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Essential Visual Basic 6.0 Fast : Essential - John R. Cowell

Essential Visual Basic 6.0 Fast

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Visual Basic is a powerful, integrated development environment used to create professional Windows applications. With an intuitive user interface, an extensive set of components and excellent debugging facilities, whether you are a professional programmer or a student, this book tells you everything you need to know to write professional applications for Windows using Visual Basic 6.0 -- fast. Version 6.0 is the latest version of Visual Basic and includes all of the facilities of earlier versions combined with an extensive set of new controls. These greatly extend the capabilities for writing database applications, creating your own components, and writing web-based applications. Once you've read this book, you'll know all about: the Visual Basic language, standard Visual Basic components, handling component events, using data aware components, creating and using ActiveX components, and writing web-based applications.

Why Use Visual Basic 6?
Introduction; What Version of Visual Basic 6 do you need?
What computer do you need to run Visual Basic 6?
Why change to version 6? Is this book for you?
How this book is organised; New features in version 6; Conventions
The Visual Basic IDE: Introduction; Running Visual Basic; The project explorer; The design form; The toolbox; Adding ActiveX controls; The properties window; The form layout window; The menu bar and the tool bar; Finding elements of the IDE; Getting Help
The Standard Toolbox Controls: Introduction; Adding controls to a Window; Selecting, moving and re-sizing controls
The Label Control; Changing the properties of a control; Common Properties; Properties of the Label control; Running an application; The TextBox control; Passwords
The PictureBox and Image control; The CheckBox, OptionButton and Frame controls The CommandButton control; Aligning controls
Handling Events: Introduction; Displaying Pictures; Creating a new project; Creating the user Interface
Adding a new form; Adding a new control; Naming the controls; Handling events; The form load event handler; The option button event handlers; The command button event handlers
A quick way of making event procedures; Saving your application; Making an executable file
Controlling Program Flow: Introduction; Adding comments; Spreading a statement over multiple lines
More than one statement to a line; The running application; The ComboBox control; Creating the application; Using the ComboBox control; Using If..Then..Else statements
Using the Select Case statements; The comparison operators; Looping; The While..Wend statement; The Do..Loop statement; The Do..Until statement; The For..Next statement
Variables and Operators: Introduction; Naming conventions; Variable types; Declaring variables; Static variables
Variables scope; The Boolean data type; Data types representing integers; Data types representing floating point numbers
The Date data type; The Object data type; The String data type; The Variant data type; The range of data types; Converting between data types; Rounding and truncating integers
Arithmetic operations; Arrays; Declaring arrays; Changing array dimensions; User-defined data types; The Erase statement Using ActiveX controls
Forms and Dialogs: Introduction; The MsgBox statement and function; The button parameter; The helpfile and context parameters
Using returned values
The InputBox function; The Common dialog control; The File Open Dialog
Mouse and Keyboard Events
Functions Procedures and Classes Using Menus
The Visual Data Manager: Introduction; The flight booking system; Creating a new database
Creating the Passenger table
Add data to the Passenger table; Creating the Flight table; One to many relationships; Running SQL statements
Recordsets; The Query Builder; The Data Form Designer; Running the application
Data aware controls
The Data Form Wizard: Introduction; Running the Data Forms Wizard; Choosing the Database
Choosing the format; Setting the master record set; Setting the detail record source; Connecting the data sources
Selecting the controls; The completed application; How flexible is the Data Form Wizard?
ADO and Data Bound Controls: Introduction; ActiveX Data Objects; Data Controls; ODBC providers
Creating a DSN; Using the ADO Data Control; Properties of the ADO data control; ADO Data control events
ADO Data Control Events: Introduction; The Recordset object; Methods of the Recordset Object; Events of the ADO Data control
Data Aware Controls
ActiveX Controls
Internet Applications
Creating ActiveX Controls
Adding Help to an Application
Index
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ISBN: 9781852332075
ISBN-10: 1852332077
Series: Essential
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 205
Publisher: Springer London Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.44 x 15.57  x 1.35
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 2