A Win95 About Box

by Mark Trescowthick - GUI Computing

I guess we all have a standard About Box. And I'm pretty sure most of us display our app's name, etc, along with memory and resource usage.

With the advent of VB4 and Win95, it seems to me that much of that memory information is not too relevant any more, so my Win95 About Box drops that information in favour of more detailed Operating System and Computer info - which is much more likely to be helpful for debugging if there's a problem.

But the major change I made was in the application information. VB4 allows us to embed Copyright, Trademark, Product, Author and Description information in our .exe and exposes this info as properties of the App object. Previously, I'd either code some labels by hand or set up this information as constants.

VB4 makes this far more elegant.

Written by: Mark Trescowthick
Oct 95