1. Getting Started with Visual Basic 6.0
Visual Basic helps you to familiarize with its environment. Here we will discuss the core programming techniques needed to realize the Visual Basic's powers, advantages of Visual Basic, Datatypes and Control Statements.
2. Working with Controls
Takes you through most of the controls that can be added and used in Visual Basic.
3. Menus,Messages and Dialogboxes
Presents interface features such as menus and dialogs, illustration analysis of mouse nd mouse events manipulation to which a Visual Basic application responds.
4. Graphics , MDI and FlexGrid Control
Introduces the world od graphics applications, an interesting aspect of Visual Basic. It also highlights the Multiple Document Interface feature.
5. ODBC and Data Access Objects
Introduces the readers to the evolution of client server architecture. Discusses the Visual Basic database architecture and the data access programming techniques. It explians the ODBC concepts and discusses at length about Data Access Objects. The various properties and methods used in building database applications are also dealt with.
6. ODBC using DAO and Remote Data Objects
Deals in detail about the ways of accessing databases in SQL server using the various Data Access Objects. We would also study about the Remote Data Objects in this chapter and have comparitive study of accessing database using DAO and RDO.
7. Working with Crystal Reports
Gives us a brief introduction to Crystal Reports and the various ways of generating reports using it. It also discusses about Crystal Report Control, Selection Formula and the properties and methods associated with them at length.
8. Object Linking and Embedding
Discusses the OLE concepts in detail which includes OLE Fundamentals, OLE Automation, and OLE container control.
9. Classes and Objects
Explains the Visual Basic's implementation of object oriented paradigm, including how to build your own objects, classes and class modules.
10. All about Active X Controls
Elucidates the concept of ActiveX technology that includes brief concept of COM and DCOM technology. ActiveX controls, their associated properties, methods are also discussed.
11. Activex EXE and ActiveX DLL
Concentrates on building ActiveX components that includes ActiveX EXE and ActiveX DLL and elucidates the ways of using them within our applications or distribute them to other developers.
12. ActiveX Document Fundamentals
From Programming prespective, ActiveX documents are identical to ActiveX controls.
13. Built-in ActiveX Controls
Gives us a clear description about various custom controls and the built-in Visual Basic Controls.
14. Working with Add-Ins
The need for Add-Ins, the way in which they are built elucidated in detail in this chapter.
15. Introducing Web Browser and DHTML
Goes about explaining the Visual Basic tools that help us develop Internet applications. It also illustrates the new features in Visual Basic that allow us to a build applications that use DHTML.
16. Working with ActiveX Data Objects
Describes the ADO model and the way in which it differs from the previous types of data access. We will see how to take existing code that uses DAO or Data Controls and convert it to use ADO.
17. Files and File System Controls
Focuses on the various file system controls and gives a detailed description of accessing files in Visual Basic. A few windows features such as Clipboard is also dealt with in detail in this.
18. Debugging and Windows API
Deals with the debugging process, the various debug tools and the errors in Win32 API in detail. A detailed discussion on what is Windows API, Windows API Functions and Windows Messages is also included in this.