|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
This course follows VB106.
We'll spend a good deal of this class learning about the Common
Controls Components. First we'll learn how to install them.
Next we'll learn about the status bar control
which allows us to place a statusbar at the bottom of our forms.
Next we'll learn about the Progress Bar and
AVI Animation controls, both of which can be used to show the
user something to look at when your program is "processing stuff."
In our example, the progress bar (purple)
will slide across
and fill up as a process is running. The two folders will show
an animated piece of paper flying between them.
Next we'll learn about the UpDown control.
Unlike a scrollbar control, this control can be bound to a
textbox so you don't even need any code to change the value.
Next we'll learn about the Slider control
which you can use by clicking and dragging to change values.
The next controls we'll learn have to deal with
changing dates. First we'll learn about the DateTime Picker. This
control lets you select a date or time value by displaying a neat little
The MonthView control is similar, but it's
always open on your screen, plus it allows you to select a range of
dates. I'll show you how to use it, and return a start and
Next we'll learn about the TapStrip control
and why you should never use it. It's junk. It doesn't work. Instead,
I'll teach you about the Microsoft Tabbed Dialog Control. This
control is great, and it really gives you excellent tabs to work with.
Next we're going to build our very own Word
Processor using the Rich Text Control. We'll see how the Rich
Text Control works. We'll make our own buttons to Save and
Load our document.
We'll make our own buttons to Bold,
Underline, and Indent our text. We'll also learn how to change the
font and color of our text - all with VB code.
Full-featured word processing program built