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If you’ve been using Access for a while, you’re probably aware of its power and potential and itching to take advantage of both. Access 2007 VBA Programming For Dummie
s takes you beyond forms and reports and shows you how to use VBA to create killer Access databases and applications. This gentle introduction to VBA programming covers everything you need to get started, including:
- Basic programming skills and concepts
- Explanations of modules, procedures, objects, and arguments
- Access-unique programming activities, including SQL and recordsets
- How to use the Visual Basic editor
- Creating dialog boxes, lists, drop-down menus, and functions
- Integrating with other Office applications
- Ready-to-use VBA code examples to type in or copy and paste from the Web
Completely revised to reflect all changes found in Microsoft Access 2007, Access 2007 VBA Programming For Dummies gives you access to Access like you’ve never had it before.
Customize combo and list boxes
Go beyond forms and reports and build custom database solutions
Need to know how VBA works in Access 2007? This plain-English guide introduces you to the fundamentals of VBA programming, helping you get the most out of your Access apps and giving you practical code examples for immediate use in your databases. You'll see how to control Access through VBA and apply powerful real-world VBA solutions.
Discover how to
- Create simple VBA programs
- Program Access forms
- Manage Access tables with SQL and recordsets
- Test and debug your code
- Use VBA with multiple databases
- Integrate with other Office apps
About the Author
is an independent consultant, software designer, and author who has been using Microsoft Access since its initial release. He’s also developed courseware and taught classes in Access and VBA. Joe developed his first application in Access, and then migrated into Visual Basic and VB.NET, where he specializes in creating applications for the Windows Mobile platform. He worked for several software companies before forming his consulting business in 2002, where he deals with all types of clients including healthcare, financial, government, manufacturing, and small business. His ability to turn his customers’ wishes into working applications keeps them satisfied. Joe’s also writing the fundamentals column for the Advisor Guide to Microsoft Access
Alan Simpson is the author of over 100 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.
Table of Contents
Part I: Introducing VBA Programming.
Chapter 1: Where VBA Fits In.
Chapter 2: Your VBA Toolkit.
Chapter 3: Jumpstart: Creating a Simple VBA Program.
Part II: VBA Tools and Techniques.
Chapter 4: Understanding Your VBA Building Blocks.
Chapter 5: Controlling Access through VBA.
Chapter 6: Programming Access Forms.
Part III: VBA, Recordsets, and SQL.
Chapter 7: The Scoop on SQL and Recordsets.
Chapter 8: Putting Recordsets to Work.
Part IV: Applying VBA in the Real World.
Chapter 9: Creating Your Own Dialog Boxes.
Chapter 10: Customizing Combo Boxes and List Boxes.
Chapter 11: Creating Your Own Functions.
Chapter 12: Testing and Debugging Your Code.
Part V: Reaching Out with VBA.
Chapter 13: Using VBA with Multiple Databases.
Chapter 14: Integrating with Other Office Applications.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 15: Ten Commandments of Writing VBA.
Chapter 16: Top Ten Nerdy VBA Tricks.