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If you have no Visual Basic experience but have a desire to learn about
the language, you'll find Peter Wright's Beginning Visual Basic 6 useful.
Furthermore, you'll find it useful for more than a week--the author covers
advanced problems as well as language fundamentals. He begins with some introductory
information about the development environment's interface and moves on to
key aspects of the language, such as graphical controls, variables, arrays,
loops, and other control structures. The book then explores different kinds
of resources, one at a time, before ending with a series of case studies.
Throughout, Wright's style is clear and informed. He often inserts a program's
source code into his commentary and then proceeds to examine it in depth.
This Talmudic approach proves quite enlightening. His examples aren't overly
academic, either. For example, you'll find a database-aware program to manage
a library's collection in the text. Indeed, database programming--the bread
and butter of professional Visual Basic programmers--is covered very well.
Coverage of ActiveX control creation, one of Visual Basic 6's most important
features, isn't as lavish as that of other topics, but real-life Visual
Basic development still focuses on stand-alone applications, after all.
Visual Basic 6 is the powerful new version of Visual Basic, which you will
master in no time with this book. By using lots of hands on examples and
hundreds of screenshots, this book will act as a roadmap for you to learn
Viusal Basic programming. It will take you on a comprehensive and fun tour
of everything you want to know about programming in VB - from your first
programs through to ActiveX controls, graphics, and the important new ADO
database tools. At the end of the book you will even be ready to look at
some professional programs and case studies. All this will add up to a lot
of fun as you build a solid foundation for your own future career as a professional