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Visual Basic 6 Unleashed By Rob Thayer

Visual Basic 6 Unleashed
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Visual Basic 6 Unleashed by Rob Thayer

Visual Basic 6 Unleashed provides comprehensive coverage of the most sought after topics in Visual Basic programming. Visual Basic 6 Unleashed provides a means for a casual level Visual Basic programmer to quickly become productive with the new release of Visual Basic. This book provides the reader with a comprehensive reference to virtually all the topics that are used in today's leading-edge Visual Basic applications. This book looks to take advantage of the past success of the Unleashed series along with the extremely large size of the Visual Basic market.

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Table of Contents



1. The VB5 Programmer's Guide to VB6.

New Language Features. New Wizards. Other Changes and Enhancements. Summary.

2. New ActiveX Controls.

The Coolbar Control. The ImageCombo Control. The MonthView Control. The DateTimePicker Control (DTPicker). The FlatScrollbar Control. Summary.

3. New Add-Ins And Utilities.

The API Viewer. The VB6 Resource Editor. Visual Modeler. The Visual Component Manager. The VB6 Template Manager. Summary.


4. An Overview Of Activex Programming.

A Brief History of ActiveX. Summary.

5. Creating ActiveX Controls.

Think First, Code Later. Creating the Control. Expanding on the Control's Interface. Adding Methods to the Sample Control. Summary.

6. Deploying ActiveX Controls.

Compiling the Control. The Package and Deployment Wizard. Deploying .CAB Files. Summary.

7. Activex Scripting With Vbscript.

Down-and-Dirty VBScript. More VBScript. Statements. Summary.

8. Data Consumers And Data Sources.

Introduction to Data Sources and Data Consumers. Creating a Data Source. Creating a Data Consumer. Summary.

9. Apartment Model Threading.

Introduction to Multithreaded Development. Multithreaded Development in Visual Basic 6. Thread Safety. Implementing Multithreaded Systems. Instantiating Externally Creatable Classes. Issues in Recording Apartment Events. Tips on Testing and Debugging Multithreaded Systems. Multithreading Single-Use Objects. The Meaning of SingleUse. Summary.

10. Object-Oriented Programming In Visual Basic.

Migrating from Legacy Programming Practices. From OTFP to OOP. A Primer on Classes. Creating VB Classes. Building Classes With the Class Builder. Understanding the Difference Between Collections and Aggregations of Objects. Understanding How Objects Talk to Each Other. Understanding Subsystems. Summary.

11. Creating And Using Class Modules.

Realizing the Importance of Using Analysis Methods. Building the Foundation for Object-Oriented Analysis. Implementing the Use-Case Methodology for Your Environment. Summary.


12. An Overview Of Database Programming In VB6.

Database Access Methods in VB6. The Data View Window. The Data Environment Designer. Database Controls. The Future of Data Access in VB. Summary.

13. The ADO Data Control.

ADO: An Overview. A Review of Relational Databases. Examining the Use of Client/Server Design. Using the ADO Data Control and Libraries. Remoting of ADO Recordsets. Summary.

14. Working in the Data Environment.

Introduction to the Data Environment. Using the SQL Query Designer. Using the Data Environment to Access the Database. Summary.

15. Using the Data Report Utility.

Introduction to the Data Report Utility. Creating a Report. The Data Report Utility and Crystal Reports: How They Compare. Summary.

16. Database Tools and Utilities.

The Data View Window. The SQL Editor. The Query Designer. Creating Data Objects Using the Data Object Wizard. Using the Data Form Wizard. Summary.

17. Advanced Data Controls.

The DataList Control. The DataCombo Control. The DataGrid Control. The Hierarchical FlexGrid Control (MSHFlexGrid). Summary.

18. SQL and the T-SQL Debugger.

Working with Standard SQL. Using the T-SQL Debugger. Summary.


19. Creating ActiveX Documents.

Understanding ActiveX Documents. Exploring the UserDocument Object. ActiveX Document DLLs Versus ActiveX Document EXEs. Creating Your First ActiveX Document. Menu Design for ActiveX Documents. Adding Forms and Documents to ActiveX Documents. Deploying an ActiveX Document in Internet Explorer. Using the ActiveX Document Migration Wizard. Summary.

