22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Professional Excel Development: The Definitive Guide to Developing Applications Using Microsoft Excel and VBA (Addison-Wesley Microsoft Technology) (Paperback)
I ordered this book as soon as I'd read the sample chapters at [...] - I finally understood about the Windows API and wanted more!
It's totally different to any other Excel/VBA book available, so comparisons are hard. It doesn't have chapters about the Range or Worksheet objects - the authors seem to expect us to know that already - but instead has topics like choosing architectures, development best practices, optimising performance and rock-solid error handling.
It's a big book so it's hard to pick any bits out
for special mention. Every chapter seems to contain something I'd never seen before, with even the most complex topics (such as custom interfaces, creating XLLs and using XML and web services) explained in a way that made them all easy to understand.
The best bits for me though have to be the practical examples that end most of the chapters. By seeing how the concepts have been applied to their sample application, I can readily see how to apply them to mine, and have already begun to do so.
This is a serious book, not for beginners, and to me it seems to be in a different league to the rest.
Professional Excel Development: The Definitive Guide to Developing Applications Using Microsoft Excel and VBA (Addison-Wesley Microsoft Technology)(20 customer reviews)