Accessing the Windows Registry with the API
More articles by John Percival
Add a line to the autoexec.bat
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. Spice up your application by adding Office 97 type images to your menus with help from the API.
Advanced String Functions
Beginning ActiveX - Part 2
Beginning E-Commerce: With VB, ASP, ADO and MTS
Beginning Visual Basic 6 Databases
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.
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.
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 Odd Shaped Forms
Databases - A Beginners Guide
Databases - Using DAO
Designing a GUI
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.
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
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?
Unlocking the Secrets of the ShellDocVwCtl
Using Explorer's File Copy Dialog Box
Using Graphics: Making a Lander Game
Lander 2: A Space Adventure
Lander 3: Adding a touch of Class
Using the Common Dialog Open/Save Boxes
Using the Help API
Using the Registry to Persist Data
Visual Basic Database Programming Multimedia Cyber Classroom 100001
Visual Basic Graphics Programming 100000
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.
Date stamp your databases with this code from John Percival.
A review of VB Advantage.
A VBWorld review of Project Analyzer
Finally, a product that allows users to type in natural language to access database records.