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Beginning Visual Basic 6 Database Programming introduces you to databases and takes you all the way through to the latest ADO technologies in Visual Basic 6. Step by step, this book will help you to build working database components and applications in Visual Basic. Whether you want to work with databases on your desktop, get access to legacy data, or program database access across the Internet, this is the book that will get you started.

This book provides you with all the practical knowledge and skills you need to build a solid foundation in Microsoft Access and Visual Basic database programming. This comprehensive reference offers thorough coverage of object-oriented programming, including how to create data handling classes and ActiveX controls for code reusability; how to effectively use DAO, ADO, ASP, and SQL; and how to take data mining to the next level.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590592519
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 9/2/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 880
  • Product dimensions: 7.28 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.81 (d)

Meet the Author

John Connell is a vice president at First Chicago NDB Bank. He has master's degrees in computer science and business administration. John teaches computer programming classes at DePaul University in Chicago, and he has designed and written several financial programs in Visual Basic that are currently in use in many of the largest companies in the United States.

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Table of Contents

What this Book is About 1
Ch. 1 What is a Database? 9
Ch. 2 Meet the ActiveX Data Object (ADO) Data Wizard 39
Ch. 3 Programming the Data Control 83
Ch. 4 Designing a User Interface for the Data Control 127
Ch. 5 Programming a Bulletproof User Interface 167
Ch. 6 Completing the User Interface 217
Ch. 7 Building a Data Control Class Module 271
Ch. 8 Getting the Data Want from the Database 343
Ch. 9 Database Design, Construction and Analysis 387
Ch. 10 Programming the Address Book 441
Ch. 11 Universal Data Access Using ADO 513
Ch. 12 Creating ADO Data Bound ActiveX Controls 577
Ch. 13 ADO and Active Server Pages 653
Ch. 14 Advanced ADO Programming - Data Mining 713
Ch. 15 Marking our Data Available University 765
Ch. 16 Where Next? 819
App. A One Standard, Many Flovors ... 825
App. B: Solutions 829
App. C Summary of Microsoft Access Field Types 847
Index 849
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2001


    I just bought this book and haven't been able to put it down since. It is very well written and tailored to the novice. All that's really needed is an interest and very general VB6 knowledge.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2001

    To Learn from the beginning, start at the beginning

    this book does just what a beginner needs it to do. Even if you have some experience with Visual Basic, but not much with databases it will teach you almost as much as a 3 credit course.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2001

    Money Well Spent--- VB6 Student

    I have purchased a number of learning books, some have been helpful, some not so helpful. I purchased this book because of the reviews I read above. I would have given this book Six Stars, but there are a few minor problems. If you have had an introduction to Visual Basic Programming Great, if not, you may have trouble understanding some of this book. There were some problems with the code, some of it does not work. However, the sample code provided by the book's companion web site does have the fixes, so don't get discouraged. This is a fairly large book, 800 + pages full of examples, descriptions and illustrations. If you want to learn how to create databases using VB 6.0 and provide professionally designed user interfaces (forms) with reusable code for the users of those databases this is a great book. This author takes you beyond beginning and is very generous to provide expert advice and insight into business/database application including making your newly designed databases available on the web. You do not have to buy anything else. If you have a computer with an Internet connection running Windows and have VB 6.0 installed and you do the lessons you will learn a great deal if you are a beginner. I'm very glad I have this book it is worth every penny and every hour of time that I have spent with it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2000

    By far the best book I've read on any VB topic

    I am new to database programming and have been looking for a book that teaches everything that a beginner needs to know. This book is hands down the best that I've ever read on any computer topic. So far, all of the examples that are given in the book have worked (which is unusual in computer books) and a lot of the questions that I had about databases have been answered. A must-have for anyone new to database programming!!!!!!Well written.

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