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Invalid Picture

If you are getting an Run-time error 481: Invalid picture error by running code like this:

Printer.PaintPicture PictureBox1.Picture, 0, 0
Printer.EndDoc

My solution was to change it to:
Printer.PaintPicture PictureBox1.Image, 0, 0
Printer.EndDoc

Confused shrug

Open a Browser Window

Declare Function ShellExecute Lib "shell32.dll" Alias "ShellExecuteA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal lpOperation As String, ByVal lpFile As String, ByVal lpParameters As String, ByVal lpDirectory As String, ByVal nShowCmd As Long) As Long

ShellExecute hwnd, "open", "http://www.jevon.org", vbNullString, vbNullString, conSwNormal

Get the Filename/Directory From a String

Function GetDirectoryFromFn(fn As String)
    GetDirectoryFromFn = Mid(fn, 1, Len(fn) - InStr(StrReverse(fn), ""))
End Function

Function GetFilenameFromFn(fn As String)
    GetFilenameFromFn = Mid(fn, Len(fn) - InStr(StrReverse(fn), "") + 2)
End Function

Examples:
GetDirectoryFromFn("c:somewheredirectoryfile.ext") = "c:somewheredirectory"
GetFilenameFromFn("c:somewheredirectoryfile.ext") = "file.ext"

Load Text File

This code will attempt to load a text file, read all the text in it, and return the text. This should only be used on actual text files, without any binary in the file. Also, you should implement some error checking for making sure the file exists before running the function, because although an error message will pop up, no text will be returned in case of an error. Also, the function doesn't include any error catching other than checking that the file exists. (If you want a function to do this, write it yourself Mr. Green)

Function LoadTextFile(fn As String) As String
Dim z As Long, tmp1 As String
z = FreeFile
If Dir(fn) = "" Then MsgBox "Error: The file """ & fn & """ does not exist.", vbExclamation, "Error": Exit Function
Open fn For Input Access Read As #z
Do
    Line Input #z, tmp1
    tmp = tmp & tmp1 & vbCrLf
Loop Until EOF(z)
Close #z
LoadTextFile = tmp
End Function

Bubble Sort

Function OrderSortElements(ByVal ElementsArray As Variant) As Variant
For n = UBound(ElementsArray) To 0 Step -1
    Do
        changes = 0
        For i = 0 To n - 1
            If ElementsArray(i) > ElementsArray(i + 1) Then
                temp = ElementsArray(i + 1)
                ElementsArray(i + 1) = ElementsArray(i)
                ElementsArray(i) = temp
                changes = changes + 1
            End If
        Next
    Loop While changes > 0
Next
OrderSortElements = ElementsArray
End Function

Format File Size

This code will convert 1048576 bytes into 1.00 MB, etc.

Function FileSizeFormat(sz)
gb = 1024 ^ 3
Select Case Len(Format(sz / 1024, "#############0"))
    Case 0: t = Format(sz, "##,##0") & " bytes"
    Case 1: t = Format(sz / 1024, "0.00") & " KB"
    Case 2: t = Format(sz / 1024, "#0.0") & " KB"
    Case 3: t = Format(sz / 1024, "##0") & " KB"
    Case 4: t = Format(sz / 1048576, "0.00") & " MB"
    Case 5: t = Format(sz / 1048576, "#0.0") & " MB"
    Case 6: t = Format(sz / 1048576, "##0") & " MB"
    Case 7: t = Format(sz / gb, "0.00") & " GB"
    Case 8: t = Format(sz / gb, "#0.0") & " GB"
    Case 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: t = Format(sz / gb, "###,###,###,##0") & " GB"
    Case Else: t = Format(sz, "#,###,###,###,##0") & " bytes"
End Select
FileSizeFormat = t
End Function

Leading Zero

Function LeadingZero(szString, lngDecimals As Long, Optional szChar As String = "0") As String
LeadingZero = String(szChar, lngDecimals - Len(szString)) & szString
End Function

For example:
HexVal = LeadingZero(Hex(15), 2)
This will return a hex value "0F".
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