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How to use Events??

I am a total newbie to VB Programming, so please bare with me....  I have a program, and when a particular thing occurs, I want an event to be Raised(so that another program knows to do something).  How do I raise an event(that isn't something like onclick().)  Now, how can I have another vb program listen for this event, and carry out some actions if this event is actually raised?
Thanks, hope this makes sense.
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sbishop
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VerolandCommented:
It sounds like you want to use something like DDE. Dynamic Data Exchange
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DalinCommented:
sbishop
A event is araised by a component in your (such as a control) program to indicate something happed to it (like click), so you can add code in the event to do what you like when the event happens.  This is because you don't know or don't care what's going on inside the control until the event is happening. You don't not raise an event (so to speek) in your program, because you know exactly what is going on in your program.

What you talking about another program, it is a different story. The 2nd program may not care what is going on in the first, only when the "event" occur.  So what you can do is to make the first program as a component of the 2nd in the form of ActiveX (Control, Dll, EXE).  In that case you can raise an event.
To raise a event, you first tell VB that your control(say) has event using the WithEvent
Example: Private WithEvents myControl As Someobject

then you defined what event:
Public Event ChangeText()

and finally when it's time to raise it, using:RaiseEvent ChangeText


It is a little  complecated. So you may look at the DDE, it is much simpler. But DDE is a deminishing technology and it is not as reliable.

Regards
Dalin

 



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