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Developer's Corner / NANY Bible Quiz
« on: December 01, 2008, 07:40 PM »
Thanks to all that are taking a look at the Visual Basic 6.0 Bible Quiz posted in this years NANY.

A constant problem I have had with it from day one is repeating a question too many times during a session.

Even with over 500 questions, cut into 5 levels of participation, there are still too many repetitions of a question.

The data is in an MS Access database.

The only way at this time that I can think of solving this issue is to access the database each time a question is displayed and tag it. The only problem I see with this is that (assuming 100 questions per level of play) after a while the "search for another question" would consume so much time that you would get bored and quit.

Any ideas will be most welcome as how to overcome this issue.

[email protected]

N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Visual Basic 6.0 Bible Quiz
« on: December 01, 2008, 05:53 PM »
I agree, the repeating question issue has plagued me from day one. At one time I had the difficulty feature divided into ten options, talk about a problem now, it was horrendous with ten.

Question, unless I write to the data base and check it for each question displayed, how else can I prevent this duplication? To do this would obviously slow thing down quite a bit, wouldn't it?

Any suggestions would be most welcomed as how to resolve this issue.

But, considering (Pat myself on the back) for my first Visual Basic program, I like to think it does a pretty good job.


NANY 2009 Entry Information

Application Name Visual Basic 6.0 Bible Quiz -- English and Spanish
Version V2.4
Short Description Multi player Bible Quiz
Supported OSes Windows
Web Page
English VersionEnglish Download Page
Spanish Version
Spanish Download Page
System Requirements
  • Pentium W/128 RAM
Version History
  • About done, but is any program "done"
AuthorLink to larystoy's profile

Bible Quiz
Started out as a "something to do project" when learning HTML. Could never figure out a way to keep score with HTML, so rewrote it in Visual Basic 6.0.

Over 1000 questions, multiple choice answers in random order. Choice of New Testament or Old Testament question at any time. Can play by yourself or with up to 6 players competitively. Can get a "hint" at any time or "read the verse" if desired.

Can't "read the verse" to find the answer though. Must answer the question first. Once you have "read the verse" goes to next question.


View Screen Shots

ZIP file with required DLL's and OCX's.

Using the Application
Has a "help" file built in, duplicated in the "readme" file that can be viewed prior to installing the program.

Just delete the files and folder you will be creating.

Known Issues
Thanks to all that are looking at this program. Will implement changes as they are brought to my attention.

Thanks to: TPReal for his many inputs for improvments to the program, and Parttimecoder for suggesting an ability to turn off the sound. Using these suggestions, several improvements have been made to the program.

Anyone that has downloaded the file prior to 12/30/08, can now update the main file from the link above and have the most current version.

I am currently working on a Spanish version, and although there is one avaliable please keep in mind, it still needs some major work on it. So please visit my web site for information on updates to that version.

May the Lord bless any and all that will read his word and take it to their heart.


N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Intro
« on: November 24, 2008, 10:37 PM »
Not trying to rack up posts, but I tried to give an explaination of my program earlier and it wouldn't cooperate. So I'll try again.

It is a Bible Quiz, with over 1000 questions selected randomly. Play by yourself or with up to 6 players. Lots of whistles-n-bells also.

Avaliable for preview and download at my web site Be sure to look at the screen shots first.


N.A.N.Y. 2009 / Re: NANY 2009 Intro
« on: November 24, 2008, 10:32 PM »
I'm a newibe to DonationCoder and like the NANY thing.

I'll put a program up for anyone that want it.


N.A.N.Y. 2008 / Re: The N.A.N.Y. Programming Challenge for 2008
« on: November 24, 2008, 04:47 AM »
Bible Quiz -- Based on the King James Bible
Over 1000 questions with multiple choice answers
Switch between New or Old Testament at any time
Hint and/or read the verse if missed
Up to 6 players or as single player game
Set level of dificulty of questions
Review or select individual question
Avaliable for download at

N.A.N.Y. 2008 / Re: The N.A.N.Y. Programming Challenge for 2008
« on: November 24, 2008, 04:34 AM »
Hay guys n gals, I'm a newbie to DonationCoder and I got an app for NANY.

Developer's Corner / CSS and field width
« on: November 15, 2008, 08:01 AM »
Just learning PHP and CSS, need a bit of help here.

Am doing a web site for a local musical ministry. Like most, if they see anything like "<"P">" or "<"h5">," AHHHH!!! computer programing, don"t know how, don't want to know.

What I am trying to do is provide a method whereby they can make changes to things like their online News Letter and such with just a plain text file.

The following allows me to read a text file into the page. Problem is it is full screen width. What I want to do is limit the width of the displayed text.

h3 id="content1-title" class="handcursor">About Us/h3>
div id="content1" class="switchgroup1">
p align="left" style="font-size:12px;font-family:Verdana;color:#000000" />
?php echo readfile("file1.txt"); ?>

The above does require a JS file and bit of SCRIPT to work correctly. An example can be seen at http://www.websbylar...adfiles/readfile.php

As you click on a word, the drop down text displays. Now I need to knw how to limit the width either with XHTML or CSS.

The full page can be seen at http://www.websbylar...istries/default.html

In the above link the information is embeded in the HTML source, and I don't want the ministry to be dependant on me when a change needs to be made.

Thanks for any assistance
Larry Arnold
[email protected]

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