Find out what Excel is capable of with this step-by-step guide to VBA
Short of changing the tires on your car, Microsoft Excel can do pretty much anything. And the possibilities are even more endless when you learn to program with Excel Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Regardless of your familiarity with Excel VBA, Excel VBA Programming For Dummies can enhance your experience with the popular spreadsheet software.
Pretty soon, you’ll be doing things you didn’t think were possible in Excel, from automating processes to writing your own worksheet functions. You’ll learn how to:
- Understand the basic tools and operations of Visual Basic for Applications
- Create custom spreadsheet functions that make life easier for you and the people maintaining your spreadsheets
- Deal with errors and exceptions and eliminate the bugs in your code
Perfect for anyone who’s never even heard of Excel VBA, Excel VBA Programming For Dummies is also a fantastic resource for intermediate and advanced Excel users looking for a heads-up on the latest features and newest functionality of this simple yet powerful scripting language.
Table of contents
Part 1: Starting Excel VBA Programming Chapter 1: Getting to Know VBA Chapter 2: Building Simple Macros Part 2: Employing VBA with Excel Chapter 3: Working in the Visual Basic Editor Chapter 4: Introducing the Excel Object Model Chapter 5: VBA Sub and Function Procedures Chapter 6: Using the Excel Macro Recorder Part 3: Programming Concepts Chapter 7: Essential VBA Language Elements Chapter 8: Working with Range Objects Chapter 9: Using VBA and Worksheet Functions Chapter 10: Controlling Program Flow and Making Decisions Chapter 11: Automatic Procedures and Events Chapter 12: Error-Handling Techniques Chapter 13: Bug Extermination Techniques Chapter 14: VBA Programming Examples Part 4: Communicating with Your Users Chapter 15: Simple Dialog Boxes Chapter 16: UserForm Basics Chapter 17: Using UserForm Controls Chapter 18: UserForm Techniques and Tricks Chapter 19: Accessing Your Macros through the User Interface Part 5: Putting It All Together Chapter 20: Creating Worksheet Functions Chapter 21: Creating Excel Add-Ins Part 6: The Part of Tens Chapter 22: Ten Handy Visual Basic Editor Tips Chapter 23: Resources for VBA Help Chapter 24: Ten VBA Do’s and Don’ts
About The Author
Dick Kusleika has been helping users get the most out of Microsoft Office products for more than twenty-five years through online forums, blogging, books, and conferences.