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VBContact
Screen shot of VBContact The following instructions are for downloading and installing the VBContact web application. VBContact is a multi-user corespondance tracking database. It requires users to log in. VBContact is fully functional but has a limited set of features. It is intended as a demonstration VBWeb application.

REQUIREMENTS
In addition to the VBWeb application requirements, VBContact requires Microsoft Access 95 or any tool that can edit a Microsoft Jet 3.0 database. This is for maintaining a list of valid users and other reference data kept in the database. You will also need an unzip program such as PKUnzip or WinZip.
  1. Download vbcontact.zip into your web server's document root directory.
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  2. Make sure vbcontact.zip went into your web server's document root directory. If it is not there, move it there.
  3. Be sure you know how to get your unzip program to recreate the subdirectories stored in the zip file. For PKUnzip, use the -d option. For WinZip, check Use Folder Names in the Extract dialog box.
  4. shows directories created by unzipping vbcontact. Unzip the file into your web server's document root directory so that the unzip program recreates the subdirectories stored in the zip file. For PKUnzip, use the -d option. For WinZip, check Use Folder Names in the Extract dialog box. This creates the vbcontact directory, the vbcontact\vbcontact directory, and a few more.
  5. Move the deeper vbcontact directory to your web server's standard CGI directory. This vbcontact directory contains the VB project file, vbcontact.vbp, and the source code.
  6. Open vbcontact.vbp into Visual Basic and make an executable out of it. Do not try to run it from within Visual Basic! For the first run, it can only be run as an executable and by a browser.
  7. If you plan to work and compile from a different machine than your web server and the web server does not have Visual Basic installed, then you will need to create a full installation of VBContact and install it on the web server. This installs a set of DLLs and other support files needed to run a VB application. You only need to do this once. After the first time, you can copy just the executable to the web server.
  8. Enter the URL for the executable into your browser. For example:
    http://127.0.0.1/cgi-bin/vbcontact/vbcontact.exe
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