Obviously Im a newbie here.
Firstly let me first make it clear that I am not really a programmer or a software developer but I have a basic background in Programming, I had 8 units of C++ in college, I am more of inclined into IT Networking.
However, I felt that I need to program a simple script or tool that's why I decided to install Visual basic Version 6.
I am running through different tutorials in YT for few days now, and I think I need human inputs or suggestions on how I can correctly start my script.
Here's a brief description of what I've been wanting to do:
Usually, I routinely run an MS Command Prompt to run a 'tracert' command to a specific IP, just to check if a particular/specific IP is one of its hops.
Now in my program, I want it to be a "monitoring"-like program, where it there will be an indicator (Maybe an GREEN INDICATOR, if it passing though my desired IP, an ORANGE ALARM with a triggerring sound alarm if it is passing via the backup, and a RED ALARM and will trigger a sound continuosly looping if none of those two IP's are not found in its hops)
Now, I wonder how can I call MS Command Prompt in running the program, and how can I use its returned IP values (the hops) to be used as values in VB.
i really need inputs to get started on this one. I am taking time on this one, I wont mind finishing this in many months or so, Its not a rushed thing, just an attempt to make things easier. :) Suggestions or modifcations Links to other tutorials will be highly appreciated.