Chapter 22. Object Basics

Considering that Visual Basic isn't a true object-oriented language (because of its lack of inheritance features), Visual Basic sure uses a lot of objects! Everything seems to be an object in Visual Basic, including forms, windows, toolbox tools, and ActiveX controls.

This lesson discusses several of the more advanced programming topics that surround objects. By the time you finish this lesson, you will better understand how objects fit into the Visual Basic environment.

The highlights of this hour include

  • How to access the system objects

  • What distinguishes a class from an object

  • When to shortcut code with With...End blocks

  • How to create your own collections

  • Why OLE automation gives your application tremendous power

  • How to make ...

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