The rest of the posters here seem a rather grumpy unhelpful lot.........
If you were to browse through just some of the many thousands of posts on these forums and noticed the abundance of patient, helpful replies from the same members that responded to your request for help, I think you would realize that they are not a 'rather grumpy, unhelpful lot'. To quote someone's words from a post of this thread:
isn't it best to be honest?
These guys give a lot of their own time and vast knowledge of all sorts of technical areas. If you cannot comply with their methods of assistance then perhaps a member here can create what circuitry and code you need for a small fee or exchange. Just ask. - Scotty
Yes they are grumpy, critical and superior. Just the sort of responses that drives people away - maybe that's what they want though - leave them alone in their little club??
Some are not giving any assistance at all so there's nothing for me to comply with., if they don't want to help me then there's no need to comment at all.
However if there is anyone around that woudl do the design & coding work for a fee I'd be very happy with that! The link I was given was very helpful & I just need a bit of help with .net now.