embedded, 3d
controls. Covers labels, message boxes, check boxes, even menus and
user-specified controls (by class name). Does not allow you to specify
bevel width or depth.

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VBPoint

Control: vbpoint.dll Archive: vbptr.zip
Author: Jonathan Zuck Price: $0.00
Ver:
Keywds: api

Two routines: convert long pointers (LP) to VB strings, and copy strings
to another address (another LP).

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VideoSoft Custom Control Library

Control: vsvbx.vbx Archive: 3dctrls or v
Author: VideoSoft Price: $45.00
Ver: 2.2a
Keywds: matching, graphic

Three controls: 3D Elastic, a smart container which resizes it's
contents automatically, embeds contained controls in true 3d style, and
can be nested to provide code-free window splitter bars; Awksome, a text
parser based on the AWK language; and IndexTab, which groups controls
with a hypercard looking tabbed notepad.

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VTSocket

Control: vtsocket.vbx Archive: vtsocket.zip
Author: Visual Technology Products Price: $50.00
Ver: 1.0b
Keywds: comm

Windows sockets support. Does not support UDP sockets, out of band, or
broadcasting.

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WinSock

Control: vbwsk.vbx Archive: vbwsk01a.zip
Author: Brian Syme Price: $0.00
Ver: 0.1a
Keywds: comm

Provides access to Windows Sockets API.

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ZipInf

Control: zipinf1.vbx Archive: zipinf10.zip
Author: Mabry Software Price: $10.00
Ver: 1.0
Keywds: compress

Provides thorough information about the files in a zip archive. Does
not uncompress files or deal with other sorts of archives.

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