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Thanks to Microsoft's Visual Basic programming language -- and Discover Visual Basic 5 -- creating your own customized software has never been easier. Even if you've never written a line of code, author and Windows application developer James D. Foxall will have you building your own forms, objects, and controls in no time at all.

Discover Visual Basic 5 introduces you to the latest Visual Basic release, showing you step-by-step how to install it and customize it for your needs....

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Overview

Thanks to Microsoft's Visual Basic programming language -- and Discover Visual Basic 5 -- creating your own customized software has never been easier. Even if you've never written a line of code, author and Windows application developer James D. Foxall will have you building your own forms, objects, and controls in no time at all.

Discover Visual Basic 5 introduces you to the latest Visual Basic release, showing you step-by-step how to install it and customize it for your needs. Then Foxall explains all the essential Visual Basic programming concepts and techniques, including

  • Thinking in terms of objects, collections, events, and projects
  • Creating and using forms and basic and advanced controls
  • Adding menus to forms and drawing and printing on a form or picturebox
  • Creating and calling code procedures
  • Using constants, data types, variables, and arrays
  • Performing arithmetic and string manipulation
  • Incorporating decisions and loops in your code
  • Debugging your Visual Basic programs
  • Interfacing with Access databases
  • Reading and writing files

Discover Visual Basic 5 also covers one of Microsoft's most exciting new technologies -- ActiveX controls -- showing you how to add them to your projects for greater interactivity and functionality.

Plus, Discover Visual Basic 5 comes complete with a companion CD-ROM containing source code for all the examples presented in the book as well as valuable resources such as

  • Evaluation copies of ActiveX controls from AddSoft, Apex, Data Dynamics, and VideoSoft
  • Demos of Pursuit and Service & Repair
  • A sharewareversions of the WinZip 95 compression utility
  • A working demo of WISE

Like all the titles in our Discover series, Discover Visual Basic 5 features the 6-Point Advantage¬Ö

  • Color Tear-Out Card -- Key information and shortcuts that get you up to speed fast
  • Discovery Center -- Quick summaries of the chapters' major points collected at the back of the book
  • Real-Life Vignettes -- Winning stories on how real people use technology to improve their lives
  • Visual Index -- Convenient picture maps direct you to the features you're looking for
  • Web Path -- Handy references to feature- or topic-related Web sites
  • Bonus Section - Value-added tips and timesaving techniques at the end of each chapter
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764531262
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/1997
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 7.41 (w) x 9.91 (h) x 1.35 (d)

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