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Peter Norton's Guide to Visual Basic 6 Paperback – September 9, 1998
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If you're looking to try your hand at programming, Visual Basic is a good choice. Peter Norton's Guide to Visual Basic 6, by Peter Norton and Michael Groh, provides an introduction to this important development environment. The book is targeted toward new programmers and those with some coding background from other languages.
This 790-page book provides an excellent balance of tutorial information and practical examples of how to leverage the power of Visual Basic. The first 12 chapters provide an overview of the Visual Basic environment and the basics of object-oriented programming. Prudent use of annotated screen shots and diagrams, along with step-by-step coverage of basic terms and concepts, makes this first portion of the book very effective.
The text then moves into discussions of printing, file input/output, and data control. The authors cover all of the important aspects of data control and the Microsoft Jet database engine. The book also includes substantial discussion of how to interface Visual Basic with Microsoft Office 97, Outlook 97, and Internet Explorer--topics usually lacking in introductory texts.
A companion CD-ROM contains much of the example code in the book, as well as third-party utilities. If you're new to Visual Basic and have high hopes of becoming a serious developer, this title will take you much of the way. --Stephen Plain
From the Back Cover
Peter Norton's books are well-known for their rapid, tour guide approach: a hands-on overview of the possibilities of the programming environment that does not burden the impatient reader with excessive technical baggage at the outset of his voyage of discovery. Peter Norton's Guide to Visual Basic X teaches all the complexities of application design in an easy-to-understand style that experienced computer users will appreciate. The book covers both the Standard and Professional editions of Visual Basic.
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To its credit, this book does cover all of the areas that you should know about when developing in VB i.e. COM and DCOM but he doesn't go in depth enough to allow the reader to understand what they are.
This book needs to take the O'Reilly cookbook approach to teaching. It is a good introduction but it only skims the bare surface of what an aspiring programmer would need to get going.
To reiterate, a good intro but if you want to go swimming, try another book and a new swimsuit.
Please do not get this book. Practically any other book would beat this one hands down. I am truly disappointed.