Total Visual SourceBook 2000 Released

New features, New Name for Award-winning Source Code Library

May 22, 2000
Vienna, VA

FMS, Inc. is pleased to ship Total Visual SourceBook 2000, the next generation of its best-selling Microsoft Visual Basic source code library and code repository. Total Visual SourceBook 2000 combines our award-winning products Total VB SourceBook and Total Access SourceBook into one comprehensive source code library for Visual Basic, Access/Office 2000, and VBA.

Total Visual SourceBook 2000 is the most extensive professional source code library for VB/VBA developers with over 150 classes and modules and more than 85,000 lines of code and 2,300 procedures – all royalty-free and ready to use. This version includes all-new code for ADO, XML, Jet 4.0, “How-to” code, and code for Access 2000, Outlook 2000, and all Office 2000 programs. Consistently written and documented by FMS’ staff of Microsoft MVPs, much of the code contained in Total Visual SourceBook 2000 can be found nowhere else.

Total Visual SourceBook 2000 users will appreciate the fact that they have full control over the source code. They can use the code, modify it, enhance it, learn from it, and can even add their own code so all their important code is in one convenient place.

Total Visual SourceBook 2000 contains a powerful Code Explorer, which integrates directly into the user’s code editor and is available from the Add-ins menu. Users can work with it while in Visual Basic or any Office/VBA program. Total Visual SourceBook 2000 also runs as a standalone program.

Feature Summary

Total Visual SourceBook 2000 includes the following features:

  • Over 150 classes and modules.
  • Over 25,000 lines of new code including Outlook, ADO, SQL Server, XML, and Office 2000.
  • More than 2,300 procedures.
  • Powerful Code Explorer – Lets users store, organize and easily find source code.
  • Source Code Exchange – Users can package any code along with notes, examples, and other information into compact files for distribution via email, the web, or file transfer.
  • Royalty-free distribution rights.
  • Extensive Source Code Library.

Total Visual SourceBook 2000 includes over 85,000 lines of code in over 150 classes and modules. The code is organized into over 40 categories including:

  • Abstract Data Types
  • Application Techniques
  • ActiveX Controls
  • Clipboard Operations
  • Data Type and Unit Conversion
  • Databases:
    • ActiveX Data Objects (ADO)
    • Data Access Objects (DAO)/Jet Engine
    • Remote Data Objects (RDO)
    • ODBC, Client/Server
  • Date and Time
  • Encryption and Compression
  • Error Handling
  • Excel
  • File and Disk Operations
  • Fonts, Graphics, and Printing
    • Forms and Controls
    • INI and Registry Settings
    • Internet and Web
    • Math
    • Menus
    • Office
    • Outlook
    • Multimedia
    • Searching and Sorting
    • String Handling
    • System Information
    • Windows Common Dialogs
    • Windows Help
    • Word
    • XML

Enterprise Ready

Total Visual SourceBook 2000 is multi-user ready, which means that an organization’s entire development team can share a central code library and benefit from code that is already written and tested. Developers can even “lock” their code so others can’t modify it. The results? Developers aren’t writing code that already exists, and new developers are brought up-to-speed faster without having to hassle others on the team!

Rave Reviews for Total Visual SourceBook 2000

“SourceBook is a well-designed code repository filled with solid VB code that you'll definitely reuse in your other projects,” says Rama Ramachandran in the Visual Basic Programmer’s Journal 1999 Buyer’s Guide issue. “What makes SourceBook valuable is not only the quality of the code, but the ability to add your own code routines, share them with your coworkers, and annotate existing code routines with your comments.”

Awarding SourceBook four and a half out of five stars, the online industry publication WinPlanet declares, “Smart, innovative and easy-to-use - this product is full of real-world solutions that you can't find anywhere invaluable addition to anyone's development toolkit. A must-have!”

“With full support for VB/Office/VBA, Total Visual SourceBook 2000 is our most exciting version to date,” says Luke Chung, president of FMS. “Like its award-winning predecessor, Total VB SourceBook, Total Visual SourceBook 2000 will pay for itself even if developers use only a handful of its 2,300+ procedures. It’s proven to be an invaluable tool for developers of all levels.”

Licensing and Pricing

Total Visual SourceBook 2000 is licensed on a per developer basis. A single license is available for $399, and a 5-license package is available for $1,299. Existing Total VB SourceBook customers can upgrade to Total Visual SourceBook 2000 for $249. Site licenses are available by contacting FMS, Inc. Total Visual SourceBook can be purchased directly from FMS, through most corporate resellers, and international distributors. All FMS products offer a 30-day money back guarantee.

About FMS

Celebrating its 14th year in business, FMS, Inc. is a privately held software development firm and the world’s leading developer of Microsoft Access and Visual Basic related products. FMS currently has 14 products in its award-winning Total Access and Total VB family of products. Serving 90 of the Fortune 100 firms, FMS products are used by tens of thousands of customers in over 100 countries. Experts in the Microsoft Access and Visual Basic communities, FMS developers have written articles and books, and frequently speak at conferences and user group meetings throughout the United States and Europe including major Microsoft sponsored events such as TechEd, Advisor DevCon, and Microsoft Office and VBA Solutions conferences.

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