August 22, 2014
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Accessing the Windows Registry with the API

Accessing the Windows Registry with the API

Add a Line to the Autoexec.bat

Add a line to the autoexec.bat

Adding a Related Document to a project

Adding a Related Document to a project This tip explains how to add a 'Related Document' to the project section in the VB IDE.

Adding Bitmaps to Menus

Adding Bitmaps to Menus. Spice up your application by adding Office 97 type images to your menus with help from the API.

Advanced String Functions

Advanced String Functions

Beginning ActiveX - Part 1

Beginning ActiveX

Beginning ActiveX - Part 2

Beginning ActiveX - Part 2

Book Review: Beginning E-Commerce: With VB, ASP, ADO and MTS

Beginning E-Commerce: With VB, ASP, ADO and MTS

Book Review: Beginning Visual Basic 6 Databases

Beginning Visual Basic 6 Databases

Book Review: Learn to Program with Visual Basic 6

Learn to Program with Visual Basic 6 How many programming books live up to their claims? John Percival checks out this refreshingly different VB tutorial book aimed at absolute beginners.

Book Review: Murach's Visual Basic 6

Murach's Visual Basic 6 John Percival casts a critical eye over the first Visual Basic book from veteran computing publishers Murach books. Does this new title offer enough unique features to earn aplace on the already overcrowded VB beginners bookshelf? Find out in our exclusive review.

Book Review: SamsTeach Yourself Visual Basic 6 in 10 Minutes

Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic 6 in 10 Minutes
The number 10. A simple number, but one that means so much to Sams, the publishers of a book that aims to teach you Visual Basic 6 in 10 minutes, for little over $10. John Percival casts a critical eye over the latest time saver.

Creating Databases at Runtime

Creating Databases at Runtime

Creating Odd Shaped Forms

Creating Odd Shaped Forms

Databases - A Beginners Guide

Databases - A Beginners Guide

Databases - Using DAO

Databases - Using DAO

Designing a GUI

Designing a GUI

Product Review: Codestylist

Codestylist is a very useful utility that formats your Visual Basic code into a much more readable form. It can align, indent and spell check very quickly and easily, leaving your project in one standardised format.

Product Review: Print Preview

The Print Preview OCX is an ActiveX control that does exactly what it says it does. It has a multitude of options that allow you to customise the look in a number of ways.

String Functions Explained

String Functions Explained

The IIf function

The IIf function Have you come across the IIf function? This is what help says:

The Registry - Now I've got it what can I do?

The Registry - Now I've got it what can I do?

Unlocking the Secrets of the ShellDocVwCtl

Unlocking the Secrets of the ShellDocVwCtl

Using Explorer's File Copy Dialog Box

Using Explorer's File Copy Dialog Box

Using Graphics: Making a Lander Game

Using Graphics: Making a Lander Game

Using Graphics: Making a Lander Game - Part 2

Lander 2: A Space Adventure

Using Graphics: Making a Lander Game - Part 3

Lander 3: Adding a touch of Class

Using the Common Dialog Open/Save Boxes

Using the Common Dialog Open/Save Boxes

Using the Help API

Using the Help API

Using the Registry to Persist Data

Using the Registry to Persist Data

Visual Basic Database Programming Multimedia Cyber Classroom

Visual Basic Database Programming Multimedia Cyber Classroom 100001

Visual Basic Graphics Programming

Visual Basic Graphics Programming 100000

Unloading All Forms in Visual Basic

How do you close your Visual Basic program? Do you use the End method? In this tip I will explain why using the End method is not the best way to close your program. It is an undocumented fact that using the End method does not completely remove all forms from memory. This means that your program does not give up all resources to other processes when it is closed using the end method.

VB Coding Tip: Using the Date Type with an ADO Source

Date stamp your databases with this code from John Percival.

Product Review: Advantage

A review of VB Advantage.

Product Review: Project Analyzer

A VBWorld review of Project Analyzer

Product Review: VB ELF

Finally, a product that allows users to type in natural language to access database records.

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