Excel VBA Programming For Dummies

by John Walkenbach

Wiley | May 24, 2010 | Trade Paperback

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Take your Excel skills to the next level with VBA programming

Now that you''ve mastered Excel basics, it''s time to move to the next level-creating your own, customized Excel 2010 solutions using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). The new edition of this non-threatening guide is your key to getting there. Using step-by-step instruction and the accessible, friendly For Dummies style, this practical book shows you how to use VBA, write macros, customize your Excel apps to look and work the way you want, avoid errors, and more.

The book''s Web site provides all the programming examples from the book.

  • Introduces you to a new range of Excel 2010 options
  • Shows you how to use Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to program your own custom Excel applications or to automate functions
  • Explains how to create VBA macros, program, handle errors, debug, and more
  • Covers Visual Basic Editor tools and functions; working with range objects; controlling program flow; and the easiest ways to create custom dialog boxes, toolbars, and menus
  • Includes a companion Web site with all the sample programs from the book

Create your own, custom Excel programs with this information-packed guide!

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 408 Pages, 7.09 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: May 24, 2010

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0470503696

ISBN - 13: 9780470503690

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Excel VBA Programming For Dummies

Excel VBA Programming For Dummies

by John Walkenbach

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 408 Pages, 7.09 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: May 24, 2010

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0470503696

ISBN - 13: 9780470503690

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Introducing VBA.

Chapter 1: What Is VBA?

Chapter 2: Jumping Right In.

Part II: How VBA Works with Excel.

Chapter 3: Working In the Visual Basic Editor.

Chapter 4: Introducing the Excel Object Model.

Chapter 5: VBA Sub and Function Procedures.

Chapter 6: Using the Excel Macro Recorder.

Part III: Programming Concepts.

Chapter 7: Essential VBA Language Elements.

Chapter 8: Working with Range Objects.

Chapter 9: Using VBA and Worksheet Functions.

Chapter 10: Controlling Program Flow and Making Decisions.

Chapter 11: Automatic Procedures and Events.

Chapter 12: Error-Handling Techniques.

Chapter 13: Bug Extermination Techniques.

Chapter 14: VBA Programming Examples.

Part IV: Communicating with Your Users.

Chapter 15: Simple Dialog Boxes.

Chapter 16: UserForm Basics.

Chapter 17: Using UserForm Controls.

Chapter 18: UserForm Techniques and Tricks.

Chapter 19: Accessing Your Macros through the User Interface.

Part V: Putting It All Together.

Chapter 20: Creating Worksheet Functions - and Living to Tell about It.

Chapter 21: Creating Excel Add-Ins.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 22: Ten VBA Questions (And Answers).

Chapter 23: (Almost) Ten Excel Resources.

Index.

From the Publisher

Take your Excel skills to the next level with VBA programming

Now that you''ve mastered Excel basics, it''s time to move to the next level-creating your own, customized Excel 2010 solutions using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). The new edition of this non-threatening guide is your key to getting there. Using step-by-step instruction and the accessible, friendly For Dummies style, this practical book shows you how to use VBA, write macros, customize your Excel apps to look and work the way you want, avoid errors, and more.

The book''s Web site provides all the programming examples from the book.

  • Introduces you to a new range of Excel 2010 options
  • Shows you how to use Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to program your own custom Excel applications or to automate functions
  • Explains how to create VBA macros, program, handle errors, debug, and more
  • Covers Visual Basic Editor tools and functions; working with range objects; controlling program flow; and the easiest ways to create custom dialog boxes, toolbars, and menus
  • Includes a companion Web site with all the sample programs from the book

Create your own, custom Excel programs with this information-packed guide!

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

From the Jacket

Accelerate into the Excel fast lane and zip through spreadsheet customizations

Are you ready to make Excel jump through hoops? Do your spreadsheets work exactly the way you want? With this book, you can say "yes"! Inside, you''ll find step-by-step instructions on how to significantly enhance the power of Excel using the VBA language. You''ll soon be building your own Excel applications so you can get the most out of your data.

  • Dive into VBA - see how VBA is implemented in Excel, apply advanced techniques, and use VBA with other Office applications

  • Get into it - explore programming concepts from range objects and worksheet functions to events and error-handling

  • Communication is key - learn how to build dialog boxes that look like they came straight from Microsoft''s software lab

  • Safety first - use Excel macros to make your spreadsheets more secure and lock out viruses

  • Make it your own - develop custom worksheet functions, create add-ins, design user-oriented applications, and boost your career options

Visit the companion Web site at http://www.dummies.com/go/excelvbaprogrammingfd2e, where you can download the sample files featured in the book and view bonus chapters

Open the book and find:

  • How to work in the Visual Basic Editor

  • Tips for error-handling and bug extermination

  • Ways to build automatic procedures and events

  • How to use the Excel macro recorder

  • UserForm techniques and tricks

  • Instructions for designing VBA macros

  • Steps for accessing your macros through the user interface

  • Secrets for creating Excel add-ins

Learn to:

  • Use the essential tools and operations for VBA

  • Work with range objects and control program flow

  • Handle errors and eliminate bugs in your code

  • Develop custom user interfaces for your applications, including dialog boxes

About the Author

John Walkenbach is principal of J-Walk and Associates, Inc., a leading authority on spreadsheet software and creator of the award-winning Power Utility Pak. Walkenbach has written more than 50 books and 300 articles for publications including PC World, InfoWorld, and Windows.
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