This information-packed STEP BY STEP course—based on the best-selling first edition—is the easiest, fastest way to teach yourself how to write 32-bit Microsoft® Windows®–based programs with Visual Basic®. Work through every lesson to complete the full course, or do just the lessons you want to learn exactly the skills you need. Either way, you receive professional Visual Basic 6.0 training at your own pace, with real-world examples and practice files to help you master core programming skills.
Topics covered include:
Getting Started with Visual Basic: Opening and running a Visual Basic program, writing your first program, and working with controls, menus, and dialog boxes
Programming fundamentals: Working with Visual Basic variables and operators and using decision structures, loops, and timers
Creating the perfect user interface: Working with forms, printers, and error handlers and adding artwork and special effects
Managing corporate data: Using modules and procedures, exploring text files and processing strings, managing Microsoft Access databases, and connecting to Microsoft Office
Visual Basic 6.0 Professional Edition tools and techniques: Word processing with the Rich TextBox control, displaying progress and status information, using the Multimedia MCI control, and using the Windows API
Web programming fundamentals: Downloading files with the Internet Transfer control, displaying HTML documents with Internet Explorer, designing Dynamic HTML (DHTML) pages, and adding Toolbox elements and ActiveX® Controls to DHTML pages
Advanced database programming: Managing data with the FlexGrid control and exploring ActiveX Data Objects (ADO)
Upgrade notes: What’s new and improved in Visual Basic .NET and how to plan an upgrade
Microsoft® Visual Basic® 6.0 Professional Step by Step, 2nd Edition
Michael Halvorson has written more than 30 books, including the popular Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Step by Step, Microsoft Office XP Inside Out, and Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Professional Step by Step. A former Visual Basic localization manager at Microsoft, Michael is a professor at Pacific Lutheran University.
Michael Halvorson is the author or co-author of twenty computer books, including Microsoft Office XP Inside Out, Visual Basic 6 Professional Step By Step, Learn Microsoft Visual Basic 6 Now, Running Microsoft Office 2000 Premium Edition, and Microsoft Word 97/Visual Basic Step by Step. Michael earned a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, and master’s and doctoral degrees in History from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. He was employed at Microsoft Corporation as a technical editor, acquisitions editor, and localization manager from 1985 to 1993. Michael currently spends his time developing innovative software solutions for Microsoft Office and Microsoft Visual Basic .NET, and teaching European history courses at colleges in the Pacific Northwest.