From the Back Cover
VBA is the programming language for the Microsoft® Office suite and many other applications. VBA gives you complete control of Excel, allowing you to do anything from automating Excel tasks to developing full applications, using Excel as the development environment. Excel 2002 is an important upgrade to the Office suite spreadsheet program. It shows Microsofts commitment to moving Office to be a web–enabled productivity tool, a rich client for working with web–based data, with new features such as SmartTags and XML support. Based on the successful content and format of Excel 2000 VBA Programmers Reference, this new edition has been fully updated for Excel 2002. The authors are all Excel MVPs, involved daily in supporting the Excel VBA programmer community. The first part of the book introduces Excel and VBA, including a VBA primer. The second part offers thematic, succinct, and practical discussions of the features available to Excel VBA programmers, with real–world examples answering frequently asked questions. The third and final part is a complete reference to the Excel, VBE, and Common Office Object Models. Who is this book for? This book not only caters for beginner and intermediate–level programmers with its introductory coverage of VBA and Excel, but also provides advanced information for experienced Excel developers in later chapters and the reference. What does this book cover? The entire Excel Object Model and the Common Office Object Model Working with PivotTables Accessing and manipulating data sources from Excel with ADO Programming the Visual Basic® Editor (VBE) New features in Excel 2002, SmartTags, XML, and the Web Expanded references for Excel versions 97, 2000, and 2002 As an experienced developer, you need to get the facts on a new technology fast. Without the marketing hype, without the trivial introduction. Thats what Wrox Programmers References deliver. Hard facts on the newest technologies with practical examples of how to apply new tools to your development projects today.
About the Author
John Green works as an independent computer consultant and established his company, Execuplan Consulting, which specializes in developing computer based planning applications and in training. He′s led training courses for software applications and operating systems and has been accorded the status of Most Valuable Professional by Microsoft for his contributions to the CompuServe Excel forum and MS Internet newsgroups. Contact him at email@example.com. Stephen Bullen set–up his own company called Business Modelling Solutions Ltd, which specialises in Excel and Access development and consulting. The BMS web site contains a large number of examples of his work, including tools and utilities to extend Excel′s functionality and many examples of Excel development techniques. Stephen can be contacted by email to Stephen@BMSLtd.co.uk. Rob Bovey is a software developer and is founder and president of the custom application development firm, Application Professionals. Rob developed several Addins shipped by Microsoft for Excel. He also co–authored the Microsoft Excel 97 Developers Kit. Microsoft has awarded him the title of Most Valuable Professional each year since 1995. Robert Rosenberg runs his own consulting business which specializes in Microsoft Office advanced training and custom solutions. As a Microsoft Valuable Professional in Excel, he also continually offers advanced online support on Excel on behalf of Microsoft to users of their Internet newsgroups. Robert can be contacted on at rrosenberg@r–cor.com.