Distributed COM Application Development Using Visual Basic 6

Distributed COM Application Development Using Visual Basic 6

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With Microsoft's Visual Basic 6 release, VB has come of age as an enterprise component development platform. If you're an experienced VB programmer, this book is all you need to leverage VB's new capabilities in business-critical multi-tier and Web application development. Leading consultant Jim Maloney covers all you need to know about VB objects, COM, DCOM, networking, MTS, deployment, troubleshooting, and beyond. First, understand multi-tier application architectures from the VB programmer's point of view. Next, learn how to build VB6 enterprise applications utilizing COM objects, ADO, class objects, and ActiveX controls. Leverage Automation in other applications, and add Automation interfaces to your own applications. Make the most of Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS). Embed Internet transfer and Web browser capabilities in your applications; use ActiveX documents for easy, fast intranet development; and learn distributed application debugging and maintenance techniques that really work.show more

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  • Paperback | 720 pages
  • 178 x 235 x 34mm | 1,060.99g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0130213438
  • 9780130213433

Table of contents

Preface. 1. Deploying a Multi-Tiered Client/Server Application. Application Architectures. Deploying the Sample N-Tier Applications. 2. Using Objects in a Visual Basic Application. About Objects. Objects and Visual Basic. Object Models. Stateful Objects and Transactions. 3. Implementing Win32 User Interface Clients. Using the Mom-n-Pop Video Store Object Model. Saving Application Settings in the Registry. Displaying a Splash Screen. Using Drag and Drop in an Application. Clipboard Interoperability. The ListView Control. The TreeView Control. The TabStrip Control. Toolbars and Status Bars. Status Bars. About Input Validation in the Presentation Layer. 4. Using the WinSock Control. The TCP/IP Protocol. Using the WinSock Control. Creating a Server Application. Creating a Client Application. Using the UDP Protocol. TCP Servers that Handle Multiple Clients. 5. Database Access with ADO. ADO and OLE DB. The ADO Object Model. The ADO Connection Object. ADO Command Objects. Updating Records in a Recordset. Mom-n-Pop Video Store Case Studies. Using ADO Data Sources. Data Environments. Adding Reporting Capability.show more

About Jim Maloney

Jim Maloney is President of Jim Maloney & Company, Inc., in St. Petersburg, FL, a company specializing in Microsoft Developer Training, Courseware Development/Licensing, and Software Development in Microsoft Visual C++/MFC/ATL, Microsoft Visual Basic, and Microsoft Visual J++/Java.show more

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