About the Book
The bible for Microsoft® Visual Basic data access
The HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO VISUAL BASIC AND SQL SERVER, Sixth Edition, is the definitive guide for developers who want to use Visual Basic to access Microsoft SQL Server. Whether you’re using earlier versions or the new Visual Basic 6.0 and the completely reengineered SQL Server 7.0 (which now runs on Microsoft Windows® 95 and Windows 98), this book will help you decide which of the constantly evolving data access options is best for your situation. To get the most out of this guide, you should have a working knowledge of Visual Basic, know how SQL Server is administered, and understand how to create SQL commands.
Author William Vaughn delivers the same depth and breadth of coverage that have made earlier editions of this book indispensable. Plus, he introduces innovations that may well change the way you think about data access:
• Data access techniques and alternative architectures
• Everything you need to know about the ActiveX® Data Objects (ADO), RDO, ODBC Direct, and DAO/Jet data access interfaces—and even the ODBC API and VBSQL legacy interfaces, now on the companion CD-ROM
• An entire section devoted to ADO, the new object-level interface to OLE DB architecture
• Complete information on designing and building Visual Basic applications and components, including making connections with, writing queries for, and retrieving data from SQL Server
• Visual Database Tools, which let you manage SQL Server data and data-centric applications more easily than ever
• The Data Environment Designer, the Data Object Wizard, and other new data access tools
Encyclopedic in breadth and filled with deep, practical insights, the HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO VISUAL BASIC AND SQL SERVER, Sixth Edition, is packed with industrial-strength information—all in William Vaughn’s unique, reader-friendly style.
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