Create your own custom Visual Basic programs fast for Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT! If you want to develop business applications for Windows, then Microsoft's Visual Basic 6 programming environment is for you. With its powerful and friendly object-oriented interface, Visual Basic 6 is the ideal tool for creating easy-to-use and attractive interfaces of your own. Whether you want to build original programs from the ground up or take advantage of existing wizards, Visual Basic 6 For Dummies will help you design and debug your work - and accomplish all your goals! Covers using Visual Basic 6 with Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT Walks you through the ins and outs of object-oriented programming in Visual Basic and using the Visual Basic toolset Shows you how to make use of menus and submenus, write subprograms that everyone can share, save and retrieve information in databases, integrate ActiveX controls into your applications, and build attractive user interfaces with buttons, boxes, and scroll bars From the fundamentals of writing BASIC code to the thrill of distributing your very own custom applications, Visual Basic 6 For Dummies brings a fresh perspective to programming in Visual Basic 6 that everyone can understand.
While previous versions of Visual Basic had some database facilities, with Visual Basic 6, Microsoft has created a robust, fully-fledged database programming language. VB6 includes a raft of highly effective database features and toolsincluding hundreds of efficiencies, step-through wizards, and shortcutsthat in most cases are extremely easy to understand and master. Among the most important of these are ADO Data Control, Data View window, Query Designer, DataRepeater Control, Data Environment Designer, ActiveX Document Migration Wizard, WebClass Designer, and Visual Data Manager. Visual Basic 6 Database Programming For Dummies is a friendly, no-nonsense guide for programmers already familiar with Visual Basic who want to take advantage of all of version 6s powerful database features. Packed with real-world examples and plain-English explanations, it cuts through the jargon and shows you, step-by-step, how to: Build professional-looking database programs Craft user-friendly interfaces and robust reports Automate programming with built-in tools Maximize Internet connectivity with ActiveX Develop ASP and IIS applications Transitions from DAO to ADO Understand how best to use all of VBs built-in database features Get the most out of VBs Data Environment Designer Know ho to use SQL Author Richard Mansfield gives you a solid understanding of what databases are, how they work, and what you can do with them. Then he walks you through all the steps to creating powerful database applications. Topics covered include: Getting connected with data controls and the Data Form Wizard Using the Data Environment Designer Designing a user interface Building a new database from scratch Translating Windows applications to Web pages using ActiveX Document Migration Wizard Combining HTML and VB to create active server pages Creating IIS applications Data access programming Using the Query Designer Have you been baffled by the alphabet soup of VB6 acronyms? Have you tried other books on the subject and found them sourly lacking in clarity? Dont despair, relax and let Visual Basic 6 Database Programming For Dummies gently ease you into the world of database programming.
Visual Basic is a favorite programming language, so if you’re new to programming, it’s a great place to start. Visual Basic 2008 For Dummies is the fun and easy way to begin creating applications right away while you get the hang of using the Visual Studio environment. Soon you’ll be building all sorts of useful stuff with VB 2008! This step-by-step guide walks you through a logical series of tasks that build your skills as you get comfortable with .Net terminology, theory, tools, and design principles. You’ll learn how to build an application in four different architectural styles, and you’ll find out how to make your programs validate input and output, make decisions, and protect themselves from security threats. Discover how to: Install the Visual Studio environment Write a VB program Use Web forms, Windows forms, and Web services Establish good programming practices Create class libraries Write secure applications Debug your applications Work with strings and “if-then” statements Iterate with counted and nested loops Pass arguments and get return values Access data with VB.NET Work with the file system using VB You’ll also find great tips for working with the VB user interface, using VB.NET in C# programming, troubleshooting your VB programs, taking your programming to the next level, and more! Once you get your hands on Visual Basic 2008 For Dummies, you’ll be programming like a genius in no time!
Visual Basic(r) 6 made easy is written by the author of the popular online Visual Basic tutorial at www.vbtutor.net. This book presents the basics of Visual Basic programming using direct and simple language so that you can learn Visual Basic 6 programming easily and quickly. You will be able to build Visual Basic applications within a short time.
* Covers all aspects of VB .NET programming in seven self-contained minibooks: Visual Basic .NET Programming Fundamentals, Advanced Visual Basic .NET Programming, The .NET Editor, Object-Oriented Programming, Programming for the Web, Database Programming, and Graphics and Games * Visual Basic is the primary tool of more than fifty percent of all professional developers, so the upgrade to VB .NET represents a major paradigm shift; this handy all-in-one guide gives them easy access to valuable information * Guides the reader through getting integrated with the rest of Visual Studio .NET, covers programmatic encryption and other .NET security capabilities, and shows how to program for Web services with VB .NET and ASP.NET * Companion Web site includes a must-have bonus appendix that provides parallel VB 6 and VB .NET sample code to help VB programmers make the somewhat difficult transition to .NET
Visual Basic.NET Database Programming For Dummies covers everything you need to get up and running with this substantially changed version of Visual Basic and to begin creating databases for the new Microsoft .NET Platform. This book introduces programmers to quick database solutions with Visual Basic.NET; provides step-by-step instructions on how to design and build databases from scratch; and shows you how to create reports, validate and index data, and create custom controls. The book also demonstrates how to connect your database to the Internet.
