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Visual Basic is a visual programming environment developed by Microsoft for Windows. Since its introduction in 1998, it has been popular with both professional programmers and programming enthusiasts thanks to its ease of use and practicality, and still has enduring popularity today. At the same time, as the third-generation event-driven programming language, Visual Basic can be said to be the programming language with the largest number of users in the world.

Visual Basic is derived from the classic BASIC programming language, has a graphical user interface (GUI) and rapid application development (RAD) system, and can easily use DAO, RDO, ADO to connect to a database, or create ActiveX controls. Programmers are able to quickly and easily build a complete application using the ready-made components provided by Visual Basic. Its powerful functions can be competent for enterprise-level program development, which mainly manifests in: WYSIWYG interface design, object-based design method, extremely short software development cycle, and generated code that is easy to maintain.

Visual Basic 6 Bible provides everything you need to know about Active Data Objects, IIS and ActiveX programming, as well as using the Windows API; it’s backed with expert advice, tons of code examples, and intermediate to advanced tips and tricks; and will help you build robust, reliable solutions that meet all your programming challenges. The CD-ROM accompanying Visual Basic 6 Bible includes a wide array of popular components and demos, such as Advantageware, Apex, Modern Software, and Protoview. But unfortunately, AppNee didn’t get this CD-ROM file.

Visual Basic 6 Bible does go beyond the basic user’s manual. In addition to providing you with complete coverage of Visual Basic 6 knowledge, it also serves as the essential resource designed to help you understand how and when to use the various tools and techniques available in Visual Basic. Even better, it features relevant, real-world sample code and applications that you can incorporate into your own projects.

Since its release in 1998, Visual Basic 6 has made bigger and better improvements over its predecessors. Even to this day, it still has a strong vitality and popularity for many programmers around the world. Although its WYSIWYG approach to development is not uncommon these days, it is still a very good choice for beginners in programming, and can lead them to the door of programming smoothly.

// Complete Coverage of Visual Basic 6 //

  • Find out how Visual Basic 6 fits into the Visual Studio family
  • Master the basics of object-oriented programming — forms, classes, and objects
  • Use the new Active Data Objects with OLE DB for easier database connectivity
  • Build Internet Information Server (IIS) applications using the new WebClass feature
  • Avoid the many pitfalls involved in developing ActiveX servers for the Internet
  • Learn how to use the Windows API as a complement to Visual Basic
  • Bulletproof your applications with insider tips for building robust error handlers

Complete Syntax Primer Inside! Test-drive widely-used components and demos from:

  • Advantageware
  • Desaware
  • Apex
  • Compuware Nu Mega Labs
  • Modern Software
  • Protoview
  • Sheridan Software Systems
  • and More!

// Table Of Contents //

  • PART I: Introduction to VB 6.
    • Chapter 1: Introduction to Visual Studio 6.
    • Chapter 2: Introduction to Visual Basic 6.0.
  • PART II: Building Better Applications.
    • Chapter 3: Visual Basic Primer.
    • Chapter 4: Using MDI Forms.
    • Chapter 5: Using Forms as Objects.
    • Chapter 6: Developing with TreeView and ListView Controls.
    • Chapter 7: Enhancing the User Experience.
    • Chapter 8: Building Classes and Collections.
  • PART III: Database Programming.
    • Chapter 9: Visual Basic’s New Data Tools.
    • Chapter 10: Migration to Active Data Objects.
    • Chapter 11: Building Interfaces from the Database.
    • Chapter 12: Encapsulating Database Functionality.
    • Chapter 13: Encapsulating Database Functionality – Part 2.
  • PART IV: Expanding Your Applications.
    • Chapter 14: Planning Your Application.
    • Chapter 15: Externalizing Resources.
    • Chapter 16: Persisting State.
    • Chapter 17: Integrating the Internet into Visual Basic.
    • Chapter 18: Creating IIS Applications.
  • PART V: ActiveX Development.
    • Chapter 19: ActiveX Server Planning Strategies.
    • Chapter 20: Building an ActiveX Server.
    • Chapter 21: Building Systems with ActiveX Servers.
    • Chapter 22: Add-Ins and Extensibility.
    • Chapter 23: ActiveX Components.
    • Chapter 24: ActiveX UserControl Secrets.
    • Chapter 25: ActiveX Control Portability.
    • Chapter 26: ActiveX Documents.
  • PART VI: Windows API Programming.
    • Chapter 27: Using the Windows Application Programming Interface.
    • Chapter 28: Expanding Keyboard Control Using the Windows API.
    • Chapter 29: Expanding Mouse Control Using Windows API.
    • Chapter 30: File, Disk, and Directory Control with the Windows API.
    • Chapter 31: Retrieving System Information Using Windows API.
    • Chapter 32: Windows API.
  • PART VII: Reliable Programming.
    • Chapter 33: Debugging and Error Handling.
    • Chapter 34: Optimization and Performance Tuning.
    • Chapter 35: Using DHTML in Visual Basic.
  • Appendix A: Certification Requirements and Study Guide.
  • Appendix B: What’s on the CD-ROM.

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