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Need a good Visual Basic reference

By jerry~Beans&Bytes ·
I am looking for a comprehensive, well-indexed book on Visual Basic commands. I really prefer paper, but if you have a really useful website, I'll take it.

I am a fairly competent SQL guy, former Visual FoxPro user, currently using M$ Access, and I have come to the point where I need to learn some Visual Basic to make my Access database do what I want it to do, mostly creating pop-up windows that allow my users to input parameters for searches, etc.
I have some limited programming experience, but I am an accountant, not a programmer.

Anybody know any reference materials that might help me?

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by dryflies In reply to Need a good Visual Basic ...

"Teach yourself VB6" ISBN 0-7645-7516-3
Is a good book on VB6. What you are using though, if you are programming in access is VBA. To access your database you will be using ADODB which is Active X Data Objects for DataBases. The initial setup for the connection to the DB is rather convoluted, but access to the records is pretty easy after you get connecting down. be aware thaqt there are several other database connection models that are still usable but have been obsoleted.

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Ya know, it looked good on the web, and there's not much point in waiting for the book to ship. Thanks again for the info.

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by Ed Woychowsky In reply to Need a good Visual Basic ...

This isn?t a simple subject, probably because Microsoft is involved. Unfortunately there are several different ?flavors? of Visual Basic. Which ?flavor? you?re using depends on where you are developing the application. For example, there?s Visual Basic .Net and classic, both of which are stand-alone. But there is also VBScript and VBA. VBScript is usually associated with classic ASP, while VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) is associated with Word, Excel and Access.

While my information may be dated you might be more interested in VBA, if this is the case check out O?Reilly?s VB & VBA in a Nutshell (http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/vbanut/index.html).

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by jerry~Beans&Bytes In reply to

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Wow, this is currently a bit over my head, but it looks like it should really help after I read dryflies' recommendation.
If the index is as good as they tout, it will be the one I keep on my desk for a while.

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by jerry~Beans&Bytes In reply to Need a good Visual Basic ...

Tks, dryflies, will be checking it out today. will release points once i am sure that i can use it

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