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.
This course has been developed for real-world, commercial scenarios by our expert instructors. See below for detailed syllabus. If you have a technical question, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Client feedback shows that delegates on our courses will best engage when they can relate course topics to their own day-to-day practices and requirements. Where possible, we run this course as a consultative, workshop-style event, in which discussion of relevant topics takes place in relation to the delegates' own applications and scenarios.
To facilitate this type of event, a subject matter expert leads the training, hands-on labs and discussions to ensure course topics are covered in a meaningful, relevant and timely manner. Delegates may be able to bring their own practical requirements and work to the course if the subjects and course topics are suitable.
Visual Basic Overview & Terminology
Event driven programming
VB Programming Environment
Building the User Interface
Creating an Application
User Defined Types
Loops & Decision structures
Err, Error and Error$()
Debugging your code
Interactive Debugging Tools
ActiveX custom controls
Using Control Arrays
Using the Controls Collection
Working with Object Variables
Database Use in VB
The ActiveX Data Control
Data Bound Controls
The Data Form wizard
Visual Data Access Tools
MTS (Microsoft Transaction Server) and ADO
Introduction to DLLs
Providing Callback Procedures
The Component Object Model (COM)
Creating ActiveX Servers
Creating ActiveX Controls
Using ActiveX Components on a Web Page
Creating and Using ActiveX Documents
Creating Internet-Aware Applications
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