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                         Shareware Custom Controls

                               20-Feb-94
    Inaccuricies and editorializing are the sole responsibility of 
    Adam Harris (harris@cs.uchicago.edu), who would appreciate any 
    corrections or dissenting opinions.  Archive names are from 
    major ftp sites.  Names at your favorite site may vary.  All 
    prices are in US$ and do not include S&H charges (usually $2-$3).

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                                  Alarm

Control: alarm1.vbx                    Archive: alarm11.zip
 Author: Mabry Software                  Price: $10.00
    Ver: 1.1
 Keywds: schedule

Triggers events, like the timer, but using specific times rather than 
intervals.  Wildcard matching elegantly allows you to trigger events at 
regular intervals (i.e., every 10 minutes).

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                                 BarCode

         
Control: barcod1.vbx                     Archive: barcod11.zip
 Author: Mabry Software                    Price: $15.00
    Ver: 1.1                               
 Keywds: data

Generates bar codes, in 4 different styles.  Can be bound to a data 
field.

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                                  BmpLst

Control: bmplst1.vbx                   Archive: bmplst16.zip
 Author: Mabry Software                  Price: $20.00
    Ver: 1.6
 Keywds: list, graphic

List box with pictures, vertically aligned over a caption.

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                                 Calendar

Control: calendar.vbx                  Archive: vbcal.zip
 Author: Rijnhaave Office Automation     Price: $0.00
    Ver:
 Keywds: calendar

Wierd and buggy date entry box with pop-up calendar.  No customization, 
no documentation.

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                                 CTLWhWnd

Control: ctlwhwnd.dll                  Archive: vbhwnd.zip
 Author: Jonathan Zuck                   Price: $0.00
    Ver:
 Keywds: api

One function, ControlhWnd, which returns the hWnd for a given control.

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                                 EndTask

Control: entask.dll                    Archive: entask.zip
 Author: Jeff Simms                      Price: $0.00
    Ver:
 Keywds: task

Intercepts "End Task" from the Task Manager.

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                         File and Disk Space Info

Control: dfinfo1.vbx                   Archive: dfinfo14.zip
 Author: Mabry Software                  Price: $15.00
    Ver: 1.4
 Keywds: disk, file

Two controls provide technical statistics of a drive and extended file 
information, respectively.

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                        File Manager Drag and Drop

Control: fmdrop1.vbx                   Archive: fmdrop10.zip
 Author: Mabry Software                  Price: $15.00
    Ver: 1.0
 Keywds: file, drag-drop

Enables drag and drop of single or multiple files from the File Manager 
or what have you.

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                              Four Controls

Control: <see below>                   Archive: vb4ctrls.zip
 Author: Jeng Long Jiang                 Price: $0.00
    Ver:
 Keywds: graphic, status

Four graphic controls:  vmeter.vbx and hmeter.vbx are "flooding" status 
gauge controls; spin.vbx (!) is a spin tool.  The best of the lot seems 
to be 3dlabel.vbx, which is actually a button which holds states like a 
toolbar button.  No documentation.

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                               FXTools Demo

Control: fximage.vbx                   Archive: fxtool.zip
 Author: ImageFX                         Price:
    Ver: 1.0
 Keywds: demo, graphic

Demo of the FXTools suite of VB controls (fxlabel.vbx and fximage.vbx).  
An impressive collection of wipes, fades, block text, drop shadows, etc.

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                            Grinning Jack Deck

Control: vbcards.dll                   Archive: vbcards.zip
 Author: Richard R. Sands                Price: $0.00
    Ver: 1.01p
 Keywds: game

Provides a bitmap collection of cards, including a joker, and basic card 
API.

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                                 GT Icon

Control: gticon.dll                    Archive: gticon.zip
 Author: George R. Torralba              Price: $0.00
    Ver:
 Keywds: icon, drag-drop

Assigns and retrieves the DragIcon property of controls.

