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Effective programming with VB6

A 5 day
training course

Visual BASIC V6 training course description

A hands-on introduction to programming in Visual BASIC V6.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Build Visual BASIC applications.
  • Build simple components.
  • Debug Visual BASIC programs.
  • Examine existing code and determine its function.

Visual BASIC V6 training course details

Who will benefit:
Anyone wishing to program in Visual BASIC.
Anyone wishing to build Windows based applications.
None although experience in another high level language would be useful.
5 days

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.

Overall ratings for this course:

Course review

"Hard concepts were explained very simply."
J. S., Framestore CFC
"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."
B. M., London Internet Exchange

Visual BASIC V6 training course contents

Application development using VB

VB features. VB editions, VB terminology. Working in the Development Environment. Event-Driven Programming. Creating a program in VB. Project and executable files. VB reference materials.

Visual Basic fundamentals
Objects. Controlling objects. Introduction to forms. Introduction to controls. Basic controls.

Working with code and forms
Modules. Working with code. Interacting with the user. Working with code statements. Managing forms.

Variables and procedures
Introduction to variables and constants. Working with Procedures and Functions.

Controlling program execution
Common VB functions. Comparison and relational operators. Conditional structures. Looping structures.

Error types. Debugging logic errors in VB.

Working with controls
Control types. Standard controls. Advanced standard controls. ActiveX controls. Insertable controls.

Data access using the ADO data control
Overview of ActiveX Data Objects. VB data access features. Relational database concepts. Using the ADO data Control to access data. SQL. Manipulating data. Using the data form wizard.

Input validation
Field-Level validation. The masked edit control. Form-Level validation. Form events used when validating data.

Error trapping
Trapping run time errors. Error handling overview. Enabling an error trap. Errors and the calling chain. In line error handling.

Enhancing the User Interface
Menus. Status bars. Toolbars.

Drag and Drop
Overview of Drag and Drop. Mouse events Drag and Drop basics.

More about controls
Using control arrays. Using the controls collection. Working with object variables. Collections.

Finishing touches
User Interface design principles. Distributing an application. Creating a default project.

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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