© 2003

Definitive Guide to Excel VBA

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. An Intuitive Approach

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael Kofler
      Pages 3-45
    3. Michael Kofler
      Pages 47-64
  3. Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Michael Kofler
      Pages 67-84
    3. Michael Kofler
      Pages 85-184
    4. Michael Kofler
      Pages 185-369
    5. Michael Kofler
      Pages 371-386
    6. Michael Kofler
      Pages 387-456
    7. Michael Kofler
      Pages 457-492
  4. Application

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 493-493
    2. Michael Kofler
      Pages 495-526
    3. Michael Kofler
      Pages 527-567
    4. Michael Kofler
      Pages 569-618
    5. Michael Kofler
      Pages 619-685
    6. Michael Kofler
      Pages 687-729
    7. Michael Kofler
      Pages 731-789
  5. Reference

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 791-791
    2. Michael Kofler
      Pages 793-862

About this book


New in the second editon:

  • Covers Excel 2000 to 2003
  • Explains how to access Web Services from Excel programs
  • Shows you how to process lists and XML data with Excel 2003

Microsoft's Excel is not only a powerful spreadsheet and graphics toolit contains a programming language called Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), which allows you to automate simple tasks and enables you to create full-featured applications that make Excel users even more productive. In the Definitive Guide to Excel VBA, Second Edition, veteran author Michael Kofler provides exhaustive coverage of VBA for Excel, demonstrating how it can be used to implement real-world business solutions. Designed to be useful to programmers who have never used VBA before, it also covers advanced topics needed for users already familiar with VBA.

First, Kofler introduces VBA and the Excel object model, focusing on the unique characteristics of programming and debugging code associated with spreadsheets. The next few chapters cover menus, toolbars, forms, and templatesthe tools for creating customized user interfaces and full-featured applications. He then moves on to a broad range of advanced topics, including automating graphs and diagrams, accessing external databases from Excel, and analyzing data using grouping and pivot-tables. He even covers ActiveX automation and the access of Web Services using the Web Service Toolkit.

Throughout the book, Kofler never loses sight of the real-world problems faced by Excel programmers. The book also explores ways to avoid undocumented problems that may arise when programming Excel VBA—practical knowldege that was gained through years of hard experience.


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About the authors

Michael Kofler holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Graz Technical University in Austria. He has written a number of successful computer books on topics such as Visual Basic, Visual Basic .NET, and Linux. Michael is the author of The Definitive Guide to MySQL 5, Third Edition and Definitive Guide to Excel VBA, Second Edition from Apress.

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