The Ultimate Source Code Library for Microsoft Visual Basic™ 6

November 2, 1998
Vienna, VA

FMS, Inc. is pleased to announce the newest version of its popular Total VB SourceBook product, is now shipping. Total VB SourceBook is the most extensive source code library for Visual Basic with over 60,000 lines of code 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. Version 6 adds full support for the new Microsoft Visual Basic 6, while maintaining compatibility with Visual Basic 5.

Extensive Source Code Library

Total VB SourceBook includes over 60,000 lines of code in over 110 classes and modules. The code is organized into 27 categories including:

  • Databases:
    • ActiveX Data Objects (ADO)
    • Data Access Objects (DAO)/Jet Engine
    • Remote Data Objects (RDO)
    • ODBC, Client/Server
  • Forms and Controls
  • Error Handling
  • File and Disk Operations
  • Fonts, Graphics, and Printing
  • Math
  • Internet and Web
  • Menus
  • Abstract Data Types
  • Application Techniques
  • Clipboard Operations
  • Data Type and Unit Conversion
  • 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

Version 6 adds new code for ADO, screen resolution control, Windows reboot and restart, and working with the Visual Basic 6 Dictionary object. All code is extensively tested with both version 5 and 6 of Visual Basic and includes extensive comments, error handling where appropriate, syntax definitions, and usage examples. Users can modify the code, or 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. New features in Version 6 include improved load time, more flexible naming rules, and the ability to save existing code into a new category.

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. Version 6 Repository enhancements include the ability to import code from files or objects in the Visual Basic project, and improved flexibility in managing multiple code databases.

User Comments

Total VB SourceBook is the only general purpose professional code library for Visual Basic. Here are some user comments:

"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.

Asbjoern Aamot, another Microsoft MVP adds, "Why reinvent the wheel? Here is what you need, both for newbies and professionals! Don't program without it!"

Tom Howe of Control Center Computing, Inc. simply says, "If you can only have one product to help you use Visual Basic better, get Total VB SourceBook. I love it and use it all the time!"


"In May 1998, we introduced Total VB SourceBook version 5.0, our first Visual Basic product," said Luke Chung, President of FMS. "We received rave reviews from the Visual Basic community for our professional code library. Version 6.0 builds on that success by providing Visual Basic developers even more productivity gains with our broad range of powerful and well-tested code. With tight development schedules and limited time to write, test, debug, and document code, Total VB SourceBook pays for itself if developers use a handful of its 110+ classes and modules."

Pricing and Availability

Total VB SourceBook is available in two versions: a single license (one developer) version for $399 and a 5 License Pack for $1299. 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 now. Version 5 customers can upgrade for only $199. Total VB SourceBook is be available directly from FMS and most corporate resellers. All FMS products come with a thirty-day money back guarantee.

About FMS, Inc.

Founded in 1987, FMS is a privately held software consulting firm specializing in custom database development and add-in products for Microsoft Access and Visual Basic. FMS is the world's leading developer of Microsoft Access add-ins with the award winning line of ten Total Access programs. Recently, FMS introduced two Visual Basic programs under the Total VB name. FMS developers have published articles in major Access and Visual Basic publications, written portions of Microsoft product documentation, are the authors of the Microsoft Jet Database Engine Programmer's Guide (Microsoft Press), and speakers at Microsoft and other conferences across the US and Europe.

Total Access SourceBook and Total VB SourceBook are registered trademarks of FMS, Inc.

Microsoft, ActiveX, MSDN, Visual Basic, Visual C++, Visual FoxPro, Visual InterDev, Visual J++, Visual Studio, and Windows NT are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.


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