MicrosoftIntroducesVisualBasic6。

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REDMOND,Wash。

June15,1998MicrosoftCorp。

todayannouncedversion6。

0oftheMicrosoftVisualBasicdevelopmentsystem,theworldsmostpopularrapidapplicationdevelopment(RAD)toolandmemberoftheMicrosoftVisualStudio

#153;

6。

0developmenttoolssuite。

NewdataaccessfeaturesinVisualBasic6。

0providegraphical,integrateddataaccesstoanyODBCorOLEDBdatasource,andadditionaldatabasedesigntoolsforOracleandMicrosoftSQLServerbaseddatabases。

NewWebdevelopmentfeaturesbringtheeasy-to-use,component-basedprogrammingmodelofVisualBasictothecreationofHTML-andDynamicHTML-basedapplications。

Thesenewfeatures,combinedwithperformanceoptimizations,simplifiedapplicationdeploymentanddebugging,andsupportforMicrosoftservertechnologies,makeVisualBasic6。

0anidealchoiceforbuildingscalableenterpriseapplications。

VisualBasicsetsthestandardforrapidapplicationdevelopmentbyenablingdeveloperstocreatehigh-performancebusinesssolutionsquickly,

saidPaulGross,vicepresidentofdevelopertoolsatMicrosoft。

ThenewdataaccessandWebdevelopmentfeaturesinVisualBasic6。

0extenditsawesomeproductivitytoanewbreedofdistributedapplications。

IntegratedAccesstoCorporateData

Today,95percentofdevelopersusingVisualBasicbuildsolutionsthataccessdata。

Withversion6。

0,forthefirsttimedevelopersusingVisualBasichaveatoolthatprovidesintegrateddataaccesstoanycorporatedata。

ThenewlyintegratedVisualDatabaseToolsandnewDataEnvironmentDesignerinVisualBasicenablethevisualdesignofOracleandMicrosoftSQLServer-baseddatabases,thecreationofdataaccessqueries,andthesharingofdata-awarecomponents。

ThroughenhancedsupportforActiveXDataObjects(ADO),VisualBasic6。

0makesiteasyfordeveloperstoaccessdatafromalmostanystore,includingmessagingserversandproprietarydatabases。

ADOsupportalsoenablesthecreationofapplicationsthatrelyonserverdatabasesandsupportmobileandremoteusers。

ThenewdataenhancementsinVisualBasic6。

0areunparalleledintheindustry,andtheintegratedsupportforADOgivesthedevelopersusingVisualBasicaccesstoanyinformationsource,

saidJosephC。

Fung,directoroftechnology,PCSI

OurconsultantsarefindingVisualBasic6。

0verypowerfulandproductiveforbuildingthelarge-scaleclient/serversystemsthatourcustomersrequire。

IntroducingtheWebClassDesignerandDynamicHTMLPageDesigner

ThroughsupportforActiveXControlsandMicrosoftComponentObjectModel(COM)componentcreation,VisualBasicisoneofthemostpopulartoolsforbuildingWebcomponents。

Version6。

0extendssupportinVisualBasicforRADWebdevelopmenttothecreationofbrowser-independentWebapplicationsandDynamicHTMLpages。

ThenewWebClassDesignersimplifiesthecreationofWebapplicationsbyprovidinganeasy-to-useobjectmodelfortheWebserver。

TheDynamicHTMLPageDesignerenablesthecreationofMicrosoftInternetExplorer4。

0-basedapplicationsthatcombinetherichnessofDynamicHTMLwiththeperformanceandproductivityofVisualBasic。

VisualBasic6。

0isanexcitingnewproduct。

ThenewWebfeaturesgivedevelopersthepowerofthecode-behind-eventsmetaphorinVisualBasic,completewithallthetraditionalIDEfeaturesthatmadeVisualBasicasuccess,

saidWilliamStorage,founder,NerveNetInc。

aWebdesignanddevelopmentcompany。

ThesefeaturesrepresentadramaticleapforwardintheongoingevolutionofWebprogrammingtechnology。

EnterpriseApplicationDevelopment

Majorenterprises,includingthestateofWashington,GMACCommercialMortgageCorp。

andBankersTrustNewYorkCorp。

havebuiltenterprise-levelapplicationswithVisualBasic。

Version6。