Microsoft KB Archive/172862

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DOCFIX: Error in Sample Code for Async Downloading of Property

Article ID: 172862

Article Last Modified on 12/10/2003


  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Control Creation Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Learning Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Enterprise Edition

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The Visual Basic 5.0 Books Online topic entitled "Adding internet features to controls" contains an error in the PictureFromURL Property Let procedure.


If you run the sample code, you may receive the compile error "Variable not defined" or run-time error 424 "Object Required".

The compile error results from the following line of code in the PictureFromURL Property Let procedure:

   If (AmbientProperties.UserMode = True) _
         And (NewString <> "") Then

This line of code should read as follows:

   If (UserControl.Ambient.UserMode = True) _
         And (NewString <> "") Then

The Ambient property of a UserControl returns an AmbientProperties object that holds the ambient properties of its container.


This documentation error has been fixed in Visual Basic 6.0.

Additional query words: asynchronous kbVBp500 kbVBp600 kbVBp kbdsd kbDSupport kbdocerr kbdocfix

Keywords: KB172862