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Ready-to-Run Visual Basic Code Library: Tips, Tricks, and Workarounds for Better Programming Paperback – 23 Apr 1999

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  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; Pap/Cdr edition (23 April 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 047133345X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471333456
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 2.5 x 23.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,367,355 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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For most Visual Basic programmers, the most useful weapon in their arsenal is an extensive stockpile of code ready-to-use in the real world. Here, Rod Stephens provides such a resource, featuring hundreds of approaches to manipulating databases, animating images, drawing sophisticated graphics, engaging in complex printing, and many other advanced techniques not available anywhere else in sample form The author has done all of the mundane work for the programmers by writing the code; all they have to do is tweak the programme to suit their own needs and in an instant, they have the techniques at their fingertips.

What's more, the book comes with an accompanying CD containing all the source code necessary for all the sample programmes in the book l The author is unquestionably an industry Visual Basic guru and the book is the result of many user requests on the author's VB helper web site l The reader gains knowledge of specific techniques not available in print anywhere else, such as making text blink in a PictureBox, determining where the user clicked on a form, tiling a form with a picture, and all the source code for 300 ready-to-run techniques l Visual Basic Programmers can stay up-to-date with the latest developments in their field through the book's unique appendix which introduces the reader to any new techniques available at the VB helper web site with a pointer to the site approx 448pp (pr/CD) Y49.99 $49.99 u32.50

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An arsenal of more than 170 proven techniques and ready–to–run source code for better and more efficient programming Ready–to–Run Visual Basic(r) Code Library Thousands of VB programmers the world over have benefited from the stockpile of ready–to–run programming techniques available on Rod Stephens′ VB Helper Web site. Now, by popular demand for more working programs, here are 173 never–before–published basic, intermediate, and advanced techniques that will help you successfully tackle real–world programming situations you′ll encounter. Grouped by topic for easy reference, the ready–to–run programs contained in this book/CD package provide solutions for many aspects of VB programming, including:
∗ Manipulating numbers and working with variables
∗ Manipulating databases
∗ Handling text and formatting output
∗ Getting the most out of ListBox, ComboBox, ListView, TreeView, ProgressBar, TabStrip, Multimedia MCI, and other VB controls
∗ Creating menus
∗ Handling forms
∗ Animation
∗ Networking
The CD–ROM provides you with:
∗ Ready–to–run source code for all the examples in the book
Visit the author′s comprehensive Visual Basic site at: www.vb–helper.com Wiley Computer Publishing Timely. Practical. Reliable. Visit our Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/

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