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                               GT List Box

Control: gtlist.vbx                    Archive: tlstvbx2.zip
 Author: George R. Torralba              Price: $15.00
    Ver: 2.0
 Keywds: list, graphic

List box with some extra properties to let you set tab positions, 
control the existance of scroll bars, color items in the list, or 
associate bitmaps with items.  [Free for non-commercial use.]

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                              GT Toolbar Kit

Control: gttbar.vbx                    Archive: gttbar01.zip
 Author: George R. Torralba              Price: $15.00
    Ver: 1.0
 Keywds: toolbar, graphic, status

GT Toolbar provides a toolbar button, represented by a cell of a toolbar 
bitmap.  Registered users can use the picture property to define their 
own toolbar graphics.  (You can't force the button to stay in down 
state, unfortunately.)  GT Panel is a stripped down 3d panel useful for 
as a container for toolbars or status boxes.

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                             Ini File Manager

Control: inicon2.vbx                   Archive: inicon26.zip
 Author: Mabry Software                  Price: $5.00
    Ver: 2.6
 Keywds: ini

Provides an interface to reading and writing ini files, including 
win.ini, or application specific ini files.

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                                  InpOut

Control: inpout.dll                    Archive: inpout.zip
 Author: Jay Munro                       Price: $0.00
    Ver:
 Keywds: io

An INP and OUT replacement, written in assembler and used like the 
QuickBasic routines.  Includes source.  (For some reason Mr. Munro saw 
fit to include Software Assist's SCFILE package -- the dll is actually 
very small.)

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                                  JoyStk

Control: joystk1.vbx?                  Archive: joystk10.zip
 Author: Mabry Software                  Price: $15.00
    Ver: 1.0
 Keywds: io

Provides an interface to up to two joysticks.

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                                 MailSlot

Control: mslot1.vbx                    Archive: mslot10.zip
 Author: Mabry Software                  Price: $30.00
    Ver: 1.0
 Keywds: mail

Mail slot interface.

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                                Menu Event

Control: menuev2.vbx                   Archive: menuev21.zip
 Author: Mabry Software                  Price: $10.00
    Ver: 2.1
 Keywds: menu, status

Emits menu events while the highlight travels over entries in the menu 
bar, before the _click event is called.  Good in combination with 
dynamic status boxes.

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                             Message Blaster

Control: msgblast.vbx                  Archive: tbox100.zip
 Author: Ed Staffin                      Price: $0.00
    Ver: 1.1
 Keywds: toolbar, graphic

Provides a floating palette, complete with tiny title bar, which you can 
use in conjunction with an MDI form.  Message notification is rather 
crude and hacky.

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                               MhFormScroll

Control: mhfs200.vbx                   Archive: mhfs200.zip
 Author: MicroHelp                       Price: $0.00
    Ver: 2.0
 Keywds: scroll

Add scroll bars to a form or a container.  Crashed my computer, so I 
don't know if it works.

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                                 MListBox

Control: mlistbox.vbx                  Archive: mlist110.zip
 Author: Mike Warning                    Price:
    Ver: 1.1
 Keywds: list

Multiple selection list box with ability to find strings, associate 
numeric data with list items, and set tabs with some precision.  
Variable pricing scheme.

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                                MouseWatch

Control: mwatch.dll                    Archive: mwatch.zip
 Author: User Friendly, Inc.             Price: $0.00
    Ver:
 Keywds: mouse, status

Dynamically tracks mouse position, emitting _KeyDown events to the 
form.  Good for dynamic hinting, a la Word Perfect.

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                                 OpenDlg

Control: opendlg.vbx                   Archive: opendl.zip
 Author: Zane Thomas                     Price: $0.00
    Ver:
 Keywds: graphic

Does the same thing as cmdialog.vbx.

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                         PBClone Windows Library

Control: pcbwin.dll                    Archive: pcbwin.zip
 Author: Thomas Hanlin III               Price: $19.95
    Ver: 1.0
 Keywds: math, utility

A suite of utility routines:  number of floppy or comm ports, checksums, 
bit operations, etc.

