Introduction to VB - Visual Basic 6.0

Course Description

Students will learn how to use Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6) to develop Windows applications.
3 Days
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Prerequisites

Basic IT skills and ideally and some programming experience.

Introduction to Visual Basic Programming

What is Visual Basic?
Terminology
Steps to create an application
Modular environment

Building an Application

Setting properties of objects
Forms
Introduction to controls
Object-based, event-driven programming

Coding

The Code Editor
Using the Object Browser to view properties and methods of objects
Statements and functions
Conditional Statements
Looping Statements
Native Code

Debugging

Overview

Forms

Showing and hiding forms
Order of events
Multiple forms
Startup and end of applications

Variables

Data types
Scope and lifetime of variables
Constants
Arrays and user-defined types

Procedures

Introduction to procedures
Arguments and parameters
Named arguments and optional arguements

Controls

Control formatting
Standard Controls
Custom Controls

Menus

Creating and coding menus
Custom pop-up menus

Error Handling

An introduction to error handlers

Wizards

The package and development Wizard
Application Wizard

The Next Step

Data access using the Data Form Wizard and the data control
MDI forms
Classes
An introduction to ActiveX controls within VB6

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