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Managing ADO Objects With the Data Environment Designer in VB6

A Data Environment Designer is a visual interface for managing a VB application's ADO Connection and Command objects. Take the following steps to add a Data Environment Designer to your project:

STEP BY STEP
8.1 Adding a Data Environment Designer to a Project

  1. Choose the Project menu in VB. Make sure that Add Data Environment is one of the Project menu's options. If Add Data Environment does not appear on the Project menu, add it by performing the following steps:

  2. Choose Project, Components and select the Designers tab on the Components dialog box (see Figure 8.1).

  3. In the Components dialog box, check the Data Environment box, as shown in Figure 8.1.

    Adding the Data Environment Designer component to your project
    FIGURE 8.1 Adding the Data Environment Designer component to your project.

  4. Click the OK button on the Components dialog box.

  5. Choose Project, Add Data Environment from the VB menu.

  6. Navigate to the Properties window of the Data Environment Designer (see Figure 8.2). Change the Name property of the Data Environment object as desired (Name is recommended to begin with "de").

    Changing the Name property of a Data Environment.
    FIGURE 8.2 Changing the Name property of a Data Environment.

You are now ready to add ADO objects to the Data Environment.

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