Event Driven Programming notes

Event Driven Programming notes


INTRODUCTION

  • The Visual Basic 6 environment
  • Defining terms
  • Creating a Visual Basic Project
  • Practice project – Building a Football Scoreboard

APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

  • Improving the VB application
  • Using a step-by-step approach
  • Writing a VB procedure
  • Calling procedures

BUILDING BLOCK OF VB 6

  • Using the Visual Basic 6 code editor
  • Adhering to programming standards
  • Data types, variables and constants in Visual Basic
  • Using operators
  • Control structures – IF…THEN, Select Case, DO…LOOP, FOR…NEXT
  • Practice assignment – Upgrading the Scoreboard

DESIGNING VB APPLICATION

  • Designing the Visual Basic Application
  • Working with users
  • Guiding principles
  • Choosing a Visual Basic interface style


DEVELOPING USER INTERFACE

  • Defining the Visual Basic Form
  • Standard controls: Picture, Frame, CommandButton, Label, TextBox, CheckBox, etc.
  • Visual Basic practice assignment: Creating a Payroll Form
  • Arrays
  • More controls: ListBox, ComboBox
  • Properties and Methods of objects in Visual Basic
  • Building a file search application: DriveListBox, DirListBox, FileListBox
  • Building a Menu
  • Debugging Visual Basic code
  • Error trapping

ENHANCING VB APPLICATION WITH CONTROLS

  • Manipulating text – string functions
  • Visual Basic functions for dates, numbers
  • Using the Windows Clipboard and Screen objects
  • Creating Copy, Paste, Cut, Delete functions
  • Pictures, Graphics and Drawing controls in Visual Basic
  • Multimedia – incorporating sounds and pictures
  • Building a CD player in code

FILE ACCESS

  • Working with Visual Basic files
  • Writing and reading a Sequential-access file
  • Sample project: the Address Book
  • Creating a sequential output form
  • Creating and using a Random-access file

DATABASE PROGRAMMING

  • Creating a Microsoft Access database – refer to SQL tutorial
  • The Project Management example
  • The Data control
  • Visual Basic Bound controls – TextBox controls linked to database
  • Validating data – ensuring database integrity
  • Finding a specific record in the database
  • Using multiple tables from the database
  • Creating multiple data controls
  • Using Data Bound List Controls
  • Using VISDATA – the Visual Basic Data Manager

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