The book concentrates upon the two very hot topics in current development--database and Internet. The book covers, in detail, topics such as ADO data binding, a subject that you usually just see a brief commentary on in many C++ books. It also explores Internet development with some examples, good examples. In the last two chapters the author explores how to build a help file and how to package your application in most developers' interest.
Over all I think the book has failed to achieve its main objective of teaching a novice to use Visual C++ 6. I think the title should be Database and Internet Programming using Visual C++ 6.