Access 2000 Programming Weekend Crash Course by Cary N. Prague, Jennifer Reardon, Lawrence S. Kasevich, Phuc V. Phan |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Access 2000 Programming Weekend Crash Course

Access 2000 Programming Weekend Crash Course

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by Cary N. Prague, Jennifer Reardon, Lawrence S. Kasevich, Phuc V. Phan
     
 

Get up to Speed on Access 2000 Programming - in a Weekend! The big day is Monday. The day you get to show off what you know about Access 2000 programming. The problem is, you're not really up to speed, which is why we created this Weekend Crash Course. Open the book Friday evening and on Sunday afternoon, after completing 30 fast, focused lessons, you'll be able to

Overview

Get up to Speed on Access 2000 Programming - in a Weekend! The big day is Monday. The day you get to show off what you know about Access 2000 programming. The problem is, you're not really up to speed, which is why we created this Weekend Crash Course. Open the book Friday evening and on Sunday afternoon, after completing 30 fast, focused lessons, you'll be able to jump right in and start programming. The Curriculum Friday Evening: 4 Sessions, 2 Hours

* Introduction to Access and Programming

* Understanding the VBA Window

* System and Process Design, Testing, and Debugging

* Events

Saturday Morning: 6 Sessions, 3 Hours

* Logical Constructs

* Variables and Naming Conventions

* Finding and Changing Records

* Creating SQL Statements plus DAO

* Adding, Updating, and Deleting Records

* Functions, Procedures, Modules, and Class Modules

Afternoon: 6 Sessions, 3 Hours

* Creating Switchboards and more

* Using Unbound Forms

* Programming Combo Box and Other Controls

* Programming Subforms, Datasheets, and Continuous Forms

* Programming Tabbed Dialogs

* Message Boxes and Error Handling

Evening: 4 Sessions, 2 Hours

* Importing and Exporting Data

* Improving the Speed of an Application

* Animated Splash Screens, About Boxes, and Startup Screens

* Creating Help Systems

Sunday Morning: 6 Sessions, 3 Hours

* Controlling Printing Options

* Programming Queries, Dialog Boxes, and Reports

* Packaging Your Application, Compiling, and Compacting

* Creating Setup Routines

* Programming Wizard-Type Forms

* Using Add-In Libraries

Afternoon: 4 Sessions, 2 Hours

* Programming and Using File Attachments

* Securing Access Databases

* Client/Server Issues

* Working with the Web

For more information on Hungry Minds, Inc. go to www.hungryminds.com CD-ROM Includes:

* All code and auxiliary files for the sample programs

* Assessment software to help gauge your progress

* EZ Access Tools Suite, Cool Combo Box Techniques, Check Writer (including source code), and much more

System Requirements:

* Pentium class PC running Windows 9x/NT/2000

* Microsoft Access 2000

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764546884
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Series:
Weekend Crash Course Series, #1
Edition description:
BK&CD ROM
Pages:
648
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.23(h) x 1.29(d)

Meet the Author

About the Authors Cary Prague is an internationally known best-selling author and lecturer in the database industry. He is the president of Database Creations, Inc. the world's largest Microsoft Access add-on company. This direct-mail company creates and markets add-on software, books, and video training for personal computer databases. Cary also manages a very successful consulting company which is a Microsoft Certified Solution Provider, specializing in Microsoft Access application development. He is one of the best-selling authors in the computer database management market, having written over 40 books (which have sold nearly one million copies) on software including Microsoft Access, Borland's dBASE IV, Paradox, R:Base, and Framework. Cary's books include eight different editions of the Microsoft Access Bible. Other books have included Access 97 Secrets, dBASE for Windows Handbook, dBASE IV Programming (winner of the Computer Press Association's Book of the Year award for Best Software Specific Book), and Everyman's Database Primer Featuring dBASE IV. Cary is certified in Access as a Microsoft Certified Professional and has passed the MOUS test in end-user subjects in Access and Word. He is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences around the country. Cary holds a Master of Computer Science degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an M.B.A and Bachelor of Accounting degree from the University of Connecticut. He is also a Certified Data Processor. Jennifer Reardon is considered a leading developer of custom database applications. She has over 10 years' experience developing client/server and PC-based applications. She has accumulated much of her application development experience working as lead developer for Database Creations. She has worked with Cary Prague to develop applications for many Fortune 500 companies. Ms. Reardon owns her own consulting firm, Advanced Software Concepts, which provides custom applications to both the public and private sectors. She has contributed several chapters for books on dBase and Microsoft Access, including the Microsoft Access 2000 Bible, Microsoft Access 97 Bible, and Access 97 Secrets, published by IDG Books. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts. Lawrence S. Kasevich is presently vice president of development for Database Creations, Inc. He oversees the consulting division and manages the project efforts for numerous clients and new product development. Before joining Database Creations, Mr. Kasevich was an independent consultant assisting companies with their information and project management needs. He is currently a member of the adjunct faculty at Rennselear Polytechnic Institute where he has been teaching information systems courses since 1989. His previous books include Mastering Framework III, Windcrest Books., 1989, Controlling Your Resources, TAB Books, Inc., 1986, Framework II, TAB Books, Inc., 1986, Using Framework — A Pictorial Guide, TAB Books, Inc., 1985. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Connecticut in 1974. In 1986, he received a Master of Management degree from the Hartford Graduate Center. P. V. Phan currently serves as director of information & technical services/developer for Database Creations, Inc. In this capacity he heads the support team for in-house support as well as customer technical support to end users and developers. He is also a member of the development and consulting team for the full line of Database Creations, Inc. products as well as numerous consulting projects for many Fortune 500 companies. He has been programming and developing and conducting training with Access for over five years and has had over 12 years of computer experience. Diana Reid is responsible for managing the daily operations of Database Creations, Inc. She is responsible for the company's e-commerce site and all Webrelated activities, including design and programming of the company's Web site and client Web sites. She is a contributing editor for several books on Microsoft Access and has been a technical editor for many of the Access Bible books. She also is a speaker at Microsoft sponsored developer conferences, speaking on Frontpage, HTML and many other Web technologies. Ms. Reid received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Central Connecticut State University in 1991.

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Access 2000 Programming Weekend Crash Course 1.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found the book to be more elementary than I thought it should be. I want to write some of the code myself not just read about how great their programming skill is - this was a textbook with no workbook included. The checkwriter application did work (as opposed to other book/CD combos I have had). I was not impressed with the overall form of the book. If this were to be used in a high school setting, which the authors apparently did, then it MIGHT be OK. As I said, I was not impressed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While the CD-ROM software may have crashed, this book hardly qualifies as a course. I was expecting a detailed step by step set of hands on exercises but met 30 half-hour reading assignments instead. By the time I got to the part of the book where the supplied software was needed, it was uninstallable and unrunnable on my machine. I went to their website and found a newer version, but found no mention of errata or problems with the version supplied with the book. The new version of the database would not run either. Avoid this book if you are looking for a standard tutorial with lots of examples that you can work yourself. I would highly recommend the Wrox series by Sussman and Smith - Beginning Access 2000 VBA