Definitive Guide to Excel VBA by Michael Kofler

By Michael Kofler

Microsoft's Excel isn't just a strong spreadsheet and photographs tool-it incorporates a programming language referred to as visible easy for purposes (VBA), which lets you automate basic initiatives and permits you to create full-featured purposes that make Excel clients much more efficient. within the Definitive consultant to Excel VBA, moment version, veteran writer Michael Kofler presents exhaustive assurance of VBA for Excel, demonstrating the way it can be utilized to enforce real-world company recommendations. Designed to be necessary to programmers who've by no means used VBA sooner than, it additionally covers complex themes wanted for clients already accustomed to VBA.First, Kofler introduces VBA and the Excel item version, targeting the original features of programming and debugging code linked to spreadsheets. the following few chapters disguise menus, toolbars, varieties, and templates-the instruments for developing personalized person interfaces and full-featured purposes. He then strikes directly to a large diversity of complicated issues, together with automating graphs and diagrams, getting access to exterior databases from Excel, and examining facts utilizing grouping and pivot-tables. He even covers ActiveX automation and the entry of net prone utilizing the internet carrier Toolkit.Throughout the booklet, Kofler by no means loses sight of the real-world difficulties confronted by way of Excel programmers. The e-book additionally explores how you can stay away from undocumented difficulties that could come up whilst programming Excel VBA-practical wisdom that used to be won via years of demanding event.

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IndentLevel sets how far the content of a cell is to be indented. ) With Borders it is now also possible to draw diagonal lines through a cell (previously, a cell could only be framed). With Orientation the text can be oriented between &"emphasis">Orientation property can also be changed for many other objects, such as labels on charts. Object Libraries Menus/Toolbars (Office Library) You have no doubt noticed that the appearance of menus and toolbars has changed. The consequence for programmers is that the Toolbar and Menu objects have been replaced by a family of new CommandBar objects.

Fortunately, there is progress to be reported. Finally, the decimal point and the thousands separator (for separating groups of three digits in the representation of numbers) can be controlled by additional parameters of the method OpenText. For importing text the revised QueryTable object can be used. Configuration Files The locations of configuration files have changed again—as has been the case with all previous versions. Everyone's favorite game is Look for me! Help System The entire help system has been completely revised and is now based internally on the so-called HTMLHelp System.

The tab width can be set in the options window (TOOLS|OPTIONS|EDITOR) up to a single character. The default setting is four characters, though in this book we use two, which leads to more compact program code. (Visual Basic works with genuine tabs. ) Declaration of Variables In empty modules there is usually to be found the instruction Option Explicit in the first line. The effect of this instruction is to require that all variables be declared before they are used. " Excel then adds the instruction to newly created modules.

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