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Joke Randomizer Module


Submitted on: 12/6/2003 5:28:43 PM
By: David A. Edwards  
Level: Intermediate
User Rating: Unrated
Compatibility:VB 3.0, VB 4.0 (16-bit), VB 4.0 (32-bit), VB 5.0, VB 6.0

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     This code will retrieve a list of jokes in a file, place them into a list box, and when commanded will randomly select a joke from the list.
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' Name: Joke Randomizer Module
' Description:This code will retrieve a 
'     list of jokes in a file, place them into
'     a list box, and when commanded will rand
'     omly select a joke from the list.
' By: David A. Edwards
' Assumes:You must place two listboxes i
'     nto frmMain (or rename frmMain in my cod
'     e to the name of your main form): lstQ a
'     nd lstA
'This code is copyrighted and has' limited warranties.Please see http://w
'     ww.Planet-Source-Code.com/vb/scripts/Sho
'     wCode.asp?txtCodeId=50357&lngWId;=1'for details.'**************************************

Attribute VB_Name = "modJoke"
'Joke randomizer module
'Created December 6, 2003 (12-6-03) by D
'     avid Edwards
'For contact information, http://hook.sy
'     tes.net
'Module dedicated to Joe, who requested 
'     I make a randomizer.
'1.) Add two lists to your main form: ls
'     tQ and lstA, be sure to make sure this m
'     odule links to them
'I.E. Change lstA to frmMain.ListA or so
'     mething.
'2.) Be sure the source file is set up a
'     s Q: and A:
'3.) Make sure your main form makes this
'     module call the LoadList() Sub
'Otherwise, there will be no source.
'4.) Stick something in your Form_Load()
'     saying modJokeProcess.LoadList("C:\jokes
'     .txt")
'where that path example is the actual l
'     ocation of a joke file.
'5.) The joke file should be set up like
'     this example:
'     A PIN AT YOU?
'A: Run like Hell....she's got a hand gr
'     enade in her mouth.
'Q: How do blonde braincells die ?
'A: Alone.
'Q: How do you brainwash a blonde?
'A: Give her a douche and shake her upsi
'     de down.
'     Y?
'A: Put her in a round room and tell her
'     to sit in the corner.
'A: She was run over by the zambonis mac
'     hine.
'Be sure to use proper caps and such tho
'     ugh, and place two "enter"s between joke
'     s
'and be sure the Question and Answer sta
'     rt with "Q: " or "A: "

Function RandomJoke() As String

Randomize 'Randomly make a number, round it off so ' that it's not a part of a number like 34 ' 35.12 theRand = Round(Rnd * 100) 'Make sure it's not out of bounds Do Until theRand <= frmMain.lstA.ListCount theRand = theRand - 12 Loop
'Turn the selected item on list into a s ' tring theQuestion = frmMain.lstQ.List(theRand) theAnswer = frmMain.lstA.List(theRand) 'Change the case of the strings (Capital ' ization) 'Commented out these two code lines. The ' y used to edit each one so only the firs ' t 'letter of the string was capitalized, b ' ut that causes some errors for files tha ' t 'are already properly typed (proper punc ' tuation and such),if there are two sente ' nces 'within a string, like if the question a ' nd answer was: 'Why do blondes have more fun? 'Because they don't know any better. the ' y are easier to keep amused. 'Notice how "they" is lowercase though i ' t should be capitalized, because of the ' two lines 'below. Uncomment them if you wish thoug ' h. 'theQuestion = UCase(Left(theQuestion, 1 ' )) & LCase(Mid(theQuestion, 2)) 'theAnswer = UCase(Left(theAnswer, 1)) & ' LCase(Mid(theAnswer, 2)) RandomJoke = theQuestion & " " & theAnswer End Function
Function LoadList(FilePath As String)
Dim theFile As String openfile = FreeFile Open FilePath For Binary Access Read As #openfile theFile = Space$(LOF(openfile)) Get openfile, , theFile Close #openfile 'Take out double-enters and quotes theFile = Replace(theFile, vbCrLf & vbCrLf, "") theFile = Replace(theFile, Chr(34), "") theLines = Split(theFile, vbCrLf) 'Seperate into two lists For l = 0 To UBound(theLines) If Left(theLines(l), 3) = "A: " Then frmMain.lstA.AddItem Mid(theLines(l), 4) If Left(theLines(l), 3) = "Q: " Then frmMain.lstQ.AddItem Mid(theLines(l), 4) DoEvents Next
'Ensure to the programmer that the lists ' are balanced Debug.Print frmMain.lstQ.ListCount & " questions, " & frmMain.lstA.ListCount & " answers." If frmMain.lstQ.ListCount <> frmMain.lstA.ListCount Then Debug.Print "Not a balanced amount!" End Function

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12/6/2003 5:41:00 PM:
Apologies for the mild language and 
crude jokes in the comments, I didn't 
fully review the example list file I 
pulled before submitting.
P.S.  I 
think you can remove the Quote removal 
code, I was testing with a buggy file 
that contained things like A1: and 
such, from the person who wanted me to 
code this.  As for the - 12 part, you 
could add a math formula so that it 
doesn't go into the negatives and such. 
 Sorry this was a hasty submission 
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12/7/2003 2:23:23 PM:David A. Edwards
*CONSTRUCTIVE* feedback please "A 
Allen"?  You could at least say what's 
wrong with it.  However, you feel 
you're powerful enough to not use the 
word filter and insult 15 year olds...  
How egotistically sad.
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