The Complete Visual Basic 6 Training Course

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  • Format: Boxed Set
  • Copyright: 1999-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Ptr
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This complete course in Visual Basic 6 combines world-class interactive multimedia with an extraordinarily practical book. There's no better way to master real-world VB6 development. The Visual Basic Multimedia Cyber Classroom CD-ROM for Windows 95, 98 and NT delivers comprehensive interactive training on every VB concept you need to know. It contains 8+ hours of audio, 300+ VB programs with over 10,000 lines of fully-tested code, 4000+ hyperlinked index entries, plus hundreds of tips for building reliable, optimized code. You also get Visual Basic 6: How to Program, a great new introduction to VB6 programming. Master control structures, procedures, functions, arrays, strings and graphics. Discover powerful tools for GUI development and debugging; even learn COM/DCOM! The book and CD-ROM work together perfectly, to make you a Visual Basic expert faster than you ever imagined!

Table of Contents

1. Computing Concepts.
2. Integrated Development Environment.
3. Introduction to Visual Basic Programming.
4. Control Structures: Part I.
5. Control Structures: Part II.
6. Sub Procedures and Function Procedures.
7. Arrays.
8. Strings, Dates and Times.
9. Graphics.
10. Basic Graphical User Interface Concepts.
11. Advanced Graphical User Interface Concepts.
12. Mouse and Keyboard.
13. Error Handling and Debugging.
14. Sequential File Processing.
15. Records and Random-Access Files.
16. Object-Oriented Programming.
17. ActiveX.
18. Database Management.
19. Networking, the Internet and the World Wide Web.
20. Multimedia: Images, Animation, Audio.
21. Data Structures, Collections and Dictionaries.
Appendix A: Operator Precedence Chart.
Appendix B: ANSI Character Set.
Appendix C: Visual Basic Internet and World Wide Web Resources.
Appendix D: Number Systems.

Bibliography. Index.


Live in fragments no longer. Only connect.- Edward Morgan Forster Welcome to Visual Basic 6 and the exciting world of Internet and World Wide Web programming! This book is by an old guy and two young guys. The old guy HMD; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 1967 has been programming and/or teaching programming for 37 years. The two young guys PJD; MIT 1991 and TRN; MIT 1992 have each been programming for 15 years and have caught the teaching and writing "bug." The old guy programs and teaches from experience; the young guys do so from an inexhaustible reserve of energy. The old guy wants clarity; the young guys want performance. The old guy seeks elegance and beauty; the young guys want results. We got together to produce a book we hope you will find informative, interesting, challenging and entertaining. Why We Wrote Visual Basic 6 How to Program Dr. Harvey M. Deitel taught introductory programming courses in universities for 20 years with an emphasis on developing clearly written, well-structured programs. Much of what is taught in these courses is the basic principles of programming with an emphasis on the effective use of control structures, primitive data types, arrays, functions and the program development process. We present these topics in Visual Basic 6 How to Program exactly the way HMD has done in his university courses. Our experience has been that students handle the material in the early chapters on primitive data types, control structures, procedures and arrays in about the same manner as they handle introductory Pascal or C courses. There is one noticeable difference though: students are highly motivated by the fact that they are learning a leading-edge language (Visual Basic 6) and leading-edge programming paradigms (event-driven programming and object-oriented programming) that will be immediately useful to them as they leave the university environment. This increases their enthusiasm for the material. Students quickly discover that they can do great things with Visual Basic 6, so they are willing to put incredible effort into their courses. Our goal was clear: produce a Visual Basic 6 textbook for introductory university-level courses in computer programming for students with little or no programming experience, yet offer the depth and the rigorous treatment of theory and practice demanded by traditional, upper-level C and C++ courses and that satisfies professionals' needs. To meet these goals, we produced a comprehensive book because our text also patiently teaches the principles of control structures, event-driven programming, object-oriented programming and the Visual Basic 6 language. Visual Basic 6 How to Program was written fresh on the heels of C How to Program: Second Edition, C++ How to Program: Second Edition and Java How to Program: Second Edition, each of which has become the world's leading introductory textbook in its respective field. Hundreds of thousands of students and professional people worldwide have learned C, C++ and Java from these texts. Upon publication in November, 1998 Visual Basic 6 How to Program will be used in universities, professional schools and corporate training programs worldwide. We have prepared an interactive multimedia CD-ROM edition of this book - the Visual Basic 6 Multimedia Cyber Classroom. Prentice Hall offers a "value pack" edition of both Visual Basic 6 How to Program and the Visual Basic 6 Multimedia Cyber Classroom called The Complete Visual Basic 6 Training Course at a discount for people who want to use both the book and the multimedia CD. Please see the last few pages of this book for ordering instructions. The Complete Visual Basic 6 Training Course is discussed in more detail later in this Preface. We believe in Visual Basic 6. Its conceptualization by Microsoft, the creators of Visual Basic 6, is brilliant: Base a language on one of the world's most widely known languages

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