Synopses & Reviews
Unleash the power of Microsoft Visual Basic with Hardcore Visual Basic! Software development for Windows can be easy with Visual Basic, yet few developers and aspiring programmers know how to tap the under-the-hood power of the Windows API to give their programs sought-after performance. Visual Basic wizard Bruce McKinney shows how to blast through the so-called limits of Visual Basic to reach the powerful object-oriented development tool that lurks within. The result is applications with better performance and more functionality. Hardcore Visual Basic provides developers with the coding techniques and finesse to take control of Windows - calling the Windows API, understanding C in Basic, and mastering messages and processes; program objects, Basic style - classes and objects, the form class, collecting objects, and creating new controls by delegating to classes; paint pictures - the Basic way of drawing, painting, and animating; create reusable code - modular packages for sorting, shuffling, searching, and parsing; reusable search, replace, about, and color select forms; classes for editing, animating, managing the keyboard, handling menus, and sharing memory between programs; write portable code - port old 16-bit programs to the 32-bit environment; write new programs that port easily; and push the limits of 32-bit code - break the barriers in Visual Basic to exploit Windows 95 to the fullest. If you want to push Visual Basic to the max, Hardcore Visual Basic is your guide - it's essential for any serious Visual Basic programmer's library.
The first edition has been a big hit with serious Visual Basic programmers. In this second edition, they'll find more help for expanding what Visual Basic can do.