Mastering VBA for Office 2010
Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is the language used for writing macros, automating Office applications, and creating custom applications in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access. This complete guide shows both IT professionals and novice developers how to master VBA in order to customize the entire Office suite for specific business needs.
- Office 2010 is the leading productivity suite, and the VBA language enables customizations of all the Office programs; this complete guide gives both novice and experienced programmers the knowledge they need to make maximum use of VBA for Office
- Supported with real-world examples in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access, this book offers clear, systematic tutorials with both intermediate and advanced content
- Covers learning how to work with VBA; recording macros; using loops and functions; using message boxes, input boxes, and dialog boxes; creating effective code; XML-based files; ActiveX; the developer tab; content controls; add-ins; embedded macros; and security
Mastering VBA for Office 2010 prepares developers to customize all Microsoft Office 2010 applications for the unique needs of their employers.
Part 1 • Recording Macros and Getting Started with VBA 1
Chapter 1 • Recording and Running Macros in the Office Applications 3
Chapter 2 • Getting Started with the Visual Basic Editor 29
Chapter 3 • Editing Recorded Macros 63
Chapter 4 • Creating Code from Scratch in the Visual Basic Editor 85
Part 2 • Learning How to Work with VBA 105
Chapter 5 • Understanding the Essentials of VBA Syntax 107
Chapter 6 • Working with Variables, Constants, and Enumerations 123
Chapter 7 • Using Array Variables 145
Chapter 8 • Finding the Objects, Methods, and Properties You Need 167
Part 3 • Making Decisions and Using Loops and Functions 191
Chapter 9 • Using Built-in Functions 193
Chapter 10 • Creating Your Own Functions 227
Chapter 11 • Making Decisions in Your Code 245
Chapter 12 • Using Loops to Repeat Actions 265
Part 4 • Using Message Boxes, Input Boxes, and Dialog Boxes 293
Chapter 13 • Getting User Input with Message Boxes and Input Boxes 295
Chapter 14 • Creating Simple Custom Dialog Boxes 315
Chapter 15 • Creating Complex Dialog Boxes 381
Part 5 • Creating Effective Code 429
Chapter 16: Building Modular Code and Using Classes 431
Chapter 17: Debugging Your Code and Handling Errors 457
Chapter 18: Building Well-Behaved Code 487
Chapter 19: Securing Your Code with VBA’s Security Features 501
Part 6 • Programming the Office Applications 525
Chapter 20 • Understanding the Word Object Model and Key Objects 527
Chapter 21 • Working with Widely Used Objects in Word 559
Chapter 22 • Understanding the Excel Object Model and Key Objects 591
Chapter 23 • Working with Widely Used Objects in Excel 617
Chapter 24 • Understanding the PowerPoint Object Model and Key Objects 631
Chapter 25 • Working with Shapes and Running Slide Shows 653
Chapter 26 • Understanding the Outlook Object Model and Key Objects 673
Chapter 27 • Working with Events in Outlook 693
Chapter 28 • Understanding the Access Object Model and Key Objects 713
Chapter 29 • Manipulating the Data in an Access Database via VBA 735
Chapter 30 • Accessing One Application from Another Application 755
Chapter 31 • Programming the Office 2010 Ribbon 783
Appendix • The Bottom Line 811
Richard Mansfield is the author or coauthor of more than 40 computer books, includingVisual Basic .NET Power Toolkit, Office 2003 Application Development All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, and Programming: A Beginner's Guide. He is the former editor of Compute! magazine. Overall, his books have sold more than half a million copies worldwide and have been translated into 12 languages.
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|6||138||Text correction: Typo under discussion of data types
Under "Integer" the range given in the first sentence "...(32,768 to 32,767)..." should read "-32,768 to 32,767"
|14||370||Text correction: Typo in Table 14.10
The first entry under "Value", "stifles", should read "1stFiles"
|135, 137, 138||Text Correction: Error in Code
Table 6.2 incorrectly specifies superscripted exponents 308 and -324 for the double variable type and 338, -45, and 38 for the single variable type.
Double, A floating-point number with a negative value from -1.79769313486231570E+308 to -4.94065645841246544E-324 or a positive value from 4.94065645841246544E-324 through 1.79769313486231570E+308, 8 bytes Single, A floating-point number with a negative value from -3.4028235E+38 to -1.401298E-45 or a positive value from 1.401298E-45 to 3.4028235E+38, 4 bytes
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