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Microsoft Office Programming: A Guide for Experienced Developers Paperback – 8 Oct 2003

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Product details

  • Paperback: 736 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. edition (8 Oct. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590591216
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590591215
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 4.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,617,969 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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By using the same back-end macro programming language, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), Microsoft Office applications allow users to easily transfer their VBA programming skills from one Office product to another. A developer skilled at using VBA to program Access can quickly learn to program Word or Excel. Better still, VBA is a fairly complete subset of Visual Basic (VB). That means a VB developer already knows how to use VBA, and a VBA programmer knows a lot about VB. Author Rod Stephens gives you the most valuable information possible as quickly as possible without rehashing the trivial VB and VBA details you already can recite in your sleep. In Microsoft Office Programming: A Guide for Experienced Developers, Stephens skips the tiresome explanations of variable declarations and dives right into serious Office programming topics, such as automatically customizing menus and toolbars with VBA, making OLE do your work for you, and using ADO to manipulate data in an Access database.

About the Author

In a previous incarnation, Rod Stephens was a mathematician. During his stint at MIT, he discovered the joys of algorithms and graphics, and has been programming professionally ever since. During his career, he has worked on an eclectic assortment of applications spanning such topics as repair dispatch, telephone switch programming, tax processing, and training for professional football players. Rod has written more than a dozen books that have been translated into half a dozen different languages, and more than 200 magazine articles covering Visual Basic, Visual Basic for Applications, Delphi, and Java. He is a columnist for Hardcore Visual Basic. Rod's popular website, VB Helper (http://www.vb-helper.com) receives several million hits per month and contains more than a thousand pages of tips, tricks, and example code for Visual Basic programmers.

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5.0 out of 5 starsMix and match MS Office
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