The authors of this guide present a smorgasbord of tips and techniques for Visual Basic developers. The first part details the new features of Visual Basic 6 and lays out conventions for clear and productive programming style. However, these important preliminary discussions are covered in only two quick chapters, and most of the book is devoted to in-depth how-to discussions.
In part 2, the authors tackle a broad range of topics with real-world solutions, beginning with a series of tips for working with various data types and parameters, object-oriented programming, ActiveX control use, and Internet components. The book progresses through a wide array of areas, including security, database access, project development, and remote execution.
The third part of the book details 10 sample applications that serve both as instructive tools and full-fledged utilities. All of the code for these applications is included on the companion CD-ROM.
Throughout this title, the authors' discussions are clear and direct, and the screen shots and code snippets successfully illustrate development techniques. For Visual Basic developers who like to stock up on the latest and greatest tips, this offering is a real gem. --Stephen Plain