i have to give a sound endorsement to edwin knoppert's freeddt
and to edwin's great response and guidance to my feed back with
some difficulties i experienced.

i now have a seamless conversion of a vb6 form with foreground
and background colors, status bar and a tab control with tabs
along the bottom and two listviews showing all the columns,
gridlines and column widths as set as properties in the vb6
design environment.

edwin's freeddt is worth a check out. do send some feed back
to edwin.

see his latest post in the 3rd party forum:-

regards to all