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All the methods and tools you need to successfully program with Excel
John Walkenbach's name is synonymous with excellence in computer books that decipher complex technical topics. With this comprehensive guide, "Mr. Spreadsheet" shows you how to maximize your Excel experience using professional spreadsheet application development tips from his own personal bookshelf.
Featuring a complete introduction to Visual Basic for Applications and fully updated for the new features of Excel 2010, this essential reference includes an analysis of Excel application development and is packed with procedures, tips, and ideas for expanding Excel’s capabilities with VBA.
- Offers an analysis of Excel application development and a complete introduction to Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
- Features invaluable advice from "Mr. Spreadsheet" himself (bestselling author John Walkenbach), who demonstrates all the techniques you need to create large and small Excel applications
- Provides tips, tricks, and techniques for expanding Excel's capabilities with VBA that you won’t find anywhere else
- Includes a CD with templates and worksheets from the book
This power-user's guide is packed with procedures, tips, and ideas for expanding Excel's capabilities with VBA.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Get more from Excel—learn to extend it with VBA
Learn to use Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), and you can expand the already awesome power of Excel 2010. John Walkenbach, aka Mr. Spreadsheet, shows you how to do it in this easy-to-follow guide.
If you're already an experienced Excel user, this book will make you an Excel master. You'll learn a new approach to Excel and the steps involved in developing a new spreadsheet application. You'll also discover how to develop VBA subroutines and functions, use advanced programming techniques, and more. And if you're switching to Excel 2010 from an earlier version, there's a section to get you up to speed on the new features.
No one can teach you more about Excel than Mr. Spreadsheet.
Let Mr. Spreadsheet show you how to:
Create powerful Excel apps with VBA
Develop user-friendly dialog boxes
Enhance Excel with custom worksheet functions
Write event-driven VBA code
See Appendix D for complete system requirements
About the Author
John Walkenbach, arguably the foremost authority on Excel, has written hundreds of articles and created the award-winning Power Utility Pak. His 50-plus books include John Walkenbach's Favorite Excel 2010 Tips & Tricks, Excel 2010 Formulas, and the bestselling Excel Bible, all published by Wiley. Visit his popular Spreadsheet Page at spreadsheetpage.com.
Table of Contents
Part I: Some Essential Background.
Chapter 1: Excel 2010: Where It Came From.
Chapter 2: Excel in a Nutshell.
Chapter 3: Formula Tricks and Techniques.
Chapter 4: Understanding Excel Files.
Part II: Excel Application Development.
Chapter 5: What Is a Spreadsheet Application?
Chapter 6: Essentials of Spreadsheet Application Development.
Part III: Understanding Visual Basic for Applications.
Chapter 7: Introducing Visual Basic for Applications.
Chapter 8: VBA Programming Fundamentals.
Chapter 9: Working with VBA Sub Procedures.
Chapter 10: Creating Function Procedures.
Chapter 11: VBA Programming Examples and Techniques.
Part IV: Working with UserForms.
Chapter 12: Custom Dialog Box Alternatives.
Chapter 13: Introducing UserForms.
Chapter 14: UserForm Examples.
Chapter 15: Advanced UserForm Techniques.
Part V: Advanced Programming Techniques.
Chapter 16: Developing Excel Utilities with VBA.
Chapter 17: Working with Pivot Tables.
Chapter 18: Working with Charts.
Chapter 19: Understanding Excel’s Events.
Chapter 20: Interacting with Other Applications.
Chapter 21: Creating and Using Add-Ins.
Part VI: Developing Applications.
Chapter 22: Working with the Ribbon.
Chapter 23: Working with Shortcut Menus.
Chapter 24: Providing Help for Your Applications.
Chapter 25: Developing User-Oriented Applications.
Part VII: Other Topics.
Chapter 26: Compatibility Issues.
Chapter 27: Manipulating Files with VBA.
Chapter 28: Manipulating Visual Basic Components.
Chapter 29: Understanding Class Modules.
Chapter 30: Working with Colors.
Chapter 31: Frequently Asked Questions about Excel Programming.
Part VIII: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Excel Resources Online.
Appendix B: VBA Statements and Functions Reference.
Appendix C: VBA Error Codes.
Appendix D: What’s on the CD-ROM.
End-User License Agreement.