May is User Control Month! At the
meeting on May 11th, SIG Leader
Tuc Goodwin will demonstrate using many of the controls built
into Visual Basic, with special emphasis on the Calendar control.
June is the Top Ten Month. The
meeting date is June 8th. SIG Leader
Tuc Goodwin will discuss the Top 10 issues for beginning Visual
Basic development. Each of the other areas will follow with their own
Top Ten Lists.
There have been a lot of questions lately about
“What is COM?” So many that July has a theme of COM. The
meeting date is July 13th. A guest speaker
from Microsoft will start the ball rolling by reviewing
where we have been with COM in the Beginning Visual Basic session.
In August we will cover XML Development. August
10th is the big day. The specific presentations haven’t
been determined yet, but stay tune here to find the latest!
The theme for September is Automation.
Come join us September 14th for a full slate on the
subject. Beginning Visual Basic will be an Introduction to Automation.
Advanced Visual Basic will carry the theme forward with demonstrations
on how to automate Microsoft Word to create reports. The Developer
Issues forum will show how to automate Microsoft Access, while the
Access session will show how to automate Microsoft Excel to generate
October is Microsoft SQL Server month! The
meeting date is October 12th. Beginning Visual Basic
will lead with connecting to a SQL Server database from Visual Basic.
November's theme is Error Handling.
We'll meet November 9th. The specific topics will be
promoted as the date gets closer.
You will want to attend the December
meeting. That’s Tips and Tricks. Plan to attend on December
14th, to see our presenters show off their best developer
tips and tricks!!
Don't forget -- January, 2003 is
Free-for-All month, with each SIG Leader picking his own SIG's
Starting in February, 2003, we'll be back to
our theme approach. As soon as we have that list, we'll make it
available here and elsewhere.
Files from past
meetings can be found at
2002 – User Interface Theme month – SIG Leader
Tuc Goodwin gave a
presentation about building elementary Visual Basic applications using
features of the Form objects. Tuc also led a discussion about
interacting with forms in general.
2002 – Common Dialogs was our theme – special guest speaker
Stephen Johnson, the Advanced Visual Basic SIG
leader, graciously presented information about the common dialog
2002 – SIG Leader
Tuc Goodwin discussed
Error Handling. Discussions of different situations included the
following: Enabling Error Handlers, Using Inline Error Handling,
Centralized Error Handling, and Disabling Error Handlers.
2002 – SIG Leader
Tuc Goodwin started the
year off by demonstrating some of the features of the Visual Basic
In December, 2001: SIG Leader
Tuc Goodwin will finish the tutorial on Writing Visual
Basic Code, begun at the November meeting. He will cover
procedures, subs, functions, arguments, parameters, and code within the
December was File I/O Month! Tuc started
things off showing the differences between reading and writing
sequential text files using the Visual Basic internal commands
versus the File System Object.
In November 2001: New SIG Leader
Thomas "Tuc" Goodwin began a series of tutorials with
Using Visual Basic Data Types covering Variables and Constants,
different types of data, and scope. He followed up
with the first part of a tutorial on Writing Visual Basic Code, covering procedures,
subs, functions, arguments, and parameters.
Why is Beginning VB just a page in the Access site?