Visual Basic Training Overview |
This course introduces you to objects, then explores the Microsoft data access technologies ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) and OLE DB. You will build reports using the Data Report Designer, use form modules, work with user-defined collections and create your own objects. This course will introduce you to advanced concepts, allowing you to create your own MDI applications, use Windows common controls, harness the power of the Windows API, and finish projects with optimization techniques and other professional touches.
Visual Basic Training Prerequisites
Visual Basic 6.0 - Level 1 or equivalent experience.
Visual Basic Training Audience
Programmers who need to design and develop applications in Visual Basic 6.0.
Visual Basic Training Course duration
Visual Basic Training Course outline
An Introduction to Objects
Managing Data with ADO
- What Is an Object?
- The Object Browser
- System Objects
- Introducing Object Variables
- Classifying Objects
- Referring to Objects
- Using the Global Forms Collection
- Working with External Objects
ADO and Unbound Forms
- What is ADO?
- Getting Started with ADO
- The ADO Object Hierarchy
- The ADO Connection Object
- Working with Recordset Properties and Methods
- The Command Object
- Updating Recordset Data
Using UI Data Tools
- Forms and ADO
- Displaying Data on the Form
- Changing Data on the Form
- Finding Data on the Form
- Using a Default Recordset
- Maintaining State Information
Using Form Modules
- What's Wrong with the ADO Data Control?
- Taking Advantage of the Data Environment
- The Hierarchical FlexGrid Control
- Advanced Uses for the Data Environment Designer
- Creating reports in Visual Basic
Creating Your Own Objects
- What's a Form?
- Adding Form Methods
- Adding Form Properties
- Implementing Dialog Boxes
- Creating Multiple Instances of a Form
- Life Cycle of a Form
Working with Collections
- Introduction to Class Modules
- Starting and Stopping
- Properties Aren't Always So Simple
- A Simple, Useful Class
- TextFile: Working with Text Files
- Using the Class Builder
Creating MDI Applications
- Collection Overview
- Using the Collection Object
Working with the Windows API
- What is MDI?
- Working with MDI Applications
- Using Window Common Controls
Optimizing Visual Basic Programs
- What is the Windows API?
- API Declarations
- Using the API Viewer/WIN32API.TXT
- A Few Simple Examples
- Declaring User-Defined Data Types
- Working with Strings
- Talking to Controls (Using SendMessage)
Adding Professional Touches
- Testing Hypotheses
- Where Do You Look?
- Optimizing Code and Display Speed
- Optimizing Apparent Speed
- Optimizing Size in Memory
- Storing Program Options
- Using the Common Dialog Control
- Adding Standard Forms
- Creating Your Own Templates