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    Advice from VB People

    I am taking VB 6 this semester and because I got A's in all my OO C++ classes I have the option to study VB independently. This means I will not have to attend class, complete lab assignments or take examinations. This sounds pretty good to me BUT I will have to earn my grade in the course by:

    • Developing a significant Visual Basic application
    • Review the progress of the project five times during the semester with the Professor


    My Professor must approve the scope of the project (I have to write a specification of what I am going to do) by next Monday.

    I don't really know anything about VB and I am wondering if anyone with more experience could suggest some potential projects for me. I just really don't know what VB is capable of and could use some ideas to get started. Thanks gang.

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    Despite what everyone says, you can make some good stuff with VB. I'd recommend a text editor, they're general, either easy or hard depending on how far you want to go, and you can always use another one.

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    That does sound like a good idea but I forgot to mention that he requires that my project involves a database. Thanks again.

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    ADO

    Ok, then use a database with ADO objects. You can add ADO objects if you go to the Project Menu, select References... and then go down through the list and look for Microsoft ActiveX Data Object 2.1 Library (change version number to most recent or which ever version you have). The main objects are, the Connection object, the Command Object (not used much or basic stuff) and the Recordset object.
    Suggestions for a database... umm... student tracking system? Keep the details of students for a collage. You'll definatly be able to find reference material for that at collage
    DiskJunky

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    Some sort of student thingy was one of the first things Mr. Gates and Mr. Allen made (they made it for their school).

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