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EASY - VB 6 Forms save

Hello,

I have a problem with my VB 6 Project.

If i have a label on a form called 'theform' on a label called 'thelabel' that says "Hello" i can edit this by using code like ...

theform.thelabel = "Goodbye"

this works fine.  However, if i close my running project, and then start it back up again the labe has changed back to "Hello" and has not saved my changes.

I know in Access you have to edit a form in design mode for the changes to save, i dont think there is any kind of design mode in VB is there?

Does anyone know how i can save my changes to my vb form?

Thanks,

Daz
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DhaestCommented:
You can store the value in a file (xml, ini, ...).
When you start the program, you can load the value from that file and if you close your form, save the values back into the file.
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yo_daz_ukAuthor Commented:
I thought about just getting it from a text file or even setting up a mini database for all my forms so they would be easy to change, however this seemed a bit excessive, for what i would think is a minor change.

I have only got 4 forms in the project!!!

Is there no simple save method or anything like that?  That would save it to the form some how?
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DhaestCommented:
No there's no alternative. Each vb-form must be compiled before it can be used. When you change something to it, it means you'll have to recompile it.
So the only options there are is using a resource file (ini, xml, txt, ...) or like you mentioned a database.
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yo_daz_ukAuthor Commented:
OK thanks
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