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Access 2003 Programming Weekend Crash Course

ISBN: 978-0-7645-3975-6
504 pages
October 2003
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Description

Get up to speed on Access 2003 programming - in a weekend!

The big day is Monday. The day you get to show off what you know about Access 2003 programming. The problem is, you're not really up to speed. Maybe it's been a while since you've done Access programming. Perhaps you're not acquainted with all the new tools that Access 2003 provides. Or maybe you just like a challenge. In any event, we've got a solution for you - Access 2003 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 creating sophisticated, data-driven solutions with Access 2003. It's as simple as that.

The Curriculum

Friday

Evening: 4 Sessions, 2 Hours
* Introduction to Access and Programming
* From Macros to Modules
* Design, Testing, and Debugging
* Events - A Place to Run Your Code


Saturday

Morning: 6 Sessions, 3 Hours
* Variables and Naming Conventions
* Loops, Decisions, and Quick Exits
* Procedures, Modules, and Class Modules
* Access Architecture Working with Data Programmatically
* Adding, Updating, and Deleting Records Using ADO


Afternoon: 6 Sessions, 3 Hours
* Switchboards, Custom Menus, and Keyboard Events
* Using Unbound Forms
* Programming Check Box, Option Group, Combo, and List Box Controls
* Subforms and Continuous Forms
* Programming Tabbed Controls
* Message Boxes and Error Handling


Saturday, cont.

Evening: 4 Sessions, 2 Hours
* Importing and Exporting Data
* Improving the Speed of an Application
* Creating Animated Splash Screens, About Boxes, and Startup Screens
* Creating Help Systems


Sunday

Morning: 6 Sessions, 3 Hours
* Creating Search Dialog Box Forms
* Dialog Boxes, Reports, and ActiveX Controls
* Application Architecture
* Packaging Your Application
* Programming Wizard-Type Forms
* Using Add-Ins


Afternoon: 4 Sessions, 2 Hours
* Programming File Attachments
* Securing Access Databases
* Access and Client Server Data
* Creating SQL Server Queries
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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

FRIDAY.

Part I—Friday Evening.

Session 1–Introduction to Microsoft Access and Programming.

Session 2–From Macros to Modules.

Session 3–System and Process Design, Testing, and Debugging.

Session 4–Events—A Place to Run Your Code.

SATURDAY.

Part II—Saturday Morning.

Session 5–Declaring and Understanding Variables and Using Naming Conventions.

Session 6–Logical Constructs—Loops, Decisions, Choices, and Quick Exits.

Session 7–Procedures, Modules, and Class Modules.

Session 8–Access Architecture.

Session 9–Working with Data Programmatically.

Session 10–Adding, Updating, and Deleting Records Using ADO.

Part III—Saturday Afternoon.

Session 11–Navigating an Application Using Switchboards, Custom Menus, and Keyboard Events.

Session 12–Using Unbound Forms.

Session 13–Programming Check Box, Option Group, Combo, and List Box Controls.

Session 14–Programming Subforms and Continuous Forms.

Session 15–Programming Tabbed Controls.

Session 16–Message Boxes and Error-Handling Programs and Techniques.

Part IV—Saturday Evening.

Session 17–Importing and Exporting Data.

Session 18–Techniques to Improve the Speed of an Application.

Session 19–Creating Animated Splash Screens, About Boxes, and Startup Screens.

Session 20–Creating Help Systems.

SUNDAY.

Part V—Sunday Morning.

Session 21–Creating Search Dialog Box Forms.

Session 22–Programming Dialog Boxes and Reports and Working with ActiveX Controls.

Session 23–Application Architecture.

Session 24–Packaging Your Application.

Session 25–Programming Wizard-Type Forms for Easier Processing.

Session 26–Using Add-Ins with Your Application.

Part VI—Sunday Afternoon.

Session 27–Programming and Using File Attachments.

Session 28–Securing Access Databases.

Session 29–Access and Client Server Data.

Session 30–Creating SQL Server Queries.

Appendix–Answers to Part Reviews.

Index.

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