Synopses & Reviews
While there are many books on how to learn Visual Basic, few focus on the "bite sized" tips and techniques that maximize a VB professional's productivity in the real, day-to-day, programming world. McCarter's many tips and techniques solve the kinds of dilemmas that professionals could previously master only with many years of experience. If even one of these tips saves the professional an hour of work (and there are hundreds that can do just that), the book will more than justify its cost to the VB professional. The book begins with a chapter for those programmers starting out in Visual Basic. It then gives tips and techniques that cover just about every major topic necessary for intermediate to advanced VB programmers. Among the wide variety of topics covered are: Forms, Disk and Files, advanced Windows API usage, Database Programming and using VB for Internet programming.About the
In his new book, veteran Visual Basic programmer David McCarter provides VB professionals with a vareity of important new tips and techniques designed to maximize day-to-day productivity. Those who enjoyed Davids first book, VB Tips and Tricks, will find the authors familiar style paired with content of special interest to intermediate and advanced developers.
The opening chapter includes essential tips for beginners that even more experienced programmers will find valuable (or may have forgotten). McCarter goes on to provide techniques that cover almost every major topic for intermediate and advanced VB programmersstrings and arrays, disk and I/O, working with controls, etc. He also tackles more complex topics such as working with the Windows API, databases, the Internet, the AddressOf operator, VB runtime files, registering COM objects, and much more.
In his new book, veteran Visual Basic programmer David McCarter provides VB professionals with a variety of important new tips and techniques designed to maximize day-to-day productivity. Those who enjoyed David's first book, VB Tips and Tricks, will find the author's familiar style paired with content of special interest to intermediate and advanced developers. Table of Contents Some Hot Tips to Get You Started Tips on Working with Strings and Arrays Tips on Working with Controls Disk and File Tips and Tricks Tips and Tricks to Use with Forms Tips from the World of Windows API Tips on Visual Basic and the Internet Database Tips for Visual Basic and Microsoft Access Tips and Tricks on Some Advanced Stuff Miscellaneous but Nevertheless Super-Useful Tips
Table of Contents
Introduction.- Some Hot Tips to Get You Started.- Tips on Working with Strings and Arrays.- Tips on Working with Controls.- Disk and File Tips and Tricks.- Tips and Tricks to Use with Forms.- Tips from the World of Windows API.- Tips on Visual Basic and the Internet.- Database Tips for Visual Basic and Microsoft Access.- Tips and Tricks on Some Advanced Stuff.- Miscellaneous but Nevertheless Super-Useful Tips.- Appendix A: Touring the VB Tips & Tricks Web Site.- Appendix B: Visual Basic Information Resources.- Appendix C: The APIGID32.DLL Library.- Index.