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Excel VBA Programming for Dummies (For Dummies)by John Walkenbach
Synopses & Reviews
Having Excel and just using it for standard spreadsheets is a little like getting the ultimate cable system and a 50” flat panel plasma HDTV and using it exclusively to watch Lawrence Welk reruns. With Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming, you can take advantage of numerous Excel options such as: creating new worksheet functions; automating tasks and operations; creating new appearances, toolbars, and menus; designing custom dialog boxes and add-ins; and much more.
This guide is not for rank Excel amateurs. It’s for intermediate to advanced Excel users who want to learn VBA programming (or whose bosses want them to learn VBA programming). You need to know your way around Excel before you start creating customized short cuts or systems for speeding through Excel functions. If you’re an intermediate or advanced Excel user, Excel VBA For Dummies helps you take your skills (and your spreadsheets) to the next level. It includes:
Author John Walkenbach is a leading authority on spreadsheet software and the author of more than 40 spreadsheet books including Excel 2003 Bible and Excel 2003 Power Programming with VBA. While this guide includes tons of examples and screenshots, Walkenbach knows there’s no substitute for hands-on learning. The book is complete with:
What are you waiting for? Sure, learning to do VBA programming takes a little effort, but it’s a Very Big Accomplishment.
Shows ordinary users how to harness the power of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and create custom Excel applications This book introduces people to a wide array of new Excel options, including creating new worksheet functions, automating tasks and operations, creating new toolbars and menus, designing custom dialog boxes and add-ins, and much more Begins with the most important tools and operations for the Visual Basic Editor, then provides an overview of the essential elements and concepts for programming with Excel John Walkenbach, a.k.a. Mr. Spreadsheet, runs a popular Web site (www.j-walk.com) on Excel techniques and is the author of many bestselling books on Excel
Create new functions, automate tasks, and design add-ins
Become an Excel programmer with VBA, and discover what you can make Excel do
If you want to Excel at spreadsheet creation, VBA is your ticket to greatness. And youre in luck, because "Mr. Spreadsheet" is about to walk you through VBA programming, showing you how to create custom spreadsheets, write macros that make Excel do cool tricks, and more. Open this book and youre on your way!
The Dummies Way
Discover how to:
- Writing Macros. The book provides step-by-step instructions for creating VBA macros.
- Excel Customization. With this book, readers can customize their applications to look and work the way they want.
- Visual Basic for Applications. The author is known for his ability to explain VBA in a clear and understandable manner.
- Microsoft Office Excel 2003. This product is the dominant spreadsheet application for the Windows platform. It is an indispensable business tool.
- Numerous Programming Examples. All the sample programs are available on a dedicated web site.
- Expert Author. John Walkenbach is the author of several bestselling books on Excel. His Excel Power Programming with VBA is the perennial top selling Excel programming title.
About the Author
John Walkenbach is principal of J-Walk and Associates, Inc., a leading Excel expert, and proprietor of the popular spreadsheet page at www.j-walk.com. He has written more than 30 books on Excel.
Table of Contents
Part I: Introducing VBA.
Chapter 1: What Is VBA?
Chapter 2: Jumping Right In.
Part II: How VBA Works with Excel.
Chapter 3: Introducing 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: Developing Custom Dialog Boxes.
Chapter 15: Custom Dialog Box Alternatives.
Chapter 16: Custom Dialog Box Basics.
Chapter 17: Using Dialog Box Controls.
Chapter 18: UserForm Techniques and Tricks.
Part V: Creating Custom Toolbars and Menus.
Chapter 19: Customizing the Excel Toolbars.
Chapter 20: When the Normal Excel Menus Aren’t Good Enough.
Part VI: Putting It All Together.
Chapter 21: Creating Worksheet Functions — and Living to Tell about It.
Chapter 22: Creating Excel Add-Ins.
Chapter 23: Interacting with Other Office Applications.
Part VII: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 24: Ten VBA Questions (And Answers).
Chapter 25: (Almost) Ten Excel Resources.
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