Sams Teach Yourself Internet Programming with Visual Basic in 21 Days

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This book uses a hands on approach where you can learn how various capabilities and features of the product can be used to solve real world problems. Not only will you be able to develop sophisticated Visual Basic applications but you will also be able to leverage your VB skills for developing Active Server Pages using VBScript. Since Active Server Pages is the glue that binds together Microsoft's server-side Web development architecture/ framework the knowledge obtained from ...
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Overview

This book uses a hands on approach where you can learn how various capabilities and features of the product can be used to solve real world problems. Not only will you be able to develop sophisticated Visual Basic applications but you will also be able to leverage your VB skills for developing Active Server Pages using VBScript. Since Active Server Pages is the glue that binds together Microsoft's server-side Web development architecture/ framework the knowledge obtained from this book is a great benefit to you!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780672314599
  • Publisher: Sams
  • Publication date: 12/28/1998
  • Series: Sams Teach Yourself Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 554
  • Product dimensions: 7.26 (w) x 9.07 (h) x 1.27 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

WEEK 1. AT A GLANCE.

Day 1. Saying Hello to the World.
A Brief History of the Internet and World Wide Web. The Physical Internet. Hypertext Markup Language. Internet Protocols. Internet Addresses. The New Dynamic Web. Visual Basic and Web Programming. Summary. Q&A. Workshop.

Day 2. Making Sense of ActiveX.
The Software Component Revolution. A Brief History of ActiveX. ActiveX Pros and Cons. The Many Faces of ActiveX. ActiveX and Security. Publishing ActiveX Components. Summary. Q&A. Quiz.

Day 3. Creating and Using an ActiveX Control.
ActiveX Controls and Containers. Programming an ActiveX Control. Starting an ActiveX Control Project. ActiveX Control Project Properties. The Extender Object. UserControl Properties. Licensing Considerations for ActiveX Controls. The HyperLink Object. Your First ActiveX Control. Distributing ActiveX Controls. Summary. Q&A. Workshop.

Day 4. Advanced ActiveX Control Techniques.
Adding Properties to an ActiveX Control. Events and ActiveX Controls. Introduction to VBScript. Completing the RotateBanners Control Project. Using the Ambient Properties. Summary. Q&A. Workshop.

Day 5. Real-World ActiveX.
Adding a Property Page to an ActiveX Control. Using a Property Bag to Make Properties Persistent. Advanced ActiveX Display Techniques. A Demonstration. Summary. Q&A. Workshop.

Day 6. Understanding ActiveX Documents.
What Are ActiveX Documents? An Overview of Creating an ActiveX Document. The UserDocument Object. Your First ActiveX Document. Writing ActiveX Documents for Different Containers. Adding a Form to an ActiveX Document. Using Multiple ActiveX Documents in a Project. Code Modules in ActiveX Document Projects. Public Properties and Methods in ActiveX Documents. Adding a Second Document to the Demo Project. Summary. Q&A. Workshop.

Day 7. ActiveX Documents—Beyond the Basics.
Creating a UserDocument Menu. Working with Viewports. Saving Data from an ActiveX Document. Asynchronous Data Transfer. Deploying and Downloading an ActiveX Document. Choosing Between In-Process and Out-of-Process Components. Summary. Q&A. Workshop.

WEEK 1. IN REVIEW.

WEEK 2. AT A GLANCE.


Day 8. Migrating Regular Visual Basic Applications to ActiveX.
Why Migrate? General Considerations. Using the ActiveX Document. Migration Wizard. Summary. Q&A. Workshop.

Day 9. Understanding Dynamic HTML.
DHTML Applications. Trying It Out. What's Inside? The Structure of a DHTML Application. Elements on a DHTML Page. Summary. Q&A. Workshop.

Day 10. Putting the Dynamic into DHTML.
DHTML Application Events. Responding to Events. Coordinating Event Procedures with Default Actions. Navigating in DHTML Applications. Grouping and Isolating Page Elements. Changing a Document's Style and Appearance. Importing Existing HTML Pages. State Management in DHTML Applications. Testing and Compiling a DHTML Application. Packaging and Deploying a DHTML Application. Summary. Q&A. Workshop.

