Microsoft Excel VBA Programming for the Absolute Beginner / Edition 3

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If you are new to programming with Microsoft Excel VBA and are looking for a solid introduction, this is the book for you. Developed by computer science professors, books in the "for the absolute beginner" series teach the principles of programming through simple game creation. Microsoft Excel VBA Programming for the Absolute Beginner, Third Edition provides you with the skills that you need for more practical Excel VBA programming applications and shows you how to put these skills to use in real-world scenarios. Best of all, by the time you finish the book, you will be able to apply the basic principles you've learned to the next programming language you tackle.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598633948
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/8/2007
  • Series: for the Absolute Beginner Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 444,038
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Duane Birnbaum began programming in graduate school, where he wrote custom software for interfacing the various electronic devices require for his experiments and analyzing the data obtained from them. Since completing his Ph.D. in physical chemistry, he has worked in academia and the biotech industry while continually teaching on a part-time basis. He has been serving as a part-time lecturer in computer science at Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis for seven years teaching courses in programming, data analysis, and database design.

Michael Vine is a senior IT professional who specializes in data warehousing and business intelligence. Beyond corporate life, he has taught computer science classes at the university and college level and authored many software programming books.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Visual Basic for Applications with Excel Chapter 2 - Beginning Programs with VBA Chapter 3 - Procedures and Conditions Chapter 4 - Loops and Arrays Chapter 5 - Basic Excel Objects Chapter 6 - Enhancing VBA Programs: Adding Multimedia and Intelligence Chapter 7 - UserForms and Additional Controls Chapter 8 - Data Access, File I/O, Error Handling, and Debugging Chapter 9 - Excel Charts Chapter 10 - VBA Shapes
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2003

    Software missing or incorrect

    Publisher advertises that CD ROM with source code for all examples in the book is available. Do not set your hopes too high, many programs - those more significant - are simply missing on the CD ROM and those that are there have errors and do not execute. Since one of the best approaches to learn programming is to analyze already existing code publisher lost an excellent opportunity to make a really important contribution to those of us that are learning VBA. Lack of any phone number for the follow-up makes impossible to find out what happened with the missing programs.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 23, 2012

    Lack of support means no use to an absolute beginner

    Fundamentally a good well written book, which is easy to follow - if you are already an experienced programmer. The problem is that the promised example code does not seem to be available. There is no CD with the book and whilst the "website" is constantly mentioned for obtainining the code, the site address is not given in the book, nor by any published or seller websites I have visited. The tradgedy is that with the code it would be a good book for a beginner; without it, it is only of use to someone who already understands programming.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2003

    Try the 'Dummies' book instead

    There are no VBA classes available in my geographical location, so I am trying to learn solely thru books. After the first couple of chapters, I found that the sample code in the book just didn't seem to work. Each chapter seem to be missing something that I needed to understand the concept and make things work properly. This book is not for absolute beginners. You need to know what is missing, for it to make sense.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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