Visual Basic 6 from the Ground Up / Edition 1

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Build Bulletproof Programs for Windows and the Internet!

Visual Basic 6 has a lot to offer, from its new file handling objects and advanced Internet programming capabilities to its new database features. Learn to build your own commercial-quality application -- not just toy apps -- using this comprehensive, hands-on tutorial from expert author Gary Cornell, winner of the prestigious Readers' Choice Award from Visual Basic Programmer's journal. This best-selling guide for the beginning and intermediate programmer has been thoroughly revised and updated to cover the newest version of the world's #1 visual programming tool.

Using modular, step-by-step instructions, you will:

  • Progress from elementary programming skills to marketable expertise.
  • Learn object-oriented programming.
  • Create VB Forms for use in Internet Explorer.
  • Discover Visual Basic's newest database features.
  • Create sophisticated event-driven programs.
  • Build you own special-purpose Internet Browser.
  • Use the Visual Basic environment to develop programs.
  • Discover how to distribute your programs.
  • Unleash the power of graphics programming , OLE, and ActiveX.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780078825088
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/1998
  • Series: From the Ground up Ser.
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 932
  • Sales rank: 1,513,009
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 2.22 (d)

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started ..... 1
Chapter 2: The Visual Basic Environment and Help System ..... 19
Chapter 3: Customizing a Form and Writing Simple Programs ..... 63
Chapter 4: First Steps in Building the User Interface ..... 97
Chapter 5: First Steps in Programming ..... 137
Chapter 6: Displaying Information ..... 193
Chapter 7: Controlling Program Flow ..... 219
Chapter 8: Built-In Functions ..... 255
Chapter 9: Writing Your Own Functions and Procedures ..... 301
Chapter 10: Organizing Information via Code ..... 337
Chapter 11: Organizing Information via Controls ..... 383
Chapter 12: Building Larger Projects ..... 425
Chapter 13: VB Objects and an Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming ..... 457
Chapter 14: Finishing the Interface ..... 495
Chapter 15: Tools and Techniques for Testing, Debugging, and Optimization ..... 563
Chapter 16: An Introduction to Graphics ..... 589
Chapter 17: Monitoring Mouse Activity ..... 647
Chapter 18: Basic File Handling ..... 675
Chapter 19: File System Controls and File System Objects ..... 725
Chapter 20: Communicating with Other Windows Applications ..... 745
Chapter 21: Recursion ..... 773
Chapter 22: A Survey of Database Development Using Visual Basic ..... 805
Chapter 23: Building Your Own ActiveX Controls ..... 841
Chapter 24: Visual Basic and the Internet: Building a Special-Purpose Browser ..... 861
Chapter 25: Visual Basic and the Internet: VBScript and Dynamic HTML ..... 877
Chapter 26: Distributing Your Application: The Package and Deployment Wizard ..... 891
Index ..... 905
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2006

    Excellent book, lives up to its title.

    I'm an access developer wishing to learn how to create stand-alone applications and went through over 10 visual basic books, none covering the most important questions. I wish I would've gotten this one first and saved all the time/money. It covers what's most important and then some. From creating basic forms to creating stand alone applications, creating/deploying the necessary .dll files and more. It stays on track from cover to cover. Perfect as a main book whether you're a beginner or have good knowlege of this application.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2000

    Not bad

    This is a decent learning book that makes sense out of many of the oddities and strengths of VB. It's not a very good reference, but that's the purpose of MSN Developer Library and other reference books.

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