Day 11. The Internet Transfer Control.
What Is the Internet Transfer Control? A Quick Demonstration. HTTP Transfers with the Internet Transfer Control. Properties of the Internet. Transfer Control. An HTTP Demonstration. Summary. Q&A. Workshop.

Day 12. Using the ITC for FTP.
What Is FTP? FTP Commands. An FTP Demonstration. Summary. Q&A. Workshop.

Day 13. Crawling the Web: Creating a Web Search Engine.
What Is a Web Robot? A Crawling Algorithm. Other Design Considerations. Basic Program Design. Creating the Database Template. Some Required Code. The Search Robot's Forms. Running the Search Program. Summary. Q&A. Workshop.

Day 14. Email in Visual Basic.
Introducing the MAPI Controls. Starting a MAPI Session. Using the MAPI Messages Control. Sending Mail. MAPI Control Errors. Summary. Q&A. Workshop.

WEEK 2. IN REVIEW.

WEEK 3. AT A GLANCE.


Day 15. Understanding the WebBrowser Control.
Some Background. See How Easy It Is. WebBrowser Control Properties. WebBrowser Control Methods. WebBrowser Control Events. Summary. Q&A. Workshop.

Day 16. Creating a Customized Web Browser.
Why a Custom Browser? Getting Started. Some Preliminary Modifications. Restricting Access. Summary. Q&A. Workshop.

Day 17. Client-Side Scripting with VBScript.
Hello, VBScript. Responding to User Actions. The Document Object. VBScript Functions. Data Validation with VBScript. A VBScript Demonstration. Summary. Q&A. Workshop.

Day 18. Creating Dynamic Content with Active Server Pages.
What Are Active Server Pages? A Simple Demonstration of an ASP Web Page. Creating Objects on the Server. Reusing Script with #include. Receiving Data from the Client. File Access on the Server. Using Cookies. Summary. Q&A. Workshop.

Day 19. Connecting to a Database with ASP.
Why Database Access? Database Basics. Web Database Connections. ActiveX Data Objects. The ADO Object Model. Summary. Q&A. Workshop.

Day 20. Implementing a Web Database Application.
Using the Personal Web Server. SQL Basics. Designing the Application. Summary. Q&A. Workshop.

Day 21. Common Gateway Interface Programming with Visual Basic.
What Is the Common Gateway Interface? CGI Applications in Visual Basic. Using Windows CGI. Using Standard CGI. A Demonstration. Summary. Q&A. Workshop.

WEEK 3. IN REVIEW.


Appendix A. Answers.
Day 1, "Saying Hello to the World". Day 2, "Making Sense of ActiveX". Day 3, "Creating and Using an ActiveX Control". Day 4, "Advanced ActiveX Control Techniques". Day 5, "Real-World ActiveX". Day 6, "Understanding ActiveX Documents". Day 7, "ActiveX Documents—Beyond the Basics". Day 8, "Migrating Regular Visual Basic Applications to ActiveX". Day 9, "Understanding Dynamic HTML". Day 10, "Putting the Dynamic into DHTML". Day 11, "The Internet Transfer Control". Day 12, "Using the ITC for FTP". Day 13, "Crawling the Web: Creating a Web Search Engine". Day 14, "Email in Visual Basic". Day 15, "Understanding the WebBrowser Control". Day 16, "Creating a Customized Web Browser". Day 17, "Client-Side Scripting with VBScript". Day 18, "Creating Dynamic Content with Active Server Pages". Day 19, "Connecting to a Database with ASP". Day 20, "Implementing a Web Database Application". Day 21, "Common Gateway Interface Programming with Visual Basic".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2001

    Internet program with VB6 is not very easy.

    No good. Topics are Not focus. The author didnt plan and organise the structure of the contents properly. Examples are given for every different topic but many of the examples didnt co-relate to each other. Very steep learning curve.

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