Patching VB5 Executable
Posted on 2013-11-11
I have a VB5 executable in which I need to change some ASCII text strings. The program executes correctly, but I need to change some text strings on the "About" menu choice. I cannot rebuild the project (even though I still have the VB5 IDE), because some of the 3rd party controls I used are no longer available / supported, and I cannot get VB5 to compile the project correctly.
Within the program on the "About" page, I have an address that I would like to change:
111 Fourth Street
to 222 Ninth Street
Is it possible to do this? I realize that the length of the strings must be exactly the same, so I may need to pad the new string with spaces, if it ends up being too short. If it ends up being longer, I may have a bigger problem.
Any help / suggestions would be appreciated.