Teaches advanced, powerful and fast VB 5 techniques including object-oriented design philosophies, interface design, debugging, graphics and animation. Demonstrates the use of the DirectX API from inside Visual Basic applications. Discusses the use of the ActiveX Internet Control Pack and the ActiveX Control Pad in a real-world Visual Basic 5 applications. Demonstrates the use of profiling to "polish" your final Visual Basic 5 application for speed. Shows you how to combine Visual Basic 5, the ActiveX Internet Control Pack, and the ActiveX Control Pad to create standalone Visual Basic 5 Internet applications and interactive Web pages.