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Visual Basic 6.0 Books

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This page is a resource for Visual Basic 6.0 books. The Visual Basic books are broken down by category in the Contents list.




VB Reference Books

A Visual Basic 6 Programmer's Toolkit
by Smith, Eric and Marquis, Hank; Apress; 3/2000; ISBN 1893115062. List $39.95 softcover.
Visual Basic 6 Programmer's Reference
by Dan Rahmel; Osborne, ISBN: 0-07-882576-8, $16.99 US.
I.   Overview of VB, VBA, and VB Script
II.  Programming System Information and How-To-Examples
III. Language Reference
IV. Object-Model Diagrams
VB6 Reference Library
Visual Basic 6 Programmer's Guide
Visual Basic 6 Unleashed,
Professional Reference Edition

Author: Rob Thayer, et al. Retail Price: $49.99 US; Publisher: SAMS; ISBN: 0672315084; Publication Date: June 22, 1999; Pages: 1296

VB Books:  General Topics

Practical Visual Basic 6
by Rob Reselman and Richard Peasley; (Revised Edition); Que; 1999; ISBN 0-7897-1633X; (First ed. was ISBN 0-7897-2145-7); Revised edition has CD-ROM, 838 pages; $29.99. User level: Beginner to Intermediate;
32 chapters are broken into 5 sections: Visual Basic Fundamentals, Programming, The Elements of Visual Basic 6, Advanced Programming with Visual Basic 6, Database Programming with Visual Basic 6. Section 4 covers such topics as debugging, creating controls using control arrays, the Windows API, VBA, Creating your own ActiveX controls, Creating VB Programs for the Internet, VB Add-Ins. Section III topics include menus, forms, dialog boxes, keyboard and mouse input, graphics, resusable code, saving and retrieving data, and deploying your VB apps. Section II topics: data types, constants, variables, statements, conditional statements, loops, arrays, strings, and typecasting.
Special Edition Using Visual Basic 6
Visual Basic 6: From the Ground Up
by Gary Cornell; ISBN: 0-07-882349-8; Osborne Publishers, 1998. 904pp. $34.99 US.
Visual Basic 6 has a lot to offer, from its new file handling objects and advanced Internet programming capabilities to its new database features. Learn to build your own commercial-quality application-----not just toy apps-----using this comprehensive, hands-on tutorial form expert author Gary Cornell, winner of the prestigious Readers' Choice Award from Visual Basic Programmer's journal. This best-selling guide for the beginning and intermediate programmer has been thoroughly revised and updated to cover the newest version of the world's #1 visual programming tool.
Visual Basic 6 Bible
By Eric A. Smith, Valor Whisler, Hank Marquis; IDGBooks Worldwide, Inc. 8/17/98.
ISBN: 0-7645-3227-8 ;Price: $49.99 US; Reader level: Beginner-Advanced
Table of Contents
Sample Chapter
Sam's Teach Yourself Visual Basic 6 in 21 Days
Visual Basic 6 Books
Recommendations: Visual Basic Books
Visual Basic 6 Books (German and English)
Visual Basic 5 Books (German and English)
Visual Basic Books (VB World)
Visual Basic Books (Java Bookstore and Amazon.Com)
Announcing: New Computer Book Publisher, APress

VB Books:  Advanced Topics

Visual Basic Applications For Office 2000 Unleashed
Microsoft Access2000 Visual Basic for Applications Fundamentals
by Evan Callahan; Microsoft Press, 1999, ISBN: 0-7356-0592-0
Chapter 1 jumps right into using Wizards for application development and nothing is spared about database management and development. Covers VBA Fundamentals. See additional information at website.
$39.99; CD-ROM; 360 pages, softcover.
Visual Basic 6 WIN32 API Tutorial
by Jason Bock; Wrox Press, 1998. ISBN: 1-861002-4-32
Learn to enhance your Visual Basic applications by programming with the Windows API
Sybex Quality Computer Books
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Expert Guide to Visual Basic 6
This is the Amazon.com order site.
ISBN: 078212349X ; Sybex; Author:Wayne S. Freeze; List:$49.99
Amazon Price:$39.99
Visual Basic 6 Complete
Sybex; ISBN: 0782124690 ; $15.99 here at Amazon.Com, otherwise $19.99 list. Publish date: March 1999.
Online book site for VB6 Complete is http://www.sybex.com/cgi-bin/rd_sup_temp.pl?2469sup.html. This is a site for downloading all of the code in the book, by chapter.
MCSD Visual Basic 6 Desktop Applications Study Guide With CD
Sybex; Jan. 1999; $31.44 at Books.com; ISBN:0782124380
VB Developer's Guide to APO
by Mike Gunderloy; Sybex OCTOBER 1999; $39.94; ISBN:0782125565
Beginning Objects With Visual Basic 5
by Peter Wright; WROX Press, 1998. ISBN 1-861001-45-2
This book is for programmers with a knowledge of VB programming. It teaches object-oriented programming from scratch.

VB Books:  Beginners

Programming in Visual Basic 6.0
by Julia Case Bradley and Anita C. Millspaugh
Irwin McGraw-Hill, 1999. ISBN: 0-07-233513-0
Very good hands-on chapter examples, end of chapter questions and programming examples. Select from one of two case studies that are added to after each chapter as new techniques are learned. This book will support two one semester classes in Visual Basic -- beginning and advanced topics. 15 Chapters plus Appendices.
Murdach's Visual Basic 6.0
This is one of the best books for Beginner's. Please read book reviews below.
Author: Ed Koop
Publisher: Murach, Mike & Associates, April 1999.
Paperback 620pp.; $45.00 US Barnes & Noble.
Book Reviews about Murach's Visual Basic 6
Beginning Visual Basic 6
Learn to Program With Visual Basic 6
For Absolute Beginners; CD ROM disk with Visual Basic 6.0 Working Model Edition and a complete source code. Author: John Smiley; ISBN: 1-902745-00-0. Published by Active Path Ltd. Arden House, 1102 Warwick Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham, B27 6BH .



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