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Programming Microsoft® Visual Basic® 6.0 by Francesco Balena

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The DataReport Designer

Visual Basic 6 is the first version that includes a report writer completely integrated in the IDE. Compared to the more popular Crystal Report, you'll probably find—especially for simpler reports—the new report designer easier to use. But it still lacks several features and can't reasonably replace Crystal Report or other third-party report writers for heavy-duty tasks. By the way, Crystal Report is still included in the package, even though you have to install it manually.

Before using the DataReport designer, you must make it accessible from the IDE, which you do by issuing the Components command from the Project menu, switching to the Designer tab, and ticking the Data Report check box. Alternatively, you can create ...

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