Excel Programming

Excel Programming : Weekend Crash Course

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Thirty clearly defined lessons take the reader from understanding the parts of an Excel application into building applications to work with data, formulas, charts, and the enhanced XML capabilities of the new Excel "X". The book is designed to teach the core concepts of Excel over a weekend or in just fifteen hours, with each session being thirty minutes. It is applicable to Excel 2000, Excel 2002, and the latest release, Excel 2003. It helps Excel power users in fields, such as accounting, finance, operations management, and market research to begin automating data manipulation in Excel quickly, so they can handle real-world projects. It is a how-to guide to using Excel's programmability to create custom data-processing and analysis solutions. It covers security, debugging, and error handling. The companion Web site includes sample files, projects, and test enginewith self-assessment exam.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 456 pages
  • 187.96 x 228.6 x 27.94mm | 680.39g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 0764540629
  • 9780764540622

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Get up to speed on Excel programming - in a weekend! The big day is Monday. That's when you get to show off what you know about Excel programming. The problem is, you're not really up to speed. Maybe it's been a while since you programmed Excel to create custom data processing solutions. Perhaps you've just discovered Excel's adaptability. Or maybe you just like a challenge. In any event, we've got a solution for you - Excel Programming Weekend Crash Course. Open the book Friday evening and on Sunday afternoon, after completing 30 fast, focused sessions, you'll be able to dive right in and start programming and automating Excel. It's as simple as that.

The Curriculum


Evening: 4 Sessions, 2 Hours

Microsoft(R) Excel and Programming-Why and How The VBA Code Editor The Excel Object Model Syntax and Data in VBA Saturday

Morning: 6 Sessions, 3 Hours

Operators Control Constructs Procedures and Modules Working with Dates and Times Working with Text Using Ranges and Selections Afternoon: 6 Sessions, 3 Hours

Working with Columns, Rows, and Cells Programming with Custom Formulas Programming with Excel's Built-In Functions Formatting a Worksheet Find and Replace Operations Creating Custom Toolbars Saturday, cont.

Evening: 4 Sessions, 2 Hours

Introduction to Charts Advanced Charting Techniques Creating Custom Dialog Boxes with User Forms Controls for User Forms Sunday

Morning: 6 Sessions, 3 Hours

Advanced User Form Techniques A User Form Example Working with Events Security Considerations Debugging and Distributing an Application Defining and Using Custom Classes Afternoon: 4 Sessions, 2 Hours

Handling Runtime Errors Database Tasks Creating Add-Ins Adding Online Help to Your Application
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Table of contents

FRIDAY.PART I-Friday Evening.SESSION 1-Microsoft Excel Programming-Why and How.SESSION 2-The VBA Code Editor.SESSION 3-The Excel Object Model.SESSION 4-Syntax and Data in VBA.SATURDAY.PART II-Saturday Morning.SESSION 5-Operators.SESSION 6-Control Constructs.SESSION 7-Procedures and Modules.SESSION 8-Working with Dates and Times.SESSION 9-Working with Text.SESSION 10-Using Ranges and Selections.PART III-Saturday Afternoon.SESSION 11-Working with Columns, Rows, and Cells.SESSION 12-Programming with Custom Formulas.SESSION 13-Programming with Excel's Built-In Functions.SESSION 14-Formatting a Worksheet.SESSION 15-Find and Replace Operations.SESSION 16-Creating Custom Toolbars.PART IV-Saturday Evening.SESSION 17-Introduction to Charts.SESSION 18-Advanced Charting Techniques.SESSION 19-Creating Custom Dialog Boxes with User Forms.SESSION 20-Controls for User Forms.SUNDAY.PART V-Sunday Morning.SESSION 21-Advanced User Form Techniques.SESSION 22-A User Form Example.SESSION 23-Working with Events.SESSION 24-Security Considerations.SESSION 25-Debugging and Distributing an Application.SESSION 26-Defining and Using Custom Classes.PART VI-Sunday Afternoon.SESSION 27-Handling Runtime Errors.SESSION 28-Database Tasks.SESSION 29-Creating Add-Ins.SESSION 30-Adding Online Help to Your Application.Appendix A-Answers to Part Reviews.Appendix B-What's on the Web Site.Index.
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About Peter G. Aitken

Peter G. Aitken has been writing about computers and programming for over 10 years, with some 30 books as well as hundreds of magazine and trade publication articles to his credit. His recent book titles include Visual Basic .NET Programming with Peter Aitken, Office XP Development with VBA, XML the Microsoft Way, Windows Script Host, and Teach Yourself Visual Basic .NET Internet Programming in 21 Days. For several years he was a Contributing Editor at Visual Developer Magazine where he wrote a popular Visual Basic column. He is a regular contributor to Microsoft OfficePro magazine and the DevX Web site. Peter is the proprietor of PGA Consulting, providing custom application and Internet development to business, academia, and government since 1994.
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