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Programming Microsoft® Visual Basic® 6.0 by Francesco Balena

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The Dataenvironment Designer

The DataEnvironment designer is one of the most intriguing new features of Visual Basic 6. In short, it's a design-time representation of the ADO objects that you would otherwise create at run time. This capability is very exciting because it brings the same programming paradigm to database development that Visual Basic itself introduced several years ago and that made Windows programming so easy and immediate.

When you use a form designer, you're actually defining at design time the forms and controls Visual Basic will create at run time. You make your choices in a visual manner, without worrying about what Visual Basic actually does when the program runs. Similarly, you can use the DataEnvironment designer to define ...

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