The Complete Idiot's Guide to Visual Basic 6
This book will show the reader the basics of Visual Basic through friendly, task oriented examples and a hands on approach. This book and series is specifically designed for the new Visual Basic user and the tasks that they will want to accomplish. The text is written in a straight-forward conversational tone with detailed instructions outlining important tasks you need to get the most from Visual Basic. Topics include: Events, variables, arrays, forms, classes and modules; Visual Basic design environment; Message Box Object and Input Box Object; BAS Modules; File Input and Output; Graphics and Multimedia; Controls and Properties; Levels, Buttons, and Text Boxes; Looping; List Boxes and Data Lists; Menus; Toolbars; and Distributing Your Application.
On the plus side, the writing style is very easy to read. It also presents concepts in an easy to grasp manner. If you have been having problems getting the basics of VB6, then this could be the book for you.
However, if you want to get past the basic
concepts, I would suggest another book. While the material is easy to
grasp and may give you the jump start you need to get rolling, it will
also leave you wanting for more. This might be a good thing.
comments that should not apply, February 17, 2001
Be aware that this book is written for people new to programming in general. I found the "Programmer's Guide" on the VB6 CDROM too technical but this book made much more sense. The author throws in lots of jokes to make the new concepts and technical terms more fun to learn....
If you've never programmed before and want to make
a start, buy this book, which includes a "working model" of VB6 on
Buy It, October 10,
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