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Courses - Microsoft Visual Basic 104
Description: Using Microsoft Visual Basic
Running Time: 71 minutes
Pre-Requisites: Visual Basic 103 strongly recommended
Versions: We use Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0, but lessons are valid for most earlier versions of VB, including 4 and 5. If you have VB.NET or VB 2005, the Visual Basic code we use is similar, but the programming interface has changed. These VB courses do NOT cover VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) which is what you need for Microsoft Office programming. For VBA, see the individual Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, etc.) Click here for more information on VB.NET courses.

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Notice: this course covers the older Visual Basic 6.0 programming application. Microsoft no longer sells VB6. If you want to learn VB6, you'll have to find a used copy somewhere like eBay or Craigslist. We will be updating this course for use with Visual Basic 2013 soon. If you've purchased this course within the last year, you'll get a free upgrade when it's released.

This course follows VB103. We'll begin by looking at how to create programs with multiple forms. We will learn about the Project Explorer, the Load Form method, the Form.Show method, the vbModal property, and learn about Modal vs. Modeless forms.

The Visual Basic Project Explorer

You'll learn how to read a value from another form. You'll also learn about the Date function, how to calculate days (and years) between two dates, the CDate function, the End statement, how to Hide and Unload a form (and what the difference is), and how to change the Startup Form.

In this example, we'll make two forms - a Customer form and
an Age Calculator form. The Age Calculator will read the
Date of Birth from the Customer form and calculate Age in years.

Next you'll learn all about Label Properties (Alignment, Appearance, BorderStyle, Font, FontColor, BackColor, ToolTipText) and - more importantly - how to manipulate all of these with your VB code (not just in design). We'll also learn about the Timer Control and assigning string variables to label captions.

In this example, the Age Calculator automatically calculates the
Customer's age and updates it every second in realtime.

In the next lesson we'll learn about Multi-Line Text Boxes, Scroll Bars, several new properties, events, and functions: MaxLength, Enabled, Validate, IsDate, and IsNumeric. I'll show you how to select text with VB code.

In this example, we disable the Age Calculator button until
the user enters a valid Date in the DOB field. Also, I've selected
the first several characters of the Multi-Line Textbox with code.

In lesson five we learn a lot more about Command Buttons, including how to create a default button and a cancel button. We'll learn a trick to make ALT-key combinations for our buttons (so a user could press ALT-A, for example, to push a button). We'll also see how to create graphical buttons and change their color.

Next we learn aboutt creating Check Boxes. We'll learn about the BackStyle and BackColor properties, how to read the CheckBox value in our code (vbChecked, vbUnchecked).


Then we'll learn how to change CheckBoxes into Toggle Buttons. We can change their colors, change their captions, put images on them, and do all kinds of neat stuff with them... all at runtime in our VB code.

When the user clicks on this Toggle Button, our VB code
changes the caption and the color at runtime.

Yes, I should have chosen an image that matched the
background color of the button, but this is just an example.


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