If you've read any other Visual QuickStart or Visual QuickPro guides from Peachpit Press, you know that this book has two main components: numbered tasks, or exercises, that take you step-by-step through the things you want to learn, and illustrations that show you exactly what we're doing. You'll also find some explanations prior to the tasks, but for the most part the book focuses on the tasks at hand without presenting a lot of extraneous information.
In the step-by-step instructions, you'll notice that a special type style is used to denote code, like this:
CREATE TABLE users (Name VARCHAR (30), userName VARCHAR (50), Password CHAR (8),Access VARCHAR (13), PRIMARY KEY (userName));
Because book pages are narrower than computer screens, some of the code lines won't fit on one line of the book page. So in this book, when one line of code needs to break onto the next line, the code on the next line is indented and has a gray arrow () to indicate the continuation.
If you'd like to follow along rather than create the pages yourself for the exercises in the book, you can download the sample files from this book's Web site, at peachpit.com/dw.vqp.