Screenshots and Overview of Total Visual SourceBook
These screenshots illustrate how easy it is to use Total Visual
SourceBook to locate and insert the code you want into your projects. It
also demonstrates the many options to customize Total Visual SourceBook and
its code for your specific needs.
In fact, Total Visual SourceBook is so
intuitive to use, that this is all you need to
read to be up and running with it.
Runs from the VBA/VB6 Module Editor
Total Visual SourceBook runs directly from
your VBA/VB6 IDE (module editor) to work inside your project. Launch it from
the Add-ins Menu when you want it:
The Total Visual SourceBook Code Explorer opens in a window with all the
source code ready for you to insert into your project.
Our exclusive Code Explorer makes it easy to see and find the
code you need. On the left, the code is organized in a hierarchical
tree by major topic, category, class/module, and
procedure/property/method. The tabbed pane on the right shows the
code, notes (syntax definitions), examples, and additional details.
A variety of menu items and right click options make it easy to
search for code and insert it directly into your project. You can
even add your own code to the Code Explorer and share it with your
Code Explorer of Total Visual SourceBook (larger image)
It's very simple and intuitive to
use. Simply find the code you want, right click, and export it.
You can insert a module or class as new objects into
your project, or select individual procedures to
insert into an existing module.
Searching for Code and Bookmarks
You can use the Treeview to click through the
categories and find the code you want. With over
125,000 lines of code, there's a lot to look
through. Fortunately, the Code Explorer has a
powerful search capability to help you find the
code you want. Search on a word or phrase across
all or a portion of the code repository.
When the results list is generated, you can
click on any item and jump immediately to the
Copy or Export the Source Code into Your Project
Simply select the module, class or procedure you want to insert into your
project, right click on the Treeview, and choose Copy to put in on your
clipboard, or Export for more options:
The Export feature manages code dependencies and
different destinations to send the code. If you
choose a procedure, export automatically
includes any dependencies for the procedure (the
declarations section or other procedures) so the
code will work. If there are DLL dependencies,
it lists those too:
The Code tab shows the source code of the currently selected module, class,
or procedure. The code is displayed with syntax coloring to make it easy to
read. You can review the code, see the comments including definitions of
every procedure, parameter, return values, etc.
The Notes tab provides a detailed description of
the module or class.
Every module and class has examples that can be inserted in your project
so you can step through the code and see how it
actually works. Easily run and see how our code works, learn from it, or
The Details tab lists the dependencies of the
currently selected module, class, or procedure:
Add New Bookmark
For your favorite code, you can place bookmarks so
you can easily locate them in the future from the Bookmark pane at the bottom of
the Code Explorer.
Add Your Code to the Code Repository
Easily add your own code to the Code Explorer
and annotate it. This lets you keep your code in
one place and easily share it with your
You can paste your
code or read it directly from a text file. Total Visual SourceBook
automatically separates each procedure, property, or method.
You can also duplicate an existing class or module
by saving it with a new name.
Add a New Procedure
Add procedures to our
classes/modules or your own code. Easily make enhancements to
Total Visual SourceBook Options
A variety of options are available to let you
customize the Total Visual SourceBook environment.
Adjust the way the code appears, how you export
the code, multiuser settings, and your custom
error handling structure.
Code Database Names
Total Visual SourceBook is multi-developer ready. Our
code is kept in one file, and your code is stored separately. That
way we never overwrite your work. Store your code on a network
directory and have your whole team point share it! You can even
upsize the user database to SQL Server.
Error Handling Options
In general, every non-trivial subroutine, function, and property
procedure in your application should include error handling. Total
Visual SourceBook includes default error handling for every code
item, but your application’s requirements or programming style may
require error handling that’s different from the default. Total
Visual SourceBook makes it simple to replace the default error
handling code with your own.
To change the error handling code, press the Error Handling tab on
the options dialog. The following form appears:
You may have different error handling techniques for standard vs.
class modules. For instance, you may prefer to have errors in class
modules raised back to the caller, rather than having the class
members process the error handling with message boxes. Total Visual
SourceBook lets you specify different error handling code for
standard and class modules—use the "Module" and "Class" tabs along
the bottom to switch between the two.
There are multiple, built-in default error handlers that can
Export options are also available to simplify the
insertion of code within your projects. For instance, if a procedure
is dependent on others, do you want Total Visual SourceBook to give
you the option to include them?
The Code Explorer is customizable for a variety of settings,
fonts, and treeview styles.
Syntax Highlighting Options
Additional options let you customize the fonts and
styles to view the source code.
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