Advanced Visual Basic 6 : Power Techniques for Everyday Programs, Book w/CD-ROM (The DevelopMentor Series)
||Author: Matthew J. Curland|
List Price: $39.95
Our Price: Click to see the latest and low price
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Pub Co (13 July, 2000)
Sales Rank: 92,334
Average Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
Keyhole Surgery Approach to Windows and COM Programming
This book even surpasses the possibilities of McKinley's "Hardcore Visual Basic". You almost gain the power of C/C++ type Windows and COM programming.
This book is not easy to read. You do need a C level expertise on Windows' and COM's inner working. Though no ATL or MFC is required.
I did learn a lot of the apparently strange behavior of VB. It is now clearer to me. But should you really apply those grandiose tricks. (For proper clean up purposes you should not hit the stop button anymore.) The answer is the same as for optimization. Don't do it! But if I am really in need? Don't do it! ... After at least ten iterations including solid peer review you might try it. The author makes it pretty easy. The book has a CD with an excellent and well modularized library and lots of example code.
Is this book still relevant after the advent of VS.Net? I think so yes. It is an intellectual joy to read this book. (Why couldn't I read it 1996?) We and many other institutions still write a lot of code in VB 6. Anyhow this probably was my last book on VB 6.
Rating: 5 out of 5
By far the best advanced book I've seen for VB6
I simply can't accept people give below 5 stars for this book - have they read it correctly / reviewed the same book???
It's BY FAR the best I've seen for the advanced user. Everything that you always wanted to do in VB - and it's here! It's an ABSOLUTE must for any serious programmer.
This book is on the same level of every VB programmers bible - Dan Appleman's Guide to the Win32 API - if that gives you an idea of how good it is.
I can't believe I haven't heard about this book before.
Rating: 4 out of 5
The title does not lie, this is a very advanced VB book
The title does not lie, this is a very advanced Visual Basic 6.0 book. When I was studying for the 2 Visual Basic 6.0 certification exams (which I passed with flying colors), this book provided me with advanced features of Visual Basic. Although the book is not really a reference book, the more experienced or advanced developer will find useful solutions in this book. I highly recommend this book for those experienced developers. This book should not be read by developers who are trying to learn Visual Basic because the subjects discussed in this book may confuse them.
· Subclassing & Hooking with Visual Basic
· Visual Basic Object and Component Handbook
· Programming Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0
· Dan Appleman's Visual Basic Programmer's Guide to the Win32 API