20. Creating DHTML Applications.

An Overview of Dynamic HTML. DHTML Applications: What Are They? Understanding the DHTML Object Model. Understanding the DHTML Project Type. Implementing DHTML Applications. Summary.

21. Mail-Enabling Your Applications with MAPI.

Understanding the MAPI Specification. Using the MAPI Controls: MAPISession and MAPIMessages. Creating MAPI Programs with Visual Basic. Creating Mail-Enabled Applications. Summary.

22. Using the Internet Transfer Control.

Properties, Methods, and Events. Using the Internet Transfer Control with a Proxy Server. Accessing Files and Documents with the OpenURL Method. Accessing FTP Servers with the Execute Method. Summary.

23. Client/Server Programming with Winsock.

TCP/IP Fundamentals. Using the Microsoft Winsock Control. Creating the Price Lookup Example. Summary.


24. Using Office 97 Components with Visual Basic.

OLE. The OLE Control. OLE Automation. Summary.

25. Using Windows API Functions.

The Windows API Library Files. Declaring a Windows API Function. Passing Arguments by Value and by Reference. Declare Statement Argument Data Types. The API Text Viewer. Using Windows API Functions in Your Applications. How to Use Windows API Callbacks. Summary.

26. Useful API Functions.

Graphics and Display Functions. System Functions. Summary.

27. Creating Telephony Applications with TAPI.

How It Works. Creating a TAPI Application. Other TAPI Functions. Summary.

28. Adding Speech Recognition With SAPI.

Overview of SAPI 4.0. Creating a Speech Recognition Application. Creating a Text-to-Speech Application. Summary.

29. Creating Your Own Add-Ins.

Understanding the Extensibility Model. Assessing the Extensibility Object Model. Understanding the Core Objects Package. Understanding the Form Manipulation Package. The CodePane Object. Understanding the Event Response Package. Understanding the Add-In Management Package. Implementing the Extensibility Model in a Practical Way. Understanding What Makes a Wizard. Planning the Computer Wizard. Using the Wizard Manager. Modifying the Code. Using the Wizard Resource File. Summary.

30. Accessing The System Registry.

INI Files. The System Registry. Summary.

31. Creating Online Help Systems.

Building a Help System. Creating a Standard Help Project. Moving to HTML Help. Accessing Help from a Visual Basic Application. Summary.

32. Debugging and Testing Techniques.

Starting at the Beginning. Error Handling. Avoiding Program Errors. Debugging Programs in Visual Basic. Summary.

33. Dynamic Control Creation and Indexing.

Creating Control Arrays. Designing Event Handlers for Control Arrays. Creating Controls Dynamically. Instantiating Forms at Runtime. Using Control Array Properties. Creating Data Controls Dynamically. Summary.

34. Implementing OLE Drag-And-Drop Capabilities.

An Overview of OLE Drag and Drop. What Is OLE Drag and Drop? How Does OLE Drag and Drop Work? Using Automatic OLE Drag and Drop. Controlling the Manual Process. Enhancing Visual Basic Applications with OLE Drag and Drop. Summary.

35. Tuning and Optimizing Your Application.

Optimizing and Tuning with Visual Basic. Creating and Using Templates to Perform Code Benchmarking. Reviewing Performance Tips and Tricks. Using Method Parameters width Out-of-Process or Distributed Components. Selecting the Proper Component Type. Using the Visual Basic Code Profiler. Summary.

36. Algorithms for VB Programmers.

Algorithms. Summary.

37. Differences Between VBA and VB6.


38. Programming for Microsoft Transaction Server.

Understanding Distributed Transaction Processing. Introducing Microsoft Transaction Server. Integrating Visual Basic Classes with Transaction Server. Calling Transaction Server Objects from Visual Basic. Summary.

39. Visual SourceSafe: A Necessity for Serious Developers.

Understanding Source Control. Introducing Visual SourceSafe. Understanding How VSS Can Help You. Understanding Project-Oriented Programming. Using Visual SourceSafe from Visual Basic 6. Summary.


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Visual Basic 6 Unleashed by Rob Thayer
Rob Thayer
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Pearson Education (US)
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