Source Code Library for Microsoft Visual Basic™ Demonstrated at VBITS New York

June 22, 1998
New York, NY

FMS, Inc. publicly demonstrated Total VB SourceBook for the first time here at the VBITS conference. Total VB SourceBook is the most extensive source code library for Visual Basic with over 1600 procedures that Visual Basic programmers can add directly into their applications. A wide range of procedures, classes, and modules are included to cover all aspects of Visual Basic development.

Extensive Source Code Library

Total VB SourceBook includes over 58,000 lines of code in over 100 classes and modules. The code is organized into 27+ categories including:

  • Databases:
    • Data Access Objects (DAO)/Jet Engine
    • Remote Data Objects (RDO)
    • ODBC, Client/Server
  • Forms and Controls
  • Error Handling
  • File and Disk Operations
  • Fonts and Graphics
  • Printing
  • Math
  • Internet and Web
  • Menus
  • Abstract Data Types
  • Data Type and Unit Conversion
  • Application Techniques
  • Clipboard Operations
  • Date and Time
  • Encryption and Compression
  • Interoperability
  • Multimedia
  • INI and Registry Settings
  • Searching and Sorting
  • String Handling
  • System Information
  • Windows Common Dialogs
  • Windows Help
  • Year 2000 Routines

All code is extensively tested with comments, error handling where appropriate, syntax definitions, and usage examples. Users can modify the code, or just learn new techniques from it. By eliminating the need to rewrite common routines from scratch, developers can focus on other tasks and become more productive than ever.

Code Explorer

The source code in Total VB SourceBook is organized in our exclusive Code Explorer integrated directly into the Visual Basic code editor. The code is organized into categories (folders) with a Windows Explorer-like interface. Users can quickly browse or use the powerful query tool to locate the code they want. With a simple click of a button, the selected code is integrated into the developer's Visual Basic project.

Code Repository

Developers often have difficulty finding the code they've written before. Total VB SourceBook includes a powerful code repository feature to allow developers to centralize and integrate their own code into it. With additional licenses, the code can even be shared and edited among multiple developers.


"We've built a strong reputation for building top-quality, innovative developer tools for Microsoft Access, and are very pleased to introduce our first product for Visual Basic," said Luke Chung, President of FMS. "Total VB SourceBook is designed specifically for Visual Basic developers and will significantly enhance their productivity. With tight development schedules and the time to write, test, debug, and document code, Total VB SourceBook will pay for itself if developers only use a handful of its 1500+ procedures."

User Comments

Early users of Total VB SourceBook are raving about it:

"Total VB SourceBook is my constant companion as I work on Visual Basic projects. I've never seen a product that addresses the exact needs of a Visual Basic developer as perfectly as Total VB Sourcebook. It's truly a must-have for the up-to-date developer!" said Michael Groh, Technical Editor - Access/Office/VB Advisor Magazine.

"Total VB SourceBook is the best tool of its type that I've seen. It is very extensible and comes with a wealth of very solid, well thought out code. I highly recommend it!" said Joe LeVasseur, Microsoft Developer MVP for Visual Basic.

"I was very pleased with Total VB SourceBook. As a new VB developer, this product helped me climb the learning curve significantly faster. Seeing how other professionals approached the problem was like getting a personal tutorial!" said Steve Boyd, HelpFactory, Inc.

Pricing and Availability

Total VB SourceBook is available in two versions at special introductory prices: a single license (one developer) version for $299 and a 5 License Pack for $999. Each license entitles a developer to unlimited, royalty-free distribution of the source code in Total VB SourceBook when integrated into their application.

Total VB SourceBook is available directly from FMS and most corporate resellers. All FMS products come with a thirty-day money back guarantee. For more information, please visit our VB SourceBook page.


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"The code is exactly how I would like to write code and the algorithms used are very efficient and well-documented."

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