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Overview

This book is designed to be used in an introductory course in programming using Microsoft® Visual BASIC 6.0. It presents the material practically, coherently and in depth, making use of extensive step-by-step instructions and model application building. This book is ideal for class use, and self-paced training, in the lab, or at home. Coburn uses a Personal Information Manager (PIM) as a central application that students continually augment and modify throughout the text, starting in Chapter 5. Bringing students in synch with the demands of today's web-dependent workplace, a new Chapter 13 teaches students how to create a web browser.

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This textbook for an introductory course in Visual Basic covers the creation and execution of VB applications, the basics concepts of file access, building links from applications to relational databases, and object linking and embedding techniques. Students build a personal information manager to progressively develop their programming skills. No software included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534368296
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 10/28/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 752

Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL BASIC AND PROBLEM SOLVING Chapter Objectives / Introduction / Problem Solving and the Programming Process / About Visual Basic / Looking and Visual Basic / Using the Visual Basic Help System / Command and Menu Summary / Performance Check / Programming Exercises / Performance Mastery 2. YOUR FIRST APPLICATION Chapter Objectives / Introduction / Creating Your First Application / Running Your Application / Saving Your Application / Program Design / Modifying Your Application / Printing Your Code / The Multimedia Control / Debugging Your Programs / Command and Menu Summary / Performance Check / Programming Exercises / Performance Mastery 3. THE CODE WINDOW AND MORE CODE Chapter Objectives / Introduction / Understanding Projects / More About the Code Window / Using the Immediate Window / Variables and Scope / Adding Comments to Your Code / Mathematics / String Handling / Debugging Your Programs / Command and Menu Summary / Performance Check / Programming Exercises / Performance Mastery 4. USING LOOPS AND ARRAYS Chapter Objectives / Introduction / A Look at the Widgets Graph Program / Creating a Loop / Looping within Procedures / The ZOrder Method / The About Dialog Box / Arrays / Control Arrays / Creating the Widget Graph Program / The MsgBox Function / Debugging Your Programs / Command and Menu Summary / Performance Check / Programming Exercises / Performance Mastery 5. MORE LABELS, BUTTONS, AND TEXT BOXES Chapter Objectives / Introduction / Our First Look at the PIM / The Tabbed Control / Creating a Notepad / Creating an Alarm Clock / Making an EXE File / Debugging Your Programs / Command and Menu Summary / Performance Check / Programming Exercises / Performance Mastery 6. USING MENUS AND RELATED FEATURES Chapter Objectives / Introduction / A Quick Look at the PIM / Adding Menus to the PIM / Adding Code to the Menu Items / Enabling and Disabling Menu Items / Putting Menus in Your Design / Adding Fonts to the Application / A Control Array of Menu Items / Adding Check Marks to the Font Menu / Submenus / Pop-Up Menus / Adding Font Buttons / Adding a Status Bar / Debugging Your Programs / Command and Menu Summary / Performance Check / Programming Exercises / Performance Mastery 7. USING DIALOG BOXES AND MULTIPLE FORMS Chapter Objectives / Introduction / Looking at the PIM / Using MsgBox to Display a Message / The InputBox Function / Adding a Second Form to Our Application / Adding New Forms in Our Designs / Adding Adjustment Dialog Boxes to the Notepad / Debugging Your Programs / Command and Menu Summary / Performance Check / Programming Exercises / Performance Mastery 8. SAVING AND LOADING FILES Chapter Objectives / Introduction / Looking at the PIM / About Files / Opening a Sequential File / Writing Data into the Sequential File / Loading a Sequential File / Adding Menu Items / Saving Multiple Fields in a File / About Random-Access Files / Reading and Writing the Appointments / Setting Off Alarms / Using the Common Dialog Control for Files / Debugging Your Programs / Command and Menu Summary / Performance Check / Programming Exercises / Performance Mastery 9. ERROR HANDLING AND DEBUGGING Chapter Objectives / Introduction / Four Types of Errors / Handling Run-Time Errors / Debugging Your Applications / User-Generated Errors / Testing Your Applications / Command and Menu Summary / Performance Check / Programming Exercises / Performance Mastery 10. ACCESSING DATABASES Chapter Objectives / Introduction / What is a Database? / Looking at the PIM / Accessing a Database in Visual Basic / Searching for a Record / Using Transactions / Using SQL / Accessing External Databases / A Few More Comments / The Visual Data Manager / Debugging Your Programs / Command and Menu Summary / Performance Check / Programming Exercises / Performance Mastery 11. ADDITIONAL TOOLS Chapter Objectives / Introduction / A Look at the PIM / Adding the Picture Box / Writing Into the Picture Box / Highlighting the Lines / Using Drag-and-Drop / Changing the Status / Displaying the Dates / Adding a New Project / Printing Reports / Other Graphic Methods / Debugging Your Programs / Command and Menu Summary / Performance Check / Programming Exercises / Performance Mastery 12. LINKING APPLICATIONS Chapter Objectives / Introduction / How DDE Works / Client Links at Design Time / A Run-Time Destination Link Application / Run-Time Source Links / Handling DDE Errors / Final Notes on DDE / A Few Examples of OLE / A Final Observation / Command and Menu Summary / Performance Check / Programming Exercises / Performance Mastery 13. BROWSING THE WEB Chapter Objectives / Introduction / The Internet and the World Wide Web / Looking at the PIM / Adding the Web Browser / The Address Bar / Adding the Browser Buttons / The Progress Bar / Saving the Addresses / Debugging Your Programs / A Final Observation / Command and Menu Summary / Performance Check / Programming Exercises / Performance Mastery / APPENDIX A: USING ACTIVEX CONTROLS / A Bit of History / Creating an ActiveX Control / Changing the ActiveX Control / Setting UP the Toolbox Icon / Compiling Your Control / Using the New Control in Another Program / APPENDIX B: STANDARD PREFIXES / Introduction / Suggested Prefixes for Controls / Suggested Prefixes for Variables / Suggested Prefixes for Scopes / APPENDIX C: VISUAL BASIC MENU SYSTEMS / APPENDIX D: TOOL BAR BUTTONS AND TOOLBOX TOOLS / APPENDIX E: GLOSSARY / INDEX

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