After completing this chapter, you will be able to:
Organize information in fixed-size and dynamic arrays.
Preserve array data when you redimension arrays.
Use arrays in your code to manage large amounts of data.
Use the Sort and Reverse methods in the Array class to reorder arrays.
Use the ProgressBar control in your programs to show how long a task is taking.
Managing information in a Microsoft Visual Basic application is an important task, and as your programs become more substantial, you'll need additional tools to store and process data. A quick-and-dirty approach to data management in programs is to store and retrieve information in auxiliary text files, as you'll see in Chapter 13. However, ...