Digital E-Meter Project - Sources #1
     As posted previously I suggested that Visual Basic has the plug-ins
available for a lot of the functionality of the Digital E-Meter.  If you
interested in the project, here are some things to look at.
Applications developed using Visual Basic for Windows can now be easily
moved to Microsoft Visual C++ (if desired).  But I suggest that all
postings of so code to the internet be accompanied by the Visual Basic
source code, whi can THEN be translated and changed as individuals may
     This information comes from the Summer/Fall 1993 Custom Controls
Catalog for Visual Basic for Windows (This catalog comes bundled with
Microsoft Visual Basic for Windows).
     If you want to order a copy of the catalog call (415) 688-1808 or
send $ Fawcette Technical Publications 299 California Ave.  Palo Alto,
CA.  94306-1912
     (The following are just a FEW of the many things listed in the
catalog t come to bear on the Digital E-Meter project.)
     1.  For the Internet code, this will be very helpful.
                 TCP/IP for Visual Basic by Netmanage.  Development
tools for creating networking applications with Visual Basic.
NetManage's software development toolkit for TCP/IP, NEWT-SDK, now
includes support for Visual Basic. This is the first TCP/IP package
developed specifically for Windows (not converted from MS-DOS). Support
for up to 64 concurrent sessions are possible with multiple hosts or
workstations.  Product Highlights:
            100% DLL, not a TSR
            Requires only 64KB of base memory
            Berkeley 4.3 socket interface
            Source code for Visual Basic example applications provided
            Support for Ethernet, Token Ring FDDI, and SLIP
            FTP, SMTP and SNMP DLL's Made by: NetManage 20823 Stevens
Creek Blvd.  Cupertino, CA. 95014 (408) 973-7171 (phone) (408) 257-6405
2. This will be useful for those working on Serial Communications:
            PDQComm for Windows by Crescent Software Inc.  PDQComm for
Windows is a complete library of subroutines, functions, and a custom
control for adding event driven serial communications support to your
applications. Developers are able to control the communication ports,
send and recieve text and binary data, and emulate popular terminal
protocols.  Simultaneous port operations and baud rates are limited only
by your hardware and communications driver.  Files may be sent and
recieved by using XModem-Checksum, XModem-CRC, XModem-1K, YModem,
ZModem-G, YModem-Batch, ZModem and CompuserveB+. A complete set of
standard terminal emulations is provided including ANSI, DEC VT52, VT100
and TTY terminals. A full featured terminal program is also included
that may be used as a stand-alone application.  The PDQComm for Windows
manual contains extensive tutorial information, including a complete
overview of communications in general.
Crescent Software 11 Bailey Ave.  Ridgefield, CT. 06877-4505 (800)
35-BASIC (orders) (203) 438-5300 (phone) (203) 431-4626 (fax) Internet:
3. For those working on the on-line help systems, check this out:
                         Windows Help Magician 2.0 The fast and easy way
to develop HyperText Help Files for Windows.  To create help text, use
the built-in editor or import MS Word RTF files.  Creating jumps,
popups, bitmaps, hotspots, indents, bulleted/numbered lists, and custom
fonts is as easy as marking text with a mouse. No memory limitations on
any aspect of the help file. Supports 3.1 features including macros,
non-scrolling regions, secondary windows, and more. Test your help file
instantly without compiling. The Help Magician will write the RTF file
and run the help compiler.
4. For those who want to add Expert-System features:
                     Add Intelligence with M.4 M.4 is an expert system
tool specifically designed for embeddable applications.  M.4 offers an
easy-to-use and easy-to-learn expert system language, as well as
procedural control, object-oriented programming, and development and
delivery environments for both MS-DOS and Windows. With M.4 an experts
knowledge can easily be made available to your application written with
Visual Basic by integrating with the M.4 Custom Control or by building
your own Custom Control that accesses our library of subroutines.
Applications developed using Visual Basic for Windows can now be easily
moved to Microsoft Visual C++.  M.4 has been used since 1984 to field
hundreds of major industrial and government applications. Gives your
applications a competitive edge today by embedding M.4 with it's special
design for tight integration.
Cimflex Teknowledge Corp.  1810 Embarcadero Rd.  Palo Alto, CA. 94303
(800) 285-0500 (USA Calls Only) (415) 424-0500 (phone) (415) 493-2645
5. For those wanting to add Neural Network capabilities:
          NeuroWindows. Neural Network Library for Visual Basic.
NeuroWindows is a Dynamic Link Library especially designed for Visual
Basic and Access Basic. It enables a programmer to quickly and easily
build sophisticated custom problem solving applications that have
previously defied solution with conventional programming. Neural
Networks have been very successful in solving many commercial problems
including price and market forcasting, process control, and decision
making based upon fuzzy variables. It is used as a replacement for
multiple regression analysis, and has been successful in stock market
prediction and race track handicapping. NeuroWindows is a series of
neural network functions that allow you to create up to 128 interacting
networks with custom neuron slabs and weights. NeuroWindows is fast and
supports supervised and unsupervised learning.
Ward Systems Group Executive Park West 5 Hillcrest Drive Frederick, MD.
21702 (301) 662-7950 (phone) (301) 662-5666 (fax)
Other postings of similar information is sure to come.  -- Charles