M1303: Mastering Visual Basic 6 Fundamentals Development

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code M1303

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Introduction to Application Development Using Visual Basic (8 topics)

  • Features of Visual Basic
  • Editions of Visual Basic
  • Visual Basic Terminology
  • Working in the Development Environment
  • Event-Driven Programming
  • Creating a Program in Visual Basic
  • Project and Executable Files
  • Visual Basic Reference Materials

Visual Basic Fundamentals (6 topics)

  • Introduction to Objects
  • Controlling Objects
  • Properties Methods and Events
  • Working with Forms
  • Introduction to Controls
  • Basic Controls

Working with Code and Forms (12 topics)

  • Understanding Modules
  • Using the Code Editor Window
  • Other Code Navigation Features
  • Code Documentation and Formatting
  • Setting Environment Options
  • Setting Code Formatting Options
  • Automatic Code Completion Features
  • Interacting with the User
  • Using the MsgBox Function
  • Using the InputBox Function
  • Working with Code Statements
  • Managing Forms

Variables and Procedures (11 topics)

  • Overview of Variables
  • Declaring Variables
  • Variable Scope and Lifetime
  • Arrays
  • User Defined Types
  • Converting Data Types
  • Understanding Constants
  • Working with Procedures and Functions
  • Working with Dates and Times
  • The Format Function

Controlling Program Execution (7 topics)

  • Comparison and Logical Operators
  • Using If ...Then Statements
  • Using Select Case Statements
  • Overview of Looping Structures
  • Do...Loop Structures
  • For...Next Statement
  • Exiting a Loop

Debugging (6 topics)

  • Types of Errors
  • Break Mode
  • Using the Debug Toolbar
  • Using the Watch Window
  • Using the Immediate Window
  • Tracing Program Flow with the Call Stack

Working with Controls (8 topics)

  • Types of Controls
  • Overview of Standard Controls
  • Using ComboBox and ListBox Controls
  • Using OptionButton and Frame Controls
  • Working with Selected Text
  • Advanced Standard Controls
  • ActiveX Controls
  • Insertable Objects

Data Access Using the ADO Data Control (7 topics)

  • Overview of ActiveX Data Objects
  • Visual Basic Database Access Features
  • Relational Database Concepts
  • Using the ADO Data Control to Access Data
  • Structured Query Language (SQL)
  • Manipulating Data
  • Using the Data Form Wizard

Input Validation (5 topics)

  • Field-Level Validation
  • Using Text Box Properties to Restrict Data Entry
  • The Masked Edit Control
  • Form-Level Validation
  • Form Events Used When Validating Data

Error Trapping (8 topics)

  • Overview of Run-Time Errors
  • Overview of the Error Handling Process
  • The Err Object
  • Errors and the Calling Chain
  • Errors in an Error-Handling Routine
  • Inline Error Handling
  • Error-Handling Styles
  • General Error-Trapping Options in Visual Basic

Enhancing the User Interface (3 topics)

  • Menus
  • Status Bars
  • Toolbars

Drag and Drop (3 topics)

  • Overview of Drag and Drop
  • Mouse Events
  • Drag and Drop Basics

More About Controls (3 topics)

  • Collections
  • Using Control Arrays

Finishing Touches (5 topics)

  • User Interface Design Principles
  • Distributing an Application
  • Creating a Default Project
  • Review: Steps to Creating a Visual Basic Program
  • Development Resources

Prerequisites

This course assumes the student has a good working knowledge of programming concepts.

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