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01-16-2001, 10:53 AM
Ok everybody, my DH has been working hard on his DVCManager program to track DVC points. He's up to version 1.4. It can track points at multiple resorts, keep track of bank/borrow and points used, it keeps a running total of points in each use year. No Excel or MSWorks needed. And best of all its free!! Download it and the documentation for it at http://hometown.aol.com/dmfredrick/Download.html . He loves feedback. If you have any ideas for changes please e-mail them. Hope you enjoy


01-16-2001, 11:05 AM
Very cool! I just started messing around with it and it looks very nice. Thanks for sharing!

-- Robin

01-16-2001, 12:06 PM
I cannot put anything in the Contract Number field. What might I be doing wrong? Sure would like to use this, please help me get started.


NEVERMIND-------it may take me a few minutes, but I figured it out. This looks like it will be something great, IF I ever book a vacation or do anything. Haven't made the first reservation yet, and it is about to kill me...

[This message was edited by RweTHEREyet on 01-16-01 at 04:21 PM.]

01-16-2001, 01:05 PM
seems like a great program - thanks. My only prob is that I can't get it to fit on my screen. Can't read the bottom. res 800x600. Any ideas?

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"Walt Disney World... been there, done that, GOING BACK!"

01-16-2001, 01:07 PM
Thanks! Just downloaded it!! gonna run it now :) Tell your Husband we said thanks!!!

It looks really great... I've got the same screen size problem though? I don't know how to change the resolution....

The only other thing, it wouldn't let me borrow points from my 2002 use year, it said can't borrow from previous use year... then tried to put it in as a bank, and it said, can't bank points from an upcoming use year... hmmm!!

[This message was edited by chris1gill on 01-16-01 at 07:47 PM.]

01-16-2001, 01:08 PM
I'm having the same problem - can't scroll or resize the screen, and can't get to the stuff on the bottom.

Looks like it's exactly what I need though. Thanks...

Edit: Nevermind - just changed the resolution and it works great! Thanks a lot!

[This message was edited by dvc_john on 01-16-01 at 05:24 PM.]

Margie J
01-16-2001, 01:47 PM
I really need this program. After this morning, when I made my December reservation, I realized I had 98 points to use this year or I lose them (since they were banked from 1999, I guess). I kept thinking the points I have now would be used in December but NO. I had to borrow from my 2001 point bank.

A good program will really help me! Thanks in advance.

01-16-2001, 02:40 PM
It looks great, however, it won't fit on my screen either. How do you change the resolution? I can't scroll down to the bottom fields. Thanks!

01-16-2001, 03:43 PM
Any chance there might be a Palm/Visor equivalent
in the near future? I'd *love* to have something
like this for my Visor.

- Jill
CM @ TDS 520
Alpharetta, GA

01-16-2001, 05:12 PM
This program is really great. Can't wait to play around to figure out my next trip Home....or to figure out points for another DVC Home!!!

Norma & Wayne

01-16-2001, 05:54 PM
To change the resolution, go to the control panel:

start, then settings, then control panel, then display, then settings.

Changing screen area from 800 X 600 to
1024 X 768 seems to do it.

01-16-2001, 06:39 PM
This looks great, can't wait to begin using it. A big thanks to you and your DH.

01-16-2001, 07:12 PM
Thanks for the feedback everybody! I'm glad you like the program. He is working on some changes now (resolution, being able to maximize, and a few other things). We'll probably get it updated and I'll post it to the boards then. Thanks again.


01-16-2001, 07:16 PM
Thank You , Thank You !I had a ball putting my info into this program. DVC should have come up with something like this long ago. We own at two resorts, so I love that I can put info for both in and switch back and forth. We owe you !!

