Visual Basic 3 for Windows Handbook

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Here is a comprehensive guide to all the ins and outs of programming in Visual Basic 3 that assumes no prior programming knowledge on your part. You'll start at the very beginning of programming with Visual Basic for Windows, and move quickly along the road to mastery. When you finish this book, you'll be writing sophisticated Windows programs that take full advantage of Visual Basic 3 for Windows' exciting and powerful event-driven nature. You'll find extensive discussions of important topics left out of most other introductory books, including a whole chapter on recursion, with an introduction to fractals, the most exciting graphic technique around; methods for keeping file information secret and ways to add protection to programs you want to distribute; an extensive discussion of sorting and searching techniques; a survey of the exciting world of third-party tools and resources and a survey of the features found in the Visual Basic Professional Edition. You'll save hours of waiting on the phone for Microsoft's technical support services with over 60 pages of answers to the most commonly asked questions about Visual Basic for Windows, direct from Microsoft! As you work through The Visual Basic 3 for Windows Handbook you will learn how to install Visual Basic 3 for Windows and work with the Visual Basic environment; understand the nature of customizable windows and learn how to add basic controls like command buttons and text boxes; learn how to take advantage of Visual Basic 3 for Windows variant data types and many built-in functions, as well as how to, add your own functions; learn how to polish up your user interface and how to debug,your Visual Basic programs; discover Visual Basic for Windows' power in the world of graphic programming; explore the world of dynamic data exchange (DDE) and object linking and embedding (OLE); and learn how to control the most powerful PC databases with Visual Basic 3 for Windows' new Data Manager and other data access featu
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  • ISBN-13: 9780078819865
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 7/1/1993
  • Pages: 736

Table of Contents

1 Getting Started 1
2 The Visual Basic Environment 17
3 Customizing a Form 45
4 Building the User Interface 79
5 First Steps in Programming 121
6 Controlling Program Flow 181
7 The Built-In Functions 217
8 Procedures and Error Trapping 257
9 Arrays, Grids, and Records 311
10 Finishing the Interface 359
11 Tools and Techniques for Testing and Debugging 411
12 An Introduction to Graphics 433
13 Monitoring Mouse Activity 491
14 Working With Files 511
15 Communicating With Other Windows Applications 569
16 Recursion 603
17 Data Access 649
18 A Checkbook Management Program 687
A: Visual Basic Professional Edition 739
B: The Setup Wizard 771
C: From Quickbasic to Visual Basic 779
D: Third-Party Tools and Other Resources 789
E: Microsoft's Top Twenty Visual Basic Technical Support Questions 795
Index 863
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