In visual programming many terms and concepts mentioned “something” that make up the application. These terms have the same meaning in other visual programming environment, such as objects, properties, and events. Event-driven programming has been there before GUI (Graphical User Interface) is created and implemented in several ways. With the introduction of the mouse event driven programming preferred by users and designers of the program. Before there is an event driven programming, top-down programming used to create the code that handles a lot of processing. Further, the application that was designed with this technique is easy to repair, in addition to the code be flexible.
However, the application made by this method typically have complex menus belonging closely to the existing processes in the program. Event driven programming is not trying to replace the procedural programming, but complete with a framework that can differentiate between the user interface and specific processes within the application. Ms. Visual Basic and other event-driven application provides a framework so that it will be more concentrated on the issue of the application. Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 is a programming language that works within the scope of the MS-Windows. Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 can utilize almost the whole ease and sophistication that is owned by the windows operating system, the general ability of Visual Basic 6.0 is to provide components that allow it to create application programs that match the look and workings of the windows.
1. Start Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 program
To start the program Micrososft Visusal Basic 6.0 can be done by:
a. Click the Start button on the taskbar, then select the program from the main menu.
b. Select Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0
2. Interface Standard On the Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0
According to Andi (2002) screen Microsoft Visual Basic is a great environment that consists of several small parts which all have properties can be removable to any position you want, can be changed in size as you resize the window Windows, can attach with other parts adjacent.
a. Control Menu
Control menu is the menu that are used primarily to manipulate windows microsoft visual basic. From the menu we can resize, move, or close windows microsoft visual basic or the windows other windows. Control menu consists of Restore, Move, Size, Minimize, Maximize, and Close.
b. Menu Bar
Microsoft visual basic menu consists of all the microsoft visual basic commands that can be selected to perform a particular task. The contents of this menu is similar to most windows programs in general.
Toolbar are buttons that represent a certain command of Microsoft Visual Basic that is used to access commands quickly. Each button can be directly clicked to perform certain commands. Normally these buttons are commands that are often used and there is also a Microsoft Visual Basic menu.
d. Form Window
Form window or window window is the main work area, where we can create application programs visual basic. On this form we design text, images, command buttons, scrollbars, and so on. This form windows at first seem small, but its size can be changed according to the needs of applications that we make.
Toolbox is a tool box that contains all of the object or control required to make an application program.
f. Properties window
Properties window is a window that contains all the information about the object contained in Microsoft Visual Basic applications. The property is the nature of an object, such as the name, color, size, position, and so on.
g. Form Layout Window
Form layout window is a window that describes the position of the form shown on the monitor screen. The position of the form in the form layout window this is an indication of where the application is made will be displayed.
h. Windows Code
The window code is one of the important window in Microsoft Visual Basic. This window contains program codes that are instructions for visual basic applications are made. Each object in Visual Basic can be added to the program code to perform certain tasks such as closing the application, canceling orders, and so on.
3. Ending the program Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0
To end the Microsoft Visual Basic can be done in the following way:
a. By clicking the icon X (close) in the top right corner of the program.
b. Exit options by clicking on the file menu.
c. By clicking on the Visual Basic program pictorial symbols on the top left corner, and then click the close option.