Visual Basic 6 Weekend Crash Course

Visual Basic 6 Weekend Crash Course

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by Richard Mansfield
     
 

Get up to Speed on Visual Basic 6 -- in a Weekend!
The big day is Monday. The day you get to show off what you know about Visual Basic 6. The problem is, you're not really up to speed. Maybe it's been a while since you worked with Visual Basic or maybe you just like a challenge. In any event, we've got a solution for you -- Visual Basic 6 Weekend Crash Course. Open…  See more details below

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Get up to Speed on Visual Basic 6 -- in a Weekend!
The big day is Monday. The day you get to show off what you know about Visual Basic 6. The problem is, you're not really up to speed. Maybe it's been a while since you worked with Visual Basic or maybe you just like a challenge. In any event, we've got a solution for you -- Visual Basic 6 Weekend Crash Course. Open the book Friday evening and by Sunday afternoon, after completing 30 fast, focused lessons, you'll be able to jump right in and start developing VB 6 applications. It's as simple as that.

THE CURRICULUM
FRIDAY
Creating Your First Visual Basic Program
Evening: 4 lessons, 2 hours:
Programming Fundamentals; The VB Editor; Creating an Interface; Writing Code

SATURDAY
Mastering the Essentials
Morning: 6 lessons, 3 hours:
Forms and Buttons; OptionButtons and CheckBoxes; TextBoxes; Labels and Scrollbars; Shapes, Images, and Pictures; Adding Menus
Afternoon: 6 lessons, 3 hours:
Dialog Boxes; Procedures; Variables and Scope; Getting User Info; Math, Comparison, and Logical Operators; Strings
Evening: 4 lessons, 2 hours:
Looping; Branching; Subroutines; Debugging

SUNDAY
Tying it All Together
Morning: 6 lessons, 3 hours:
Designing a Personal Database Manager; Building the User Interface; Creating and Connecting a Database; Displaying Records; Searching Records; Updating
Afternoon: 4 lessons, 2 hours:
Using the Clipboard; Letting Users Customize the Application; Printing Reports; Understanding Classes and Objects

BONUS CD-ROM INCLUDES
* Visual Basic 6 Working Model Edition
* Assessment software to help gauge your progress
* All codes and auxiliary files for the sample program
* Plus trial software from Sheridan Software Systems, LEAD Technologies, and VideoSoft

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764546792
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Series:
Weekend Crash Course Series, #19
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.41(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.07(d)

Meet the Author

Just in case you care about such things, Richard Mansfield has written 25 computer books, 4 of which became bestsellers: Machine Language for Beginners, The Second Book of Machine Language, The Visual Guide to Visual Basic, and The Visual Basic Power Toolkit (with Evangelos Petroutsos). His most recent title is Hacker Attack. He has written columns and articles in computer magazines, but since 1991 he has focused full-time on writing books. Overall, his books have sold more than 500,000 copies worldwide and have been translated into 11 languages. But that's not the whole story. He's extraordinarily sedentary, preferring to sit and read, write, or program his computers instead of moving around. He realizes that all this goes against the popular health craze, but so far — so good.

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