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Visual Basic 6 Database Programming For Dummies : For Dummies - Richard Mansfield

Visual Basic 6 Database Programming For Dummies

For Dummies

Paperback Published: 9th September 1999
ISBN: 9780764506253
Number Of Pages: 408

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While previous versions of Visual Basic had some database facilities, with Visual Basic 6, Microsoft has created a robust, fully-fledged database programming language. VB6 includes a raft of highly effective database features and tools including hundreds of efficiencies, step-through wizards, and shortcuts that in most cases are extremely easy to understand and master. Among the most important of these are ADO Data Control, Data View window, Query Designer, DataRepeater Control, Data Environment Designer, ActiveX Document Migration Wizard, WebClass Designer, and Visual Data Manager.

Visual Basic 6 Database Programming For Dummies is a friendly, no-nonsense guide for programmers already familiar with Visual Basic who want to take advantage of all of version 6 s powerful database features. Packed with real-world examples and plain-English explanations, it cuts through the jargon and shows you, step-by-step, how to:

- Build professional-looking database programs

- Craft user-friendly interfaces and robust reports

- Automate programming with built-in tools

- Maximize Internet connectivity with ActiveX

- Develop ASP and IIS applications

- Transitions from DAO to ADO

- Understand how best to use all of VB s built-in database features

- Get the most out of VB s Data Environment Designer

- Know ho to use SQL

Author Richard Mansfield gives you a solid understanding of what databases are, how they work, and what you can do with them. Then he walks you through all the steps to creating powerful database applications. Topics covered include:

- Getting connected with data controls and the Data Form Wizard

- Using the Data Environment Designer

- Designing a user interface

- Building a new database from scratch

- Translating Windows applications to Web pages using ActiveX Document Migration Wizard

- Combining HTML and VB to create active server pages

- Creating IIS applications

- Data access programming

- Using the Query Designer

Have you been baffled by the alphabet soup of VB6 acronyms? Have you tried other books on the subject and found them sourly lacking in clarity? Don t despair, relax and let Visual Basic 6 Database Programming For Dummies gently ease you into the world of database programming.

Author Biography: Richard Mansfield, the former editor of Compute! magazine, is the author of more than 20 computer book bestsellers, including Visual Studio 6 For Dummies and Visual InterDev Bible. Nickolas Landry, who supplied the technical review, is an MCSD and a Microsoft Regional Director.

Introduction 1

Part I: The Basics of Databases 9

Chapter 1: The Big Picture: Visual Basic’s Database Features 11

Chapter 2: Databases 101: How Databases Work 19

Part II: Making a Connection 35

Chapter 3: Getting Connected with Data Controls and the Data Form Wizard 37

Chapter 4: Using the Data Environment Designer 53

Chapter 5: A Collection of Connection 71

Part III: Contacting the User 87

Chapter 6: Reports-Plain and Fancy 89

Chapter 7: Designing a User Interface 107

Part IV: Building a New Database 123

Chapter 8: Creating and Manipulating a New Database 125

Chapter 9: Validating and Indexing Your Data 135

Chapter 10: Creating Custom, Data-Bound ActiveX UserControls 147

Part V: The Internet Connection 163

Chapter 11: Translating Windows Applications to Web Pages: Using the ActiveX Document Migration Wizard 165

Chapter 12: Mixing HTML and VB: Active Server Pages 183

Chapter 13: IIS Applications: Moving Beyond ASP 197

Part VI: Hands-On Programming 217

Chapter 14: Doing it Yourself: Data Access Programming 219

Chapter 15: Acronym Soup: ADO, DAO, RDO, UDA 257

Chapter 16: Focus on ADO 265

Chapter 17: Killing Bugs 287

Part VII: Working with Queries 303

Chapter 18: Automatic SQL: Using the Query Designer 305

Chapter 19: A Brief Dictionary of SQL 325

Part VIII: The Part of Tens 347

Chapter 20: Ten Outstanding Add-Ons 349

Chapter 21: Ten Topics that Don’t fit Elsewhere in the Book (But Are Important) 353

Index 363

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ISBN: 9780764506253
ISBN-10: 0764506250
Series: For Dummies
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 9th September 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.31 x 18.84  x 2.28
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 1

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