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code Log in history using VB?

hello, i have no idea how do u create a log book using visual basic. Do you use looping and calculations? See, the question i have in mind is how to create a log book in visual basic where whenever a user enters into lets say your program in VB, this prg will record the time the user logs in, and this user is loggin in by using what ID. (meaning it's kept in a database) and later if the database administrator wants t print out the report, the prograM Should be able to print it out?

how do i code that? i'm totally at lost right now.
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Steve SiricaSenior Web Application EngineerCommented:
At 1st glace this sound as simple as just writing to a file?  I may be over simplifying, and excuse me if I am, but just use one of the methods to wite info out to a file.  I would use the FileSystemObject.  I'm sure I'm going to catch slack for that suggestion.
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alaplumeCommented:
Even if users don't have to log in to your app you can't find out who is logged into the machine using an API. Then you simply write a record to you log table using the username, datetime etc...
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escheiderCommented:
Here is a good reference on creating logfiles using VB:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q161306

It explains how to create the logging mechanism and utilize it.
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pohleenAuthor Commented:
anybody can code this will deserve 200 points.i know it isn't much but it's all i could afford... i'm kinda in a deep mess now coz time is the biggest prob....thanks...
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Steve SiricaSenior Web Application EngineerCommented:
Once again I may be over simplifying, but a log file is nothing more than a text with a .log extension.  Here is some simple code to write out a text/log file.

Dim FSO         As Object
Dim fsoTS       As Object

Set FSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set fsoTS = FSO.OpenTextFile("c:\test.log", 8, True)

fsoTS.WriteLine "write out log info here."

fsoTS.Close

This is what I use and it works fine for me.

Good luck.
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