Shows you how to get more out of Microsoft Excel. Use the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming language that’s built into Excel to make it much more powerful – in easy steps!
Publication: January 5th, 2017
ebook (PDF) version also available
Out of print - new edition due February 2019: Excel VBA in easy steps, 3rd edition
About the book
Excel VBA in easy steps has an easy-to-follow style that will appeal to anyone who wants to get more from the popular Microsoft Excel Office application using VBA programming (Visual Basic for Applications).
Excel VBA in easy steps begins by explaining how to record and edit macro procedures to manipulate Excel worksheet entries, then describes how to create your own macro programs in the Visual Basic Editor (VBE) that is included with the Excel application. This book then demonstrates how to program Excel procedures, provide Excel user forms, and create Excel apps. Each chapter builds your knowledge of Visual Basic for Applications.
Excel VBA in easy steps contains separate chapters on the major features of the VBA language. There are complete example programs that demonstrate each aspect of Visual Basic for Applications together with screenshots that illustrate the output when that program has been executed. The free, downloadable sample code provided all has coloured syntax-highlighting for clearer understanding.
By the end of this book you will have gained a sound understanding of Visual Basic for Applications and be able to write your own VBA programs that can be executed in the Microsoft Excel Office application. You need have no previous knowledge of any programming language, so it's ideal for the newcomer to computer programming.
- Getting started
- Writing macros
- Storing values
- Performing operations
- Making statements
- Executing procedures
- Employing functions
- Recognizing events
- Opening dialogs
- Providing user-forms
- Developing apps
About the author
Mike McGrath now lives in South-east Europe, on the sun-kissed shores of the Aegean Sea. Mike gained his extensive knowledge of computer languages while working as a developer contracting to companies around the world. His interests include coins of ancient Greece, dining-out with friends, and the ongoing evolution of the world wide web.
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