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                              Percentage Bar

Control: percnt2.vbx                   Archive: percnt23.zip
 Author: Mabry Software                  Price: $10.00
    Ver: 2.3
 Keywds: graphic, status

Very nice 3D style percentage bar, effectively replacing threed's 
flooding SSPanel.  Doesn't have wierd flood types like SSPanel 
(circular, right to left), but does include text color reversal over the 
flood, bevelled floods, and no flashing at all.  A much more standard 
look.

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                                  Prompt

Control: prompt.vbx                    Archive: prompt11.zip
 Author: Andrew S. Dean                  Price: $15.00
    Ver: 1.1
 Keywds: cli

Textbox variant for command-line-style input.  Includes argument parsing 
into words and a history capacity.

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                                  QCards

Control: qcard.dll                     Archive: qcard.zip
 Author: Stephen Murphy                  Price: $0.00
    Ver:
 Keywds: game

Deck of cards with card support functions.  Can work with 2 decks at a 
time, no jokers.

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                                  RoText

Control: rotext1.vbx?                  Archive: vbrotfnt.vbx
 Author: Mabry Software                  Price: $15.00
    Ver:
 Keywds: label, font, graphic

Provides rotatable labels, TrueType only.

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                                  SoundX

Control: soundx1.vbx                   Archive: soundx12.zip
 Author: Mabry Software                  Price: $10.00
    Ver: 1.2
 Keywds: matching

Metaphone and Soundex text matching algorithms let you search by phonic 
affinity.

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                                 spSound

Control: winsound.dll                  Archive: spsoun.zip
 Author: Alfred J. Giordano              Price: $0.00
    Ver:
 Keywds: sound

Provides low-level port-based sound routines.

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                                ToolButton

Control: toolbutn.vbx                  Archive: vbtool20.zip
 Author: Brett Foster                    Price: $0.00
    Ver: 2.0b
 Keywds: toolbar, help, graphic

Full-feature toolbar buttons, with up to 6 states (for attributes).  Use 
your own image and break it into cells of graphic buttons, or use the 
suite of standard buttons.  Also includes ContextHelp control (same vbx) 
to assist with help management.

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                                 VBCTL3D

Control: vbctl3d.vbx                   Archive: vb3d.zip (?)
 Author: Bernd Beeks & Jeff Sims         Price: $29.00
    Ver: 1.32
 Keywds: graphic

When added to a form, transforms standard controls into embedded, 3d 
controls.  Covers labels, message boxes, check boxes, even menus and 
user-specified controls (by class name).  Does not allow you to specify 
bevel width or depth.

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                                 VBPoint

Control: vbpoint.dll                   Archive: vbptr.zip
 Author: Jonathan Zuck                   Price: $0.00
    Ver:
 Keywds: api

Two routines: convert long pointers (LP) to VB strings, and copy strings 
to another address (another LP).

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                     VideoSoft Custom Control Library

Control: vsvbx.vbx                     Archive: 3dctrls or v
 Author: VideoSoft                       Price: $45.00
    Ver: 2.2a
 Keywds: matching, graphic

Three controls:  3D Elastic, a smart container which resizes it's 
contents automatically, embeds contained controls in true 3d style, and 
can be nested to provide code-free window splitter bars; Awksome, a text 
parser based on the AWK language; and IndexTab, which groups controls 
with a hypercard looking tabbed notepad.

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                                 VTSocket

Control: vtsocket.vbx                  Archive: vtsocket.zip
 Author: Visual Technology Products      Price: $50.00
    Ver: 1.0b
 Keywds: comm

Windows sockets support.  Does not support UDP sockets, out of band, or 
broadcasting.

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                                 WinSock

Control: vbwsk.vbx                     Archive: vbwsk01a.zip
 Author: Brian Syme                      Price: $0.00
    Ver: 0.1a
 Keywds: comm

Provides access to Windows Sockets API.

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                                  ZipInf

Control: zipinf1.vbx                   Archive: zipinf10.zip
 Author: Mabry Software                  Price: $10.00
    Ver: 1.0
 Keywds: compress

Provides thorough information about the files in a zip archive.  Does 
not uncompress files or deal with other sorts of archives.

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