This step-by-step, hands-on guide provides a complete introduction to programming with Microsoft Visual Basic 5 for Windows. Ideal for use in introductory Visual Basic courses or self-paced learning, the book enables readers with no prior programming experience to quickly develop innovative and creative Windows programs. The strength of the book lies in its extensive, step-by-step examples providing instruction in programming concepts and techniques, supported by a wealth of screen-captured illustrations that help readers work through each step at the computer. The book prepares readers to create and execute VB applications, understand basic concepts of file access, build links from applications to relational databases, and master the practical use of the latest object linking and embedding techniques.
Preface. 1. Introduction to Visual Basic and Problem Solving. 2. Your First Application. 3. The Code Window and More Code. 4. Using Loops and Arrays. 5. More Labels, Buttons, And Text Boxes. 6. Using Menus and Related Features. 7. Using Dialog Boxes and Multiple Forms. 8. Saving and Loading Files. 9. Error Handling and Debugging. 10. Accessing Databases. 11. Additional Tools. 12. Linking Applications. Appendix A: ActiveX Controls. Appendix B: Standard Prefixes. Appendix C: Visual Basic Menu System. Appendix D: Tool Bar Buttons And Toolbox Tools. Appendix E: Glossary. Index.