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Visual Basic 6.0 Training

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Introduction to Visual Basic 6.0

Duration: 5 days

Price: $2595 *California residents and government employees call for pricing.

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Students Will Learn:

  • Using Visual Basic’s form designer to create user interfaces
  • Writing Visual Basic code in modules and classes
  • Creating dialogs, menus, windows and use Windows common dialogs
  • Creating SDI and MDI applications
  • Developing modular, reusable Visual Basic code and forms
  • Reading and writing files, output to printers and use the Windows Registry
  • Connecting to databases to insert, delete and edit records
  • Testing and debug Visual Basic programs
  • Using exception-handling techniques to develop fault-tolerant, reliable programs

Microsoft Certified PartnerCourse Description: This hands on Visual Basic training course provides a thorough introduction to the use of Visual Basic 6. The main goal of the course is to enable the participant to create business applications with Visual Basic that utilize multi-tier application design strategy for maintainability and reusability. The hands on exercises are focused on solving commonly encountered business problems. The course introduces the Visual Basic Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and its wealth of development tools. Students will learn to build effective user interfaces with Visual Basic controls, forms, and other GUI components. The Visual Basic language is covered in detail. Students will learn the use of the debugging and testing tools available in Visual Studio. Database access is introduced, using Visual Basic's ADO Control and data-aware components like the Data Grid and Data Environment Designer. The course includes an introduction to object-oriented programming techniques, and using the Packaging and Deployment tool to deliver completed applications to end users.

Course Prerequisites: Basic computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Windows.

Visual Basic Overview
  • Capabilities of Visual Basic
  • Visual Basic Overview
  • Types of Visual Basic Projects
  • Rapid Application Development
  • RAD Problems
  • Visual Basic Editions
  • The Visual Basic IDE
  • Managing the Workspace
Visual Basic Project Development Cycle
  • Life Cycle Overview
  • The Visual Basic Project Lifecycle
  • Creating Projects
  • Project Files
  • Source Management
  • Test Running a Project
  • Compiling
  • Deploying Applications
  • Designing N-Tier Applications
Using VB Reference Resources
  • Using the Integrated Documentation
  • Microsoft Developer Network
Using Visual Basic Objects
  • Forms
  • Designing a GUI
  • Code Window
  • Form Properties and Methods
  • Controls
  • Properties
  • Events and Event Handling
Developing Data Entry Dialogs
  • Dialogs
  • Dialog Modality
  • Command Dialogs
  • Standard Windows Dialogs
  • Creating a New Dialog
  • Form Load and Unload
  • Form Control Syntax
Dialog Layout
  • Laying Out a Dialog Interface
  • Control Layout
  • Working with Frames
  • Tab Order
  • Hot Keys
  • Layout Tools and Techniques
  • Validation Controls
Developing Code Modules
  • Fundamentals of Coding
  • Code Editor
  • Module Basics
  • Event Procedures
  • Code Window Tips and Shortcuts
  • Statements and comments
Data Declarations
  • Scope in Visual Basic Programs
  • Setting Scope Blocks
  • Data Types
  • Constants
Manipulating Data
  • Arithmetic Expressions
  • Logic and Boolean Expressions
  • Type Conversion
  • Arrays
  • Working with Strings
  • Date, Currency and Variant Types
  • Formatting Data
Logic and Iteration
  • Logic Statements
  • Conditional Constructs (If/Then, Select Case)
  • Iteration (Do Loop, For Loop)
  • Background Loops
  • Background Processing
Writing Subroutines
  • Application Structure
  • Purpose of Subroutines
  • Procedures
  • Functions
  • Arguments
  • ByRef vs. ByVal Parameters
  • Optional Arguments
  • Designing for Maintainability
Debugging and Error Handling
  • Types of Errors
  • Error Handling
  • Creating Error Handlers
  • Debugging Applications
Validating User Input
  • Writing Validation Routines
  • Invoking Validation
  • Controlling Flow
  • Keyboard Event Handling
  • The Validate Event
Application Frameworks
  • SDI Applications
  • MDI Applications
  • Application Lifecycle
  • Displaying Child Windows
Application Interfaces
  • Menus
  • Toolbars
  • Status Bars
  • Other Useful Controls & Objects
  • Control Arrays
I/O and Persistence
  • Visual Basic File Access
  • File I/O Commands
  • File System Objects
  • The Registry
Database Client Applications
  • Database Concepts
  • The ADO Data Control
  • The DataGrid Control
  • Data View Window
  • Data Form Wizard
  • Data Environment Designer
Deploying Applications
  • The Packaging and Deployment Wizard
  • Creating Deployment Packages
  • Course materials include student guide, hands-on lab manual and USB flash drive for examples and lab work
  • Students receive a certificate of completion at the end of class
  • Students can retake any portion of a class that has been completed, within 12 months at no extra cost
  • There are no registration fees or cancellation fees

The small classroom environment made me feel comfortable enough to ask lots of questions. The labs and examples were clear and good hands on experience. I like the fact that I got to save my lab work and take it home with me.
— A.L., Exxon Mobil

Hands on exercises were much better than Microsoft's course. Made me think and take my time rather than following each step in MS courses.
— C.M., Intel

I thought the class was very organized and well taught. I really enjoyed the labs and the hands on computer work. I liked the fact that we all had our own computers.
— T.K., GE Capital

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2 $4,090 $2,045 22%
3 $5,490 $1,830 30%
4 $6,690 $1,672 36%
5 $7,790 $1,558 40%
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