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vb6 scroll bars windows api no longer works under windows 7

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I have been using a class moduel from the website vbAccelerator.com which is fantastic at putting a scroll bar onto a Visual Basic form.
This code no longer works under windows 7 32bit.   I have tried running in compatability mode of windows xp.

I have attached a sample project the line where it falls over is AttachMessage Me, m_hWnd, WM_HSCROLL inside the pAttachMessages function.  I have only ever done basic api calls but cant even find any info relating to attachmessage

I am wondering if this is easy to fix.
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by:CSI-Windows_com
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I suspect this may be using window messaging to monitor controls.  If so, this would be blocked by a Windows 7 feature known as User Interface Process Isolation (UIPI).

The only way to open it up without disabling UAC is to use AppCompat to allow specific messages to pass.
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I am wondering if this is easy to fix
Yes,
This Class (cScrollBars.cls from your project) requires:
isubclass.cls and
subclass.bas
from vbAccelerator.com

I've attached the modified project below.
ScrollBarsApi-project.zip
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by:Martin Liss
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You don't need to use APIs.Scroll-Form.zip
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by:purbrick
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Wow, I have to say I love this web-site.  I am supporting legacy code and when I came across this problem with running vb code on windows7 I thought I was in trouble, after wasting yesterday I asked the question and overnight I have two solutions both of which work.  I am accepting eemits answer as it uses the same vbAccelerator.com code I already have in my projects.  
thanks you for providing a working project.
I understand now that I can use the two subclass modules to replace the ssubtmr.dll.  And also found the attachmessage sub in these subclass modules.
thank you
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by:purbrick
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excellent response, complete project
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by:Martin Liss
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Not even a little taste? ;)
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by:eemit
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Thanks purbrick,
I'm glad I was able to help.
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by:purbrick
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lol MartinLiss.  Normally I do share the points/love around but today I didnt.  I was too excited about the lack of work I needed to do to get exe up and running.
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by:Martin Liss
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If eemit didn't mind you could ask for admin assistance, but no big deal.
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by:eemit
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OK, but does not have to be fifty fifty :-)
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by:Martin Liss
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I don't need 50/50.
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OK, so I can ask admin assistance to change to 20/80 but I am actually not sure how to do this.
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I clicked the 'Request attention' link and asked the moderators to help you do it.
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