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Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic 6 in 21 Days

ISBN-10: 0672313103

ISBN-13: 9780672313103

Edition: 1998

Authors: Greg M. Perry

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Designed to give the reader an introduction to the Visual Basic programming package, this book aims not only to focus on the topic at hand, but also to provide tools/skills that will take the user to a higher level.
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Book details

List price: $44.99
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Sams
Publication date: 8/13/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 880
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 3.190
Language: English

Introduction
- At a Glance
Welcome to Visual Basic
Visual Basic's Background
Why Write Programs? 9
Creating Your First Program
Event-Driven Programming
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Working with Visual Basic
Understanding the Visual Basic Environment
Getting Help
Getting Used to the Screen
Creating an Application from Scratch
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Managing Controls
Studying Controls
Control Focus
Event Procedures
Using Bonus Projects
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Controls, Properties, and Events
The Visual Elements
Adding the Code
Analysis
Creating Menus
Using the Application Wizard for Menus
Learning About Menus
Introducing the Menu Editor
Working with the Menu Editor
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Analyzing VB Data
A Few Preliminaries
Working Inside the Code Window
The Data in Visual Basic
Working with Variables
Using Variable Storage
Visual Basic's Operators
Analyzing the Order of Operators
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Variables and Expressions
Analysis
Controlling Programs
Conditional Operators
Conditional Data
Combining Conditional Operators with Logical Operators
The If Statement Uses Conditional Operators
Completing the If with Else
An Early Exit
Nesting If...Else Statements
Selecting with Select Case
Repeat Code with Loops
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Advanced Keyboard and Screen Support
Introduction to Internal Functions
Let the User Respond with MsgBox()
Getting Input with InputBox()
Handling the Keyboard
Additional Controls
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
User Input and Conditional Logic.Creating the Initial Form
The Startup Form's Analysis
Creating the Check Box Form
The Check Box Form's Analysis
Creating the Option Button Form
The Option Button Form's Analysis
In Review
At a Glance
The Nature Of VB Programs
Mastering Program Structure
Calling General Procedures
Internal Functions
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
The Dialog Box Control
The Need for a Common Dialog Box
Adding the Common Dialog Box Control
Working with the Common Dialog Box Control
Producing the Color Dialog Box
Handling the Cancel Button
Producing the Font Dialog Box
Help with Setting Controls
Producing File Open Dialog Boxes
Producing the File Save Dialog Box
Producing the Print Dialog Box
The Help Dialog Box
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Adding Power with the Mouse and Controls
Responding to the Mouse
List Box Controls
The Timer Control
Working with Arrays
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Multiple List Boxes
Preparing for Multiple Selections
Adding the Code
Analysis
Practice with the Mouse
Changing the Mouse Icon
Programming the Mouse
Entering the Code
Analysis
Implementing Automatic Drag-and-Drop
Implementing Manual Drag-and-Drop
Working with Forms
Properties, Events, and Methods
Form Collections
Placing Text on Forms
Creating New Properties for Forms
Multiple Forms
Placing Toolbars on Forms
Adding Coolbars
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Interact with Files
Working with Files
Working with Sequential-Access Files
Working with Random-Access Files
Using the File Controls
Summary
Q&A
Workshop
Quiz
Reading and Writing Files
Creating the Interface
Entering the Cod