Visual Basic Miscellaneous Tutorials

Some tutorials just don't fit in any other category but are still very useful to you as a VB6 programmer. These tutorials are all kept in our Miscellaneous section of this site. Check them out, you might find some really useful ideas for your next great Visual Basic application.

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    Windows has some great built in dialogs for both opening and saving files. As a developer it is easy for us to hook into this built in functionality and provide our users with fully functional open and save dialogs that they expect and are used to through other applications.
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    When developing great applications you almost always need to keep track of lists of data. The VB.NET structure to handle this is the array. In this tutorial we look at arrays - how to create them, modify them, iterate over them, etc.

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    When designing a program you will want to think through what standards you should use for yourself and your end users. This VB6 tutorial guides you through how to do this.
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    Developing a standard naming convention for all your Visual Basic objects and variables will make your code easier to understand and update down the road. This VB6 tutorial walks you through the best way of doing this.
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    Properly documenting your Visual Basic code will not only help you later as you make changes but it is also something that any professional developer must have a full grasp on. This Visual Basic 6.0 tutorial walks you through some best practices related to that.
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    Understanding how variables work is very important. Learn how Visual Basic handles scope and duration with this tutorial.
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    Visual Basic is a great language that can be used to create full featured applications. Learn how to optimize your code to create faster, more efficient, and user friendly applications.
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    There are many versions of Visual Basic to choose from. How do you decide which version to use? This guide will help you make this decision.
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    Visual Basic comes with a bunch of help files. These are great for reference, but they can also be used by the beginner to see samples and to begin learning. Learn the best way to go about this.
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    Some good advice as you start to learn Visual Basic, this tutorial introduces the VB6 IDE and helps the beginner think through how to start tackling this great programming language.
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    You knew you could create database apps with VB6 but this tutorial walks you through how you can create a Visual Basic Screen Saver. The sky is the limit once you learn how to do this.
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    Once you start learning how to create even slightly complex VB programs you will inevitably need to implement some basic error handling. This allows you to capture errors and handle them in a graceful way instead of having your fancy Visual Basic application crash and burn.
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    Many times, when programming, you need to know how to sort a bunch of items. One of the easiest ways to do this is to use an array and some of the built in VB6 functions. This Visual Basic tutorial shows you exactly how to do this!
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    This VB6 tutorial explains how you can easily search an array in Visual Basic. It gives examples of both serial (or linear) searches and binary searches.
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    This VB6 tutorial demonstrates how you can pass arrays to functions, how User Defined Type (UDT) arrays work, and how variant arrays work. It is a little more advanced then the beginner tutorial but is still very easy to follow.
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    Have you ever wanted to write your own scripting language? Learn how you can use Dynamic Classes to do just that. You can examine a class at runtime and use it for scripting.

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