This highly acclaimed Hands-On VB6 training course provides delegates who prefer a fast track learning route with intensive practical tuition in Visual Basic 6. Apart from helping on route to certification, the course should prove invaluable for anyone planning to gain the essential practical skills to develop commercial VB systems for the enterprise and web (internet & Intranet). Available as a public or closed course at our London training centre, or can be tailored to your team's requirements and delivered onsite as a bespoke, customised training course.
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What you will learn
1. Understand the Visual Basic development environment and language.
2. How to write an application that uses a database.
3. How to write an COM Client application.
4. How to write an COM Server application.
5. How to write an COM Add-in.
6. Understand Visual Basic's Internet and Networking capabilities.
The exercises during the course combine to create a currency converter application, a banking application, plus stand-alone modules, covering:
1. GUI front-end eg containing menus.
2. Validation of input and dialog windows.
3. Database handling.
4. Client-server / n-tier implementation.
5. Allow only one copy of the application to be started.
6. Pass data to Excel, build a graph and animate it.
7. Build an Activex add-in.
8. Build a chat line using peer-to-peer comms.
9. Convert a VB app to run in Internet Explorer.
10. Make an ActiveX add-in internet compatible.
Visual Basic 6 (VB6 Comprehensive) Course Outline
Part 1 Introduction to the VB Environment
Visual Basic Overview & Terminology
Event driven programming
VB Programming Environment
Part 2 Creating the User Interface
Building the User Interface
Creating an Application
Part 3 VB Programming Language
User Defined Types
Loops & Decision structures
- Do...Loop, For, While,Exiting a loop
- Message Boxes (Msgbox)
- Input Boxes (Inputbox)
- Sub-Routines and Procedures
Part 4 Error handling and debugging
- Trappable Errors
- On Error...
- Error Handlers
Err, Error and Error$()
- Avoid Variable Name Errors
- Setting Your Own Error Codes
- Simulating A Visual Basic Error
- Catering for Unexpected Errors
- Delayed Error Handling
- Turning Off Error Handling
- Function Specific Error
Debugging your code
- Using the Debug Window Passively
- Using the Debug Window Actively
Interactive Debugging Tools
- Stepping Through Code
- Instant Watch
- The Calls Window
- Set Next
Part 5 Working with more advanced controls
ActiveX custom controls
- Tree view and List view
- Common dialog
- Masked edit
- Status Bars
Part 6 More About Controls
Using Control Arrays
Using the Controls Collection
Working with Object Variables
Part 7 Database use in Visual Basic
Database Use in VB
- Database Types
- Database connectivity styles
The ActiveX Data Control
- Intro to ActiveX Data objects
- Database connection using ADO
- ADO Recordsets
- Disconnected Recordsets
Data Bound Controls
The Data Form wizard
Visual Data Access Tools
- Data Environment
- Designer Data View Window
MTS (Microsoft Transaction Server) and ADO
Part 8 Using Dynamic-Link Libraries
Introduction to DLLs
Providing Callback Procedures
Part 9: ActiveX
The Component Object Model (COM)
- Implementing Automation
- Characteristics of Servers
- Creating a Client
- Receiving Notifications from Servers
Creating ActiveX Servers
- Introduction to ActiveX Components
- Creating Objects
- ActiveX Code Components
- Registering a Sever
- Server Events
- Building Interfaces
- Additional Features of Code Components
Creating ActiveX Controls
- Introduction to Controls
- Creating the Control's User Interface
- Exposing Properties, Methods, and Events
- Creating Property Pages
- Data Binding
Using ActiveX Components on a Web Page
- Downloading Controls
- HTML Scripting
- Setting Initial Control Properties
Creating and Using ActiveX Documents
- Introduction to ActiveX Documents
- ActiveX Document Projects
- Testing and Debugging
- Multiple Documents
- The User Interface and User Documents
Creating Internet-Aware Applications
- Using Sockets (Winsock)
- Internet Transfer Control
- Web Browser Control
- Automation with Internet Explorer
- Personal Web Server