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FYI: Drag n Drop Unicode FileNames

Submitted on: 2/17/2015 12:08:00 PM
By: LaVolpe (from psc cd)  
Level: Advanced
User Rating: By 6 Users
Compatibility: VB 6.0
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     Add unicode filename support to VB when dropping files or pasting files. Making attempts to understand unicode support, I am discovering some shortfalls within VB. And in this specific case have not found a workaround for the problem so I thought I'd post my attempts. The problem can be experienced when a file name or path name has unicode characters (see screenshot). Unicode support is rather new to me and I am learning as I go. I think this mini-project may help others too. 23Apr07: Removed TLB requirement; no TLB used. 23Apr07: Found logic error. Assumed AddRef was being called by DispCallFunc but it was not; therefore, fixed error that would be calling Release when it shouldn't which could crash IDE.

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