Category Archives: Visual Studio

How to connect Android or iPhone via WiFi for application deployment

Developing mobile apps using Apache Cordova or any other platform involves constantly deploying your app to real devices. This process can become tedious because the phone or tablet must be connected via USB cable to your computer. However, you can connect your device via WiFi and deploy and debug your app normally following these steps.

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Build Cordova iOS app from Visual Studio for Windows

This article’s goal is to briefly explain how to create your Cordova app for iOS from Visual Studio 2017 or 2015, and why you should avoid using Visual Studio’s remote build agent for this. There’s a more reliable way to manage your Android app in Visual Studio and then export it to your iOS platform version and Xcode.

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Using Android 8 and 9 emulators without Android Studio

Despite Google’s efforts to deprecate the Android SDK Manager standalone GUI in an attempt to force the installation of Android Studio, which is irrelevant for Cordova apps, you can still run any Android emulator without Android Studio using the updated SDK Manager tools. This process involves installing the SDK tools 24 and then updating them to version 27 with the provided links.

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Add mousewheel support for VB6 under Windows 8 and 10

This article is for anyone trying to add support for the mouse wheel in Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Professional under Windows 8.1 x64 or Windows 10, which does not include mouse wheel support by default.

  1. Download the VB6MouseWheel.exe self-extracting file and extract its contents to any folder and ignore instructions on that site because they don’t apply to x64 OS
  2. Copy VB6IDEMouseWheelAddin.dll to the Windows\SysWOW64 folder
  3. Discard all the other extracted files
  4. Open a command prompt as administrator in Windows\SysWOW64
  5. Type regsvr32.exe VB6IDEMouseWheelAddin.dll and press Enter
  6. You should see a message that the registration was successful: VB6IDEMouseWheelAddin.dll
  7. Start Visual Basic 6.0, go to Add-Ins > Add-In Manager
  8. Select MouseWheel Fix, check Loaded/Unloaded and Load on Startup checkboxes:VB6 Add-In Manager
  9. Click OK. Now you can use the mouse wheel to scroll normally in VB 6.0.