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Access VBA Programming For Dummies : For Dummies - Alan Simpson

Access VBA Programming For Dummies

For Dummies

Paperback Published: 13th August 2004
ISBN: 9780764574115
Number Of Pages: 408

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This friendly, easy-to-use guide shows experienced Access users how to use VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) to build Access databases and applications, but also covers programming fundamentals for nonprogrammers Includes practical, ready-to-use VBA code examples that readers can type or copy and paste from the Web into their own database projects Explains basic VBA skills and concepts for nonprogrammers, such as procedures, variables, and loops Covers more advanced topics, such as record sets and other programming activities that are unique to Access programming Author has written more than ninety computer books and has been working with databases since the early 1980s

Author Biography: Alan Simpson is the author of over 90 computer books on databases, Windows, Web site design and development, programming, and networking. His books are published throughout the world in over a dozen languages and have millions of copies. Alan has also taught introductory and advanced computer programming courses at San Diego State University and the UCSD Extension. He has served as a consultant on high-technology, educationoriented projects for the United States Navy and Air Force. Despite that, Alan has no fancy job title because he has never had a real job.

Introduction 1

Part I: Introducing VBA Programming 7

Chapter 1: Where VBA Fits In 9

Chapter 2: Your VBA Toolkit 21

Chapter 3: Jumpstart: Creating a Simple VBA Program 35

Part II: VBA Tools and Techniques 49

Chapter 4: Understanding Your VBA Building Blocks 51

Chapter 5: Controlling Access through VBA 71

Chapter 6: Programming Access Forms 87

Part III: VBA, Recordsets, and SQL 115

Chapter 7: The Scoop on SQL and Recordsets 117

Chapter 8: Putting Recordsets to Work 147

Part IV: Applying VBA in the Real World 173

Chapter 9: Creating Your Own Dialog Boxes 175

Chapter 10: Customizing Lists and Drop-Down Menus 201

Chapter 11: Creating Your Own Functions 241

Chapter 12: Testing and Debugging Your Code 267

Part V: Reaching Out with VBA 295

Chapter 13: Using VBA with Multiple Databases 297

Chapter 14: Integrating with Other Office Applications 317

Part VI: The Part of Tens 349

Chapter 15: Ten Commandments of Writing VBA 351

Chapter 16: Top Ten Nerdy VBA Tricks 357

Chapter 17: (Way More Than) Ten Shortcut Keys 367

Index 371

ISBN: 9780764574115
ISBN-10: 0764574116
Series: For Dummies
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 13th August 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 18.8  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 1