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PaintRR_1000 (Update Apr 2020)

Submitted on: 4/4/2020 4:01:00 PM
By: Robert Rayment 
Level: Advanced
User Rating: By 12 Users
Compatibility: VB 6.0
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     PaintRR by Robert Rayment..(Update April 2020) More code modifications to counter the appalling Windows 10 response to raw mouse actions.. (Update March 2020).. Mouse response is no problem in Windows 7 but appears critically slower in Windows 10. Hence code modified in places to speed up action between mouse events.. (Update Jan 2020).Will now assume GDIPlus always present for Windosw 10. See PaintRRUpdate.txt _____________________ This painting program puts together a lot of the things I've done separately before but with changes; true color, additions & improvements (hopefully). Too many things to describe here - so a list. 26 Main menu items, over 260 Drawing tools (arranged in 19 Tool groups), 60 Filters, 74 Deformers, 30 More Effects, 6 Textures, 14 Half-Tones all with variations and animation, Print Preview, Image merging, Draw mode, Zoom mode, Trace mode, Clipboard functions, bmp, jpeg, gif, png & tif saving, picture drop onto exe, ini file for recent files, form locations, saved colors and color scheme etc, etc. Important to read the on-screen help. In particular the drawing method and running in the IDE with a clipped mouse and break points. If you don't COMPILE this program you'll not see the benefit! Only fully tested on WinXP and Win7 but tested OK by others on WinME, Vista & Win8.1. Acknowledgements in the help file. I enjoyed writing this and hope you at least find it entertaining:) NOTE: If the chm help file, PaintRR_Imp.chm, does not work then open it on it's own and uncheck the security button or maybe Unblock and open.

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2/8/2018 5:42:09 PMDavid

Thank you Robert.
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2/10/2018 5:51:49 AMGreyling007

The Help screens seem to be empty. The titles are there but when I click on one, the subject is blank. Am I missing something? --WinXP VB6 SP6 --

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2/12/2018 3:52:56 PMRobert Rayment

Greyling007: I downloaded again but get no problem with help chm. If you haven't tried it I suggest try opening the PaintRR_Imp.chm by itself. If it still fails then maybe WinXP is rejecting it.
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2/13/2018 3:32:40 PMGreyling007

I re-D/L'd it, but still no luck. I also tried to open the help by itself with same result. It will load and you can see in the left column the title subjects, but when you click on one, it fails to open... You might be right about it being XP. I am disabled and have no way to afford a new PC. I think I might be the sole lone hold out for XP around here. You program looks great! Thanks for reply.

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2/14/2018 4:29:04 PMRobert Rayment

Greyling007: sorry about that. I use HelpNDoc to create chm files,

Recommended Configuration:
- Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10
- 512MB of RAM
- 80MB of free disk space
- 1024x768 screen resolution or higher
- Help Compiler: Microsoft HTML Help Workshop. Download:

Not sure if that's a clue.
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4/21/2018 8:54:12 PMHerman

This code is an "all handcrafted" paint toolshop and paint program, without the use of any external DLL, a rarely seen interesting VB6 code.

Run on my Vista, Win 7 and Win 10; all okay. Tested the CHM help pages too, also very smooth.
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1/12/2020 10:14:11 PMgordon gardener

Help file works fine, I have 2 printers, A4 and A3 wireless,prints to canon A4 but no way to print to Epson A3, just keep in mind us oldies dont have eagle eyes as we used to so things need to be big enough for us to read, even with my glasses I still need to use arial font size 12 bold on all my programs lol

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1/14/2020 9:40:51 PMVB6 MVP

Great to see you around, Robert. Thank you for sharing this PaintRR update.
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2/5/2020 5:46:55 PMRobert Rayment

gordon gardiner

I haven't got an A3 printer but you should be able to get A3 by selecting it in the Preferences when the standard printer dialog comes up.

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4/5/2020 1:44:46 AMTom Py

Long Time....I've used this project occasionally, but have always found your submissions elegant and trustworthy.
Thanks for keeping on.

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4/5/2020 7:06:43 AMRobert Rayment

Thanks for comment Tom.
I've more or less given up programming but felt obliged to counter some of the deficiencies in Windows 10.

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6/11/2020 11:03:03 PMCasif Merdic

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