Visual Basic6 in Plain English / Edition 1

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Spend less time searching for Visual Basic commands and more time learning them with Visual Basic 6 in Plain English. Featuring a quick-reference format, illustrated tutorials, practical examples, and concise, step-by-step instructions, Visual Basic 6 in Plain English is the ideal guide for busy VB programmers at every level. The book covers such important topics as arrays, controls, forms, classes, objects, properties, data types, operators, debugging commands, and much more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764570070
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/2/1998
  • Series: In Plain English Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 1.22 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 11.00 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Author Brian Overland worked as programmer/writer, tester, and manager at Microsoft for 10 years and played a historic role in the development of Visual Basic — he wrote the first ever sample Visual Basic program. He is the author of C in Plain English, C++ in Plain English, and Java(TM) in Plain English.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Getting to Know VB6 2
Ch. 1 A Historical Introduction to VB 5
Ch. 2 A VB Survival Guide 21
Ch. 3 Coding Tips and Tricks 51
Ch. 4 Graphical VB 77
Ch. 5 Array's the Thing 115
Ch. 6 Advanced Controls 141
Ch. 7 File Ops Made Easy 167
Ch. 8 OOPS. It's Basic! 187
Ch. 9 Writing Controls 101 221
Ch. 10 Controls 102: Properties 239
Ch. 11 Interface to Database 263
Ch. 12 Task Summary: How Do I ... ? 283
Pt. II Tables and Reference Data 320
Visual Basic 6 in Plain English 323
Visual Basic 6 A-Z 341
Ch. 13 Data Types 347
Ch. 14 Operators 359
Ch. 15 Summary of Standard Controls 369
Ch. 16 Object Keywords and Tools 389
Ch. 17 Control Structures 413
Ch. 18 Keyword Summary: File System 435
Ch. 19 Keyword Summary: General I/O 461
Ch. 20 Keyword Summary: Strings 473
Ch. 21 Keyword Summary: Math 499
Ch. 22 Debugging Commands 509
App. A Calculator Sample Code 529
App. B Stack Class 533
App. C ASCII Character Table 537
Index 539
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