Essential Visual Basic 6.0 Fast by John CowellEssential Visual Basic 6.0 Fast by John Cowell

Essential Visual Basic 6.0 Fast

byJohn Cowell

Paperback | January 13, 2000

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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. Once you've read this book, you'll know all about: - The Visual Basic language - The standard Visual Basic controls - Handling control events -Using data aware controls - ActiveX controls - Writing web-based applications. Essential Visual Basic 6.0 - fast is designed for professional developers or students who need to learn the maximum in the minimum time and to develop applications fast.
Title:Essential Visual Basic 6.0 FastFormat:PaperbackDimensions:205 pagesPublished:January 13, 2000Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1852332077

ISBN - 13:9781852332075

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Table of Contents

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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Whether you`re a professional programmer or a student, John Cowell`s resource about Visual Basic 6.0 provides all of the information you`ll need to write programs and build applications for Windows. The 6.0 version of the software includes all the facilities of the earlier versions, but also features an extensive set of new controls. Essential Visual Basic 6.0 Fast provides several examples to get you up to speed and is one of 10 books in the Essentials series - a family of resources that includes only key concepts to save you precious time.