01-16-2001, 07:57 PM
even cooler that it's available via a web site! Thanks. I hear this web thing is going to be really big someday ;)

01-17-2001, 02:07 AM
I am SOOOO VERY GRATEFUL for people that take the time to help out those of us that can't help ourselves! I had a great time this morning putting in our points and contracts when I couldn't sleep. I'm a fanatic about organizing and I hadn't yet come up with a better mousetrap than the old excel spreadsheet. What a super way to start out my day...


Dream it and you're there!

Off Site - '80,'82,'84,'87
Caribbean Beach - '92,'95,'00
DVC Purchase - 6/00
Vero Beach - '01

01-17-2001, 03:30 AM
Thank you very much. This will definitely help us keep our points staight.

Appreciate the time and effort you have put into this.



Peter Johnson
01-17-2001, 07:26 AM
I've run into a problem entering my contracts. If the dates between contracts are 4 years (say Jan 92 and Jan 96), everything is fine. But if the date span is 5 years (Jan 92 and Jan 97), I get an Invalid Page Fault :eek: . Since two of my add-ons were in 94 and 2000, that's a problem! (Of course I initially assumed a Y2K problem, but 92 and 97 blow it up just fine.)

Anybody else having the same problem? I've only tried it on my work PC so far (Win98SE), so it may not affect all PCs. BTW, I'm also a Windows programmer, so I can sympathize with your DH ;)

Peter and Syl
DVC (OKW) '92
VB '95
Going to OKW May '01

01-17-2001, 07:38 AM
Got this message:
Missing export file MFC42DLL:6508

Tried to download document and it came back as empty.

I am using Netscape
Got any ideas. I would love to try the program.

Sandy B.

01-17-2001, 07:42 AM
Had the same problem with my home pc, so I'm just going to copy over that dll from my work pc.
Haven't done it yet, but it should work.

01-17-2001, 03:23 PM
Program is great.

01-17-2001, 08:31 PM
Hi Everybody,

Thanks for the feedback. DH thinks he's worked out these bugs so far. He's added some nice pictures and moved a few things around. Pleas pass along any new feedback. You can find it at http://hometown.aol.com/dmfredrick/Download.html . Thanks again,


Peter Johnson
01-18-2001, 03:19 AM

LOL from the note on your download page: "and a bug fix for those folks that have multiple contracts that started a LONG time ago..!"

You're just jealous ;)

Thanks for the bug fix! It works great now. And it's one heck of a lot easier to figure out than a Points Usage Statement. I'll have to get one of my data entry staff at work to enter all the historical data for me :)

One additional idea that would make entering that old data easier: Allow the user to directly enter dates without using the calendar control. It takes awhile to scroll from 2000 back to the early 90s! :D

Peter and Syl
DVC (OKW) '92
VB '95
Going to OKW May '01

02-01-2001, 07:14 AM
Suzy, I have finished putting in all my data, and I love this program ! It makes us DVC'ers feel unique to have our own program, vs, an excell spreadsheet. Thank your husband for sharing his talents and efforts with us.


95 POL
96(2), GF,Offsite
8/00 DVC member
3/2001 BWV
11/2001 BWV

02-01-2001, 02:43 PM
Thanks DVCDave, I will. He's still working on enhancements. Right now he's working on a point calculator, you can put in your trip dates and resort and find out the point totals. I'll let everyone know when there is a new version to download. Thanks again for the feedback.


02-01-2001, 02:52 PM
we downloaded early this year then changed our computers around and lost it. Thanks to who ever reintroduced this thread.

I've downloaded again and have finished filling it in. I loveeeeee :D it .

Great job!!! :)

02-07-2001, 10:05 PM
With the recent info on the boards about MS not banking points correctly, you/your husband may want to consider adding a spot in the point manager to input the banking transaction number.

I absolutely love your points manager program and find great enjoyment in tracking and planning out possible vacations with it.

******Thanks again for the great program!!

Dream it and you're there!

Off Site - '80,'82,'84,'87
Caribbean Beach - '92,'95,'00
DVC Purchase - 6/00
Vero Beach - '01