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here goes im gonna give it a shot [Mar. 4th, 2003|11:58 am]
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[silentblade]
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hey, im thinkin about making a Lj client in VB 6.0. in not very good at this code so its going to take me a long time. if anyone wishes to help please post a comment. I just now got the basics down, and if anyone can help me figure out the protocol so it can be used in VB 6 that would be appreciated.

Mailto: silentblade234@hotmail.com

id aprricate any info, since im a newb at making clients, but i sure would like to start!
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[User Picture]From: linxpro
2003-03-05 04:06 pm (UTC)
i'm writing a client in vb6 as well.. it's almost finished (yaaaaaaay...).. but anywho

i decided to use the msxml2.xmlhttp obect for making all of my request to the LJ protocol. it's pretty much a guareentee that if a user's browser can get through someones proxy, it can as well
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[User Picture]From: silentblade
2003-03-05 10:19 pm (UTC)

hmm...

intresting. where did u get this object? can u use winsock instead?
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[User Picture]From: linxpro
2003-03-06 04:59 pm (UTC)

Re: hmm...

You can use the winsock object, however, I can not guarantee that it will work through proxies. Another bonus w/ the xmlhttp object is that you can make it run async. The xmlhttp object is part of the MSXML Component see the links below for downloading and references.

Download:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/default.asp?url=/downloads/sample.asp?url=/msdn-files/027/001/766/msdncompositedoc.xml

ms usage example:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/xmlsdk30/htm/xmobjxmlhttprequest.asp
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From: bobert225
2003-03-06 01:12 pm (UTC)
the original clients were written in visual basic. you might want to check them out for some tips on applying the LJ client->server protocol in a VB program. the original client source code can be found at http://www.livejournal.com/files/code/clients/win32/ancient/vb-source.zip
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[User Picture]From: silentblade
2003-03-06 10:23 pm (UTC)

thanx alot!

thanx so much! that helped alot! im sure that you people may think that VB is outdated or what not, but dont count it out as a powerful language, just wait i have got big plans! bwahahahah! oh and btw..frankly..that client sucked, sry but its true, i will make somethin cool!!
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From: bobert225
2003-03-07 10:15 am (UTC)

Re: thanx alot!

heh. actually, i had nothing to do with the writing of that client, and yes it did suck, but only in comparison to current clients. I actually don't think VB is outdated; i use it quite often myself. The only reason I knew about the old VB source being available was because I was planning on creating a VB6.0 client about 6 months or so ago. Other things have since taken up my time, however, so that project got shelved, but i'd be interested to see how yours turns out!
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