Employing a non-threatening, conversational style, this guide to the programming language for non-programmers covers programming concepts, writing your first program, and programming examples using Visual Basic 3. Original.
Explains how to design and build a wide range of client/server and web-based database applications using Visual Basic 6.0, ActiveX Data Objects 2.5, and SQL Server 7.0, in a handbook that features helpful tutorials, step-by-step directions, code amples, and practice applications. Original. (Intermediate)
A comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to Visual Studio 2010 Visual Studio is Microsoft's comprehensive development environment that encompasses the .NET Framework, various programming languages, and ASP.NET. Programmers love it for developing applications for mobile devices and the Web. Because Visual Studio can be complex, the All-in-One For Dummies format makes it easy for beginners to grasp its different parts and get up to speed. Visual Studio is a development environment used with various programming languages to create a variety of applications, including those for the Web and mobile devices The updated Visual Studio 2010 features new emphasis on development for Windows 7, cloud computing, and enhanced Web and Silverlight Visual Studio 2010 All-in-One For Dummies shows how to build applications using the enhanced productivity features of Visual Studio 2010 Minibooks cover a Visual Studio overview, getting started, building Windows 7 and cloud applications, data access, coding, and other IDE details Ideal for new programmers or Java programmers who want to become proficient with Visual Studio Visual Studio 2010 All-in-One For Dummies provides both a great instruction book for new programmers and a valuable reference for the more experienced.
Visual Studio 2008 is packed with features that help you create better software and do it with less repetition and drudgery. Visual Studio 2008 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies shows you how to make the most of this cool suite of tools! It’s all here! This comprehensive, seven-books-in-one guide gets you up and running with Visual Studio 2008 in no time. You’ll discover Microsoft’s vision for Visual Studio, get familiar with the .Net environment and languages, and learn how to install, browse, and make connections with Visual Studio. Soon, you’ll be building applications for Vista, Office 2007, and mobile devices; using AJAX and LINQ; and testing and debugging your programs. Discover how to: Understand Visual Studio’s role in software development Work with .Net languages Develop applications for Vista Build smart client interfaces Use the visual data designer Use Ajax controls Streamline application deployment Debug your applications Explore ASP. NET services Work with strongly typed data sets Access data with Visual Studio Program with Visual Studio 2008 Build professional reports with Crystal Reports Fully updated with new information on Vista and .NET Framework 3.0 development, MS Office application development, and more, Visual Studio 2008 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies also features a companion Web site packed with sample projects, supplemental podcasts, and a support forum. You’ll never find a smarter way to get up to speed with Visual Studio 2008!
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Visual Studio .NET All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies is a value-packed, easy-to-use reference that provides broad coverage of Visual Studio .NET tools, languages, and environment for experienced Visual Studio programmers and developers who want to get up to speed rapidly on this missioncritical Microsoft initiative.
Is it possible to learn Visual Basic 6 in a weekend? It is with the Visual Basic 6 Weekend Crash Course. Start with programming fundamentals on Friday evening and wrap it up with understanding classes and objects on Sunday afternoon. Come Monday morning, you'll know how to create Visual Basic programs. Packed with tips, screenshots, and code, the book's 30 step-by-step lessons will have you programming in only 15 hours. A companion CD-ROM features Visual Basic 6 Working Model Edition, assessment software to help gauge your progress, and all code for the sample programs featured in the book.
Features ready-to-use applications-all available on the CD-ROM-that eBay sellers can plug right into their pages; more advanced users can tweak the applications to suit specific needs Shows you how to streamline an eBay business by leveraging programming technologies and the eBay API (application program interface) Explains how to connect eBay pages to the APIs of related companies (PayPal, Fed Ex, UPS, and the USPS) as well as to Microsoft Office applications such as Outlook and Excel Provides expert tips and tricks for implementing eBay technologies such as image handling, shipping calculators, enhanced About Me pages, and back-office tools
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a Web markup standard that allows Web designers to define the appearance and position of a Web page using special dynamic effects This book is the perfect beginner reference, showing those new to CSS how to design Web pages and implement numerous useful CSS effects available Seasoned For Dummies author Richard Mansfield explains how CSS can streamline and speed up Web development Explains how to take control of the many elements in a Web page, integrate CSS into new or existing sites, choose the best coding techniques, and execute advanced visual effects such as transitions U Features a special discussion on browser incompatibility issues involving CSS and how to solve potential problems