Visual Basic 6.0 Devlopers
A Hands-On Experience
Interested in leveraging your existing development skills to become more versatile and productive? Attend our new Visual Basic 2005 Labcast Series. Experience for yourself how to turn Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 into a mighty weapon against your development challenges.
The Visual Basic 2005 Labcasts make it easy for you to evaluate Visual Basic 2005 in a convenient and virtual environment. Get in-depth training and one-on-one real-time assistance from Visual Basic experts. Select from six informative labcasts and find out how to develop creative and modern breakthrough applications by combining the power of Visual Basic 6.0 with Visual Basic 2005.
Learn how to
- Modernize and simplify installation of Visual Basic 6.0 applications
- Add new data-bound forms to Visual Basic 6.0 applications
- Introduce simple background threading to Visual Basic 6.0 applications
- View and edit SQL Server™ data
- Create data-centric Web applications with your Visual Basic desktop development skill
- Keep Microsoft Word documents in sync with your database
For a limited time, when you attend two Visual Basic 2005 Labcasts and submit the evaluation form for each session, you will be eligible for a complimentary* copy of Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition.
Real-time Webcast demos plus
hands-on experience of Virtual Labs
A brand new online learning experience to help you advance your Visual Basic 2005 development skills in a convenient and error-proof environment. The Visual Basic 2005 Labcast Series provides:
- Personalized training: Watch live demos from our Visual Basic experts and practice at your own pace.
- Live assistance: Chat online with Visual Basic experts, and get real-time, one-on-one assistance.
- Convenient environment: Learn Visual Basic 2005 at your desk, with no software to download or install.
For a limited time, attend two Visual Basic 2005 Labcasts and submit the evaluation form for each session, you will be eligible for a complimentary* copy of Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition (estimated retail price of $299.00).
INDRODUCING VISUAL BASIC 2005 LABCAST SERIES
Select the Labcasts that will enhance your development skills.
Join this webcast to learn how to use the Microsoft Interop Forms Toolkit to keep your existing Microsoft Visual Basic 6 application and develop on top of it using Microsoft Visual Basic .NET. In this hands-on session, we show you how the toolkit integrates with the Microsoft Visual Studio development system. After you develop a new form in Visual Basic.NET, a single click converts it into a dynamic-link library (.dll) file that the Visual Basic 6 application can display. See how the toolkit allows you continual use of the existing application, while supporting phased upgrades. In this webcast, we provide a virtual lab environment where you can perform the tasks yourself with step-by-step guidance, giving you experience-based knowledge of the Interop Forms Toolkit.
Want to create applications that require performance beyond the typical single threaded apartments? In this webcast, we show you how to write a program that monitors a directory and efficiently processes any files that are dropped into this folder. Learn how to use a BackgroundWorker component so that processing takes place asynchronously in a background thread, preventing lockups and unresponsiveness in the program. We also demonstrate how to pass information to the background thread from an existing Visual Basic 6 application and describe how to return the background thread result to the Visual Basic 6 application. In this webcast, we provide a virtual lab environment where you can perform the tasks yourself with step-by-step guidance, giving you experience-based knowledge of the Microsoft .NET Framework.
Join this hands-on lab to learn how to use ClickOnce, a Web-based deployment technology, while taking advantage of existing Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 applications. We begin by creating a basic Visual Basic 6.0 application. Next, we create a ClickOnce deployment project and configure Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) permissions to host and deploy the ClickOnce applications. We conclude this session by updating the original Visual Basic 6.0 application and testing our newly deployed ClickOnce solution.
In this hands-on lab, we focus on bringing Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 developers up to speed on building Web applications with Microsoft ASP.NET version 2.0. We use the Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Web Application Projects add-in to create a simple Web application. We set up the page layout, manage state, add a database connection to our Web site, implement master pages, and set up some basic authentication and authorization to provide minor security.
Join this hands-on lab to learn how to take advantage of data in a more traditional data store using a Microsoft Office Word document. We create a Word document that uses bookmarks as locations for inserting text retrieved from the Microsoft SQL Server Northwind sample database. We use ADO.NET to connect and retrieve the data, and then we insert the data in the Word document at the specified bookmark.