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Expert Access 2007 Programming shows experienced developers how to create professional-level Access database applications. The authors—software engineers on the Access development team at Microsoft—show how to apply software engineering methodologies to Access application development. The book is organized to cover all phases of Access development.
The authors demonstrate techniques for creating Access controls, forms, and reports that help streamline development and produce more user-friendly applications. They also cover such overlooked areas as custom deployment and documentation. The book contains many useful code examples designed so they can be used with minimal modification.
About the Author
Rob Cooper is a Test Lead on the Access team at Microsoft. He started at Microsoft as a support engineer in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1998 and joined the Access 2003 test team in Redmond in 2001. During the Access 2007 release, he led the security efforts across the test team and worked on several new features including disabled mode, database encryption, Office Trust Center, and sorting, grouping, and totals. Rob also led efforts around the Access object model and continues to provide direction around programmability and security in Access.
A long-time fan of Access, Rob is a frequent speaker at the Seattle Access Group and PNWADG meetings and has written for the Microsoft Knowledge Base and Access Advisor. Aside from writing code in Access and C#, he also enjoys spending time with his family watching movies, going to the zoo and aquarium, and hanging out in and around Seattle.
Michael Tucker is a Software Design Engineer on the Microsoft Access test team in Redmond. He joined Microsoft in 1993 as a Product Support Engineer supporting the very first release of Microsoft Access, and has been passionate about Access ever since. During the Access 2007 release, he worked on the new ACE database engine, and owned the complex data and SharePoint workflow integration features.
Michael designed and coordinated implementation of the test automation infrastructure used by the test team. He also has previous experience as a Test Lead and Program Manager on a variety of products at Microsoft. His specialties include SQL, data normalization, and object model design, and anything related to his passions for airplanes, airports, and traveling the world.
Table of Contents
Part I: Programming Access Applications.
Chapter 1: Overview of Programming for Access.
Chapter 2: Extending Applications Using the Windows API.
Chapter 3: Programming Class Modules.
Chapter 4: Debugging, Error Handling, and Coding Practices.
Part II: Data Manipulation.
Chapter 5: Parsing Data.
Chapter 6: Using SQL to Retrieve Data and Manipulate Objects.
Chapter 7: Managing Data.
Part III: Interacting with the Application.
Chapter 8: Using Code to Add Advanced Functionality to Forms.
Chapter 9: Using Code to Add Advanced Functionality to Reports.
Chapter 10: Using Automation to Add Functionality.
Chapter 11: Creating Dynamic Ribbon Customizations.
Part IV: Finalizing the Application.
Chapter 12: Configuration and Extensibility.
Chapter 13: Personalization and Security.
Chapter 14: Deployment.
Chapter 15: Help and Documentation.
Appendix A: Programming Tips and Tricks.
Appendix B: Query Performance.
Appendix C: Pattern Reference.