Summer Reading Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lauren Owen: IMG The Other Vampire



It's a wild and thundery night. Inside a ramshackle old manor house, a beautiful young girl lies asleep in bed. At the window, a figure watches... Continue »

spacer

Excel VBA Programming for Dummies (For Dummies)

by

Excel VBA Programming for Dummies (For Dummies) Cover

ISBN13: 9780764574122
ISBN10: 0764574124
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

Only 1 left in stock at $14.50!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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:

  • An introduction to the VBA language
  • A hands-on, guided, step-by-step walk through developing a useful VBA macro, including recording, testing, and changing it, and testing it
  • The essential foundation, including the Visual Basic Editor (VBE) and its components, modules, Excel object model, subroutines and functions, and the Excel macro recorder
  • The essential VBA language elements, including comments, variables and constants, and labels
  • Working with Range objects and discovering useful Range objective properties and methods
  • Using VBA and worksheet functions, including a list and examples
  • Programming constructions, including the GoTo statement, the If-Then structure, Select Case, For-Next loop, Do-While loop, and Do-Until loop
  • Automatic procedures and Workbook events, including a table and event-handler procedures
  • Error-handling and bug extermination techniques, and using the Excel debugging tools
  • Creating custom dialog boxes, also known as UserForms, with a table of the toolbox controls and their capabilities, how-to for the dialog box controls, and UserForm techniques and tricks
  • Customizing the Excel toolbars
  • Using VBA code to modify the Excel menu system
  • Creating worksheet functions and working with various types of arguments
  • Creating Excel add-ins such as new worksheet functions you can use in formulas or new commands or utilities

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:

  • A dedicated companion Web site that includes bonus chapters plus all sample programs to save you a lot of typing and let you play around and experiment with various changes
  • Information to help you make the most of Excel’s built-in Help system so you can find out other stuff you may need to know

What are you waiting for? Sure, learning to do VBA programming takes a little effort, but it’s a Very Big Accomplishment.

Synopsis:

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

Synopsis:

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 you’re 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 you’re on your way!

The Dummies Way

  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Tear-out cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun

Discover how to:

  • Understand and use VBA
  • Automate Excel with macros
  • Find what you need in Excel’s Help system
  • Design custom dialog boxes, toolbars, and menus
  • Develop user-oriented applications
  • Create custom commands

Synopsis:

- 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

Introduction.

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.

Index.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

sam_20in, February 11, 2007 (view all comments by sam_20in)
i wan't it
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(5 of 10 readers found this comment helpful)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764574122
Editor:
Croy, G.
Publisher:
For Dummies
Editor:
Croy, G.
Author:
Walkenbach, John
Subject:
Business
Subject:
Spreadsheets - General
Subject:
Spreadsheets - Excel
Subject:
Electronic spreadsheets
Subject:
Programming - Visual Basic - VBA (Visual Basic for Applicati
Subject:
Microsoft Excel
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
20110225
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
408
Dimensions:
9.12x7.50x.89 in. 1.36 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Professional Excel Development: The... New Trade Paper $69.99
  2. Be as You Are: The Teachings of Sri... Used Trade Paper $8.50
  3. Absolute Friends Used Mass Market $3.50
  4. A History of God: The 4000-Year... Used Trade Paper $2.50

Related Subjects


Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » Microsoft Windows » Applications
Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » Microsoft Windows » Windows 95 » General

Excel VBA Programming for Dummies (For Dummies) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$14.50 In Stock
Product details 408 pages For Dummies - English 9780764574122 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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
"Synopsis" by , 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 you’re 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 you’re on your way!

The Dummies Way

  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Tear-out cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun

Discover how to:

  • Understand and use VBA
  • Automate Excel with macros
  • Find what you need in Excel’s Help system
  • Design custom dialog boxes, toolbars, and menus
  • Develop user-oriented applications
  • Create custom commands
"Synopsis" by , - 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.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.