A step by step guide to Visual Basic covering all versions including the current version 6. Written in concise language and illustrated with screen-shots, this book covers all the essential aspects of Visual Basic programming language.
This guide starts with the installation of Visual Basic, the differences between the various versions covered, and Visual Basic controls. Then it introduces Visual Basic variables, data types and explains how to create subroutines. In simple steps it shows how to: create a basic menu and toolbar; manage ActiveX controls; and use form templates. The user will be creating stand-alone applications before even reading the first 100 pages.
Other areas covered include: databases; using Visual Basic with Microsoft Office; creating dynamic web pages; sending e-mails automatically; and upgrading applications with web sites.
A final chapter is dedicated for 'experts', where the author gives invaluable guidance on: error-trapping; organising your code; managing multiple forms; using control arrays; creating Visual Basic Class; and much more making this an indispensable guide for novices and experts!