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VBA–Visual Basic for Applications–is built into various Microsoft®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®. 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
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.
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.