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Excel Programming with VBA Starter

By : Robert F Martin
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Excel Programming with VBA Starter

By: Robert F Martin

Overview of this book

Do you have repetitive tasks that you would like to get rid of for good? Would you like to integrate Office Applications in order to streamline some of your tasks? Then look no further. This compact book will provide you with the knowledge to get your VBA programming off the ground and up to a comfortable cruising speed. "Excel Programming with VBA Starter" was born out of the need to have a short, but yet all-encompassing book that would give you a solid foundation in programming with Visual Basic for Applications. This book will enable you to harness the power of VBA in Excel and put it to good use throughout the course of your working day.Can't find properties and methods of an object? Don't know what a property, method or object is? Covering simple and advanced topics, create powerful, reusable examples such as IO, picking files from within Excel and automatically attaching them to e-mails. Learn and use the concept of encapsulation to condense code into bite-size methods to be easily accessed from within your projects, plus much more.
Table of Contents (8 chapters)

Top features you'll want to know about

In this section, you will learn about some VBA programming features that you will certainly want to know about. Here, you will learn how to work with enumeration, classes, and external libraries.

We will kick off by looking at enumeration.


The first question that might pop into your mind is, "What the heck is enumeration?" As the name suggests, it enumerates something, but what? As a rule of thumb, enumeration is a group of constants. So, supposing you have an object, it is likely that this object has a color property. Therefore, you could have a "Color" group. Then you could enumerate the colors you want to use in your code. This will make life easier when determining which color to use, given that you simply declare the enumerator and choose one of its values when the times comes.

Take a look at the following screenshot:

Here, we have a FileDialog property (which is a member of the Application class) that takes FileDialogType as an argument...