Excel VBA Programming for Dummies, 4th Edition

Excel VBA Programming for Dummies, 4th Edition

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Take your data analysis and Excel programming skills to new heights In order to take Excel to the next level, you need to understand and implement the power of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). This 4th edition of Excel VBA Programming For Dummies introduces you to a wide array of new Excel options, beginning with the most important tools and operations for the Visual Basic Editor. Inside, you'll get the lowdown on the essential elements and concepts for programming with Excel, discover techniques for handling errors and exterminating bugs, working with range objects, controlling program flow, and much more. With the release of Microsoft Office 2016, Excel will see changes in its operating system, and this fun, hands-on guide will make it easier than ever to harness the power of Visual Basic for Applications and create custom applications and macros on the world's most popular spreadsheet tool. Packed with friendly advice on the easiest ways to develop custom dialog boxes, toolbars, and menus, you'll be creating Excel applications custom-fit to your unique needs in no time at all! * Provides step-by-step instructions for creating VBA macros to maximize productivity * Helps to increase efficiency by demonstrating how to customize your applications so they look and work the way you want * Fully updated for Excel 2016 * All sample programs, VBA code, and worksheets are available at dummies.com If you're a beginning to intermediate VBA programmer looking to get up to speed on creating customized solutions with Excel applications, Excel VBA Programming For Dummies, 4th Edition makes it easier.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 187 x 234 x 20mm | 498.95g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 1119077397
  • 9781119077398
  • 49,138

About John Walkenbach

John Walkenbach is a leading authority on spreadsheet software and creator of the award-winning Power Utility Pak. The author of more than 50 books, he has also written articles and reviews for PC World, InfoWorld, and Windows. John maintains the popular Spreadsheet Page at http://spreadsheetpage.com.show more

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Learn to: Use the essential tools and operations for VBA Get the most out of Excel's macro recording feature Handle errors and eliminate bugs in your code Develop custom worksheet functions and user-oriented applications Learn VBA and unlock Excel's full performance potential Excel is essential in the business world, and knowing how to use its programming language can make you more productive and increasingly valuable to a company. This accessible guide explains how to use Excel VBA to open up Excel's expansive capabilities. You'll learn basic programming concepts and how to create custom functions, add-ins, and applications with VBA. What it's all about -- start with a complete overview of VBA and learn how it can help you automate routine tasks, create custom commands and add-ins, and develop macro-driven applications A world of objects -- dig into the Excel object model and see how VBA is implemented in Excel Master basic programming concepts -- learn the lingo and find out what programming involves Dive a little deeper -- explore range objects and their properties and create a variety of alternatives to Excel UserForms Get down to business -- discover how to create custom dialog boxes, customize the Ribbon, and add a button to the Quick Access Toolbar Put it all to work -- include your own custom buttons in the Excel user interface, design user-oriented applications, and work with other Office applications Open the book and find: Advantages and disadvantages of VBA How the Excel object hierarchy works Step-by-step instructions for creating macros Useful Range object properties and methods Techniques for handling errors How to develop custom solutions to fit your needs Tips for exterminating bugs in your codeshow more

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Excel VBA Programming 7 Chapter 1: What Is VBA? 9 Chapter 2: Jumping Right In 19 Part II: How VBA Works with Excel 29 Chapter 3: Working in the Visual Basic Editor 31 Chapter 4: Introducing the Excel Object Model 51 Chapter 5: VBA Sub and Function Procedures 65 Chapter 6: Using the Excel Macro Recorder 79 Part III: Programming Concepts 91 Chapter 7: Essential VBA Language Elements 93 Chapter 8: Working with Range Objects 115 Chapter 9: Using VBA and Worksheet Functions 131 Chapter 10: Controlling Program Flow and Making Decisions 145 Chapter 11: Automatic Procedures and Events 165 Chapter 12: Error Handling Techniques 187 Chapter 13: Bug Extermination Techniques 201 Chapter 14: VBA Programming Examples 215 Part IV: Communicating with Your Users 237 Chapter 15: Simple Dialog Boxes 239 Chapter 16: UserForm Basics 257 Chapter 17: Using UserForm Controls 275 Chapter 18: UserForm Techniques and Tricks 295 Chapter 19: Accessing Your Macros through the User Interface 321 Part V: Putting It All Together 333 Chapter 20: Creating Worksheet Functions and Living to Tell about It 335 Chapter 21: Creating Excel Add-Ins 353 Part VI: The Part of Tens 365 Chapter 22: Ten VBA Questions (and Answers) 367 Chapter 23: (Almost) Ten Excel Resources 371 Chapter 24: Ten VBA Do s and Don ts 375 Index 381show more

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