Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 is a language rapid application development environment that gives you fast, easy, and intuitive tools to quickly develop Windows applications. Using Visual Basic, you can develop simple utilities or sophisticated applications. Data access features allow you to create databases, front-end applications, and scalable server-side components for most popular database formats. ActiveX technologies allow you to use the functionality provided by other applications, and even automate applications and objects created using the Professional or Enterprise editions of Visual Basic. Internet capabilities make it easy to provide access to documents and applications across the Internet or intranet from within your application, or to create Internet server applications.