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Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic® 6 in 24 Hours by Sanjaya Hettihewa, Greg Perry

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Chapter 15. Visual Basic Database Basics

Rarely do Visual Basic programmers use the file-related controls you see on the toolbox, such as the File List Box control. More often, programmers use the File Open and File Save dialog boxes that you can produce from the Common Dialog Box control (refer to Hour 12, "Dialog Box Basics" ). The dialog box gives users the capability to select files and link to other networked computers and files.

You must make additional file-related decisions besides which controls to use to select files. In addition to the controls you display for the user, you must decide if you want to write file-access routines yourself or use database controls that come with Visual Basic. The file routines are tedious, old-fashioned, ...

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