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Providing a running total on all machines

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I've got 10 PC on a LAN that do wordprocessing in a VB program I wrote.
For reasons I can't go into there must be a running total of the amount of ENTER keystrokes displayed in a Label Control on all of the machines.
Eg. : PC1 presses ENTER - on all of the machines the running total goes up by one. Obviuosly the running total on all the machine must be the same.
How do I accomplish this?
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Question by:Heinrichsa
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by:crazyman
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You could simply send out a UDP message when the enter key is pressed to all the machines on a specific port to tell them to increment there counter/or just tell them the complete new value that way they will always match.
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Something like this...

where text1 is the box for trapping key press and lblreturnpresses is the label.



Option Explicit

Private Sub Form_Load()
    Winsock1.Protocol = sckUDPProtocol
    Winsock1.Bind 12345
    lblreturnpresses.Caption = 0
End Sub

Private Sub Text1_KeyDown(KeyCode As Integer, Shift As Integer)
    If KeyCode = 13 Then
        With Winsock1
            .RemotePort = 12345
            .RemoteHost = "255.255.255.255"
            .SendData CStr(CInt(lblreturnpresses) + 1)
        End With
    End If
End Sub

Private Sub Winsock1_DataArrival(ByVal bytesTotal As Long)
    Dim strData As String
    Winsock1.GetData strData
    lblreturnpresses = strData
End Sub
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by:rskathait
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Can you tell me what is your application architecture.....
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by:danlevans
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Heinrichsa,

Bind all of your applications to a control database table. Update a count field each time the enter key is pressed. Display the count field on all PC's refreshing it with the timer.

Have Fun

Dan

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by:Heinrichsa
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danlevans,

I would not like to use a database because of the recordlocking that occurs. I know I can use the batch updating of ADO, but even with that it is not so effiecient with high hit rate.

I think crazyman has hit the nail on the head thanks for everyones comments
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by:crazyman
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Thanks for the points,glad i could help
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