Total Visual SourceBook ManualUser Manual for Total Visual SourceBook

Total Visual SourceBook is the most extensive professional source code library for Microsoft Access, Office, VBA, and Visual Basic 6.0. Written by our staff of Microsoft MVP's, authors, and experienced developers, much of this code can't be found anywhere else.

At FMS, we believe documentation is critical to your ability to maximize the value of our software products. The user manual is 101 pages and fully indexed to make it easy to learn about Total Visual SourceBook, how to use it, avoiding conflicts with your code, finding code with the search tool, adding new items and troubleshooting.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

  • About Total Visual SourceBook
  • Product Highlights
  • Enhancements in This Version
  • Enhancements in Previous Version
  • Visit Our Web Site

Chapter 2: Installation and Startup

  • System Requirements
  • Installation Overview
  • Upgrading from a Previous Version
  • Installing Total Visual SourceBook
  • Supporting Multiple Developers
  • Uninstalling Total Visual SourceBook

Chapter 3: Code Style, Conventions, and Usage

  • Coding Overview
  • Consistency
  • Dependencies
  • Avoiding Conflicts with Your Code
  • Naming Conventions
  • Error Handling
  • Structured Programming Style and Formatting
  • Other Issues
  • Example Code

Chapter 4: Code Explorer

  • Running the Code Explorer
  • Using the Code Explorer
  • Toolbar Icons
  • Code Explorer Windows
  • Getting Code into Your Project
  • Finding Code with the Search Tool
  • Using the Search Results
  • Creating and Using Bookmarks

Chapter 5: Administrative Tools and Options

  • Setting Options
  • Code Databases Tab
  • Error Handling Tab
  • Export Tab
  • Settings Tab
  • Syntax Highlighting Tab
  • Administrative Features

Chapter 6: Code Repository

  • Code Repository Overview
  • Importance of Backups
  • Multi-User Issues
  • System-Maintained Information
  • Adding New Items
  • Importing Code
  • Saving Classes, Modules, and Procedures
  • Editing Items
  • Deleting Code

Chapter 7: Source Code Exchange

  • About Source Code Exchange
  • Creating an SCE Package
  • Importing an SCE Package
  • Importing Data from another Code Library

Chapter 8: Product Support

  • Troubleshooting
  • Web Site Support
  • Technical Support Options
  • Contacting Technical Support


Total Visual SourceBook CD and Printed Manual

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