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I would like to use a shareware telnet/com server under WinNT that put clients at the C:\> prompt.  They can then run DOS apps over 9,600 baud dumb tubes or PC's emulating dumb tubes over TCP/IP.  I want to write a VB app to be interactive with those users.  VB for DOS was fine but it's too old and not supported.  
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by:jforbes
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If you want to run an application in a DOS Window the try using the Shell command, look for the usage in the VB Help.

-Hope this helps
John
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Thanks but you didn't understand the question.  I don't want to shell a DOS app from VB.  I want to write VB app that runs in a DOS box the way VB for DOS ver 1.0 used to do.
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by:fulscher
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You can't. VB creates windows programs. Get yourself a copy of VB for DOS.
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by:MikeDyble
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fulscher is right, you cant run VB from DOS, the only DOS basic which seems to be currently supported (in the UK) is Powerbasic, every one else has dropped out.
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AllenC_Jr earned 400 total points
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I Downloaded something like what you wanted, it takes awhile to get used to but it should work(you'll have to customize it yourself)...

THE HTML LINK IS

http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Stadium/8002/console.zip
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This is exactly what I wanted.  Thanks for the help.  A note to Mikedyble and fulscher: "You can't" is something that people say when they really mean that they can't.  There is always a way when you put your time, talent, and patients into it.  Don't give up so easily guys and especially don't try to discourage someone else.
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by:abbyabby
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VBRookie, I also need to connect a dos client to Windows com server which enable running vb in dos box. Which com server were you using?
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