Beginning Access 2003 VBA

Beginning Access 2003 VBA

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What is this book about? Written by an Access programmer with more than 10 years of VBA experience, this is the perfect guide for Access users who are ready to take their databases to the next level, or for programmers who are new to Access or VBA. Veteran Access developer Denise Gosnell shows readers the ins and outs of Access VBA and provides plenty of source code, and fully developed sample applications to guide you along the way. Not only do readers learn to build "stand-alone" desktop applications, but readers also learn how to integrate Access applications with Web Services, and SQL Server.
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  • Paperback | 552 pages
  • 188 x 230 x 30mm | 898.13g
  • Indianapolis, IN, United States
  • English
  • Subsequent
  • 0764556592
  • 9780764556593
  • 1,214,516

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VBA-Visual Basic for Applications-is built into various Microsoft(R)products, including Excel, Word, and Access. VBA enables you to add features to applications that multiply their functionality, and this book will show you how to extend your Access applications with VBA. You will begin with the programming life cycle, the Visual Basic Editor environment, and essential programming concepts. You'll move through object-oriented programming concepts, learn to retrieve and update data with ADO, use VBA to create reports programmatically, export Access data to various Web formats, and migrate an existing Access database to an Access project that uses SQL Server(R). You'll learn advanced topics such as working with external DLLs, handling security, creating transactions, and creating custom code libraries. You will also learn how to distribute your application, and using two case studies, you will apply these concepts to a project tracking application and a customer service application. These case studies illustrate some of the more advanced and impressive features your Access applications can include, such as generating e-mails programmatically. What you will learn from this book Object-oriented programming techniques using VBA How to use built-in objects and create your own How to use ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) to retrieve and update data Methods for creating reports and Web content from the database Techniques for integrating with Office applications How to build SQL Server solutions with Access projects Who this book is for This book is for Access users and programmers who have created databases that include tables, forms, and possibly macros. No prior experience with VBA is required. Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think, providing a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.
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Table of contents

Introduction. Chapter 1: Introduction to Access 2003 VBA. Chapter 2: The Basics of Writing and Testing VBA Code. Chapter 3: Programming Applications Using Objects. Chapter 4: Creating Your Own Objects. Chapter 5: Interacting with Data Using ADO and SQL. Chapter 6: Building Interactive Forms. Chapter 7: Importing, Linking, and Exporting Using External Data Sources. Chapter 8: Creating Reports and Web-Enabled Output. Chapter 9: Building SQL Server Applications with Access Projects. Chapter 10: Advanced Access Programming. Chapter 11: Finishing the Application. Chapter 12: Case Study 1: Project Tracker Application. Chapter 13: Case Study 2: Customer Service Application. Appendix A: Exercise Answers. Index.
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About Denise M. Gosnell

Denise Gosnell is a software attorney with Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, McNett & Henry LLP, a worldwide intellectual property law firm based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Denise has a unique background in both technology and law, and presently uses her deep technical and legal expertise to counsel hi-tech clients on intellectual property and technical matters. Denise has ten years of experience creating software applications, ranging from standalone and client-server to enterprise-wide applications. Denise has worked for leading software companies such as Microsoft and EDS, and has earned a worldwide reputation for her technology expertise. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science - Business (summa cum laude) from Anderson University, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis. Denise has co-authored five software development books to date: Visual Basic .NET and SQL Server 2000: Building An Effective Data Layer (Wrox Press), Beginning Visual Basic.NET Databases (Wrox Press), Professional .NET Framework (Wrox Press), Professional SQL Server 2000 (Wrox Press), and MSDE Bible (IDG Books). Denise was a featured technology speaker at the Microsoft European Professional Developer's Conference in December 2001 and has on numerous occasions assisted Microsoft's Training and Certification group in creating new exams for their MCSD and MCSE certifications. She herself holds the MCSD certification. Denise can be reached at or
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