Introduction to VBA for Excel (2nd Revised edition)

Introduction to VBA for Excel (2nd Revised edition)

By: Steven C. Chapra (author)Paperback

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For introductory courses in Engineering and Computer Science. Teach your students to program and design user interfaces using Excel 2007. Introduction to VBA for Excel, 2e is an introductory text that is designed to instruct engineering and science students on how to develop programs using VBA within the Microsoft Excel environment. It is written for students at all levels and does not assume any previous programming experience. The new edition has been revised to bring it up-to-date with the Office 2007 environment.

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About Author

Steven C. Chapra presently holds the Louis Berger Chair for Computing and Engineering in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Tufts University. Dr. Chapra received engineering degrees from Manhattan College and the University of Michigan. Before joining the faculty at Tufts, he taught at Texas A&M University, the University of Colorado, and Imperial College, London. His research interests focus on surface water-quality modeling and advanced computer applications in environmental engineering. He has published over 50 refereed journal articles, 20 software packages and 6 books. He has received a number of awards including the 1987 ASEE Merriam/Wiley Distinguished Author Award, the 1993 Rudolph Hering Medal, and teaching awards from Texas A&M, the University of Colorado, and the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors.

Contents

Contents 1 If You've Never Programmed Before 1 1.1 The "Idea" of a Program 2 1.2 The Concept of Assignment 3 1.3 Decisions and Loops 4 1.3.1 Decisions 5 1.3.2 Loops 5 1.4 A Simple Example 6 2 Overview of VBA for Excel 8 2.1 The Excel/VBA Environment 9 2.2 An Excel Interface and a VBA Macro Program 9 2.2.1 Hands-on Exercise: A Simple Addition Program 10 2.3 Other Ways to Obtain and Display Information 16 3 Recording Macros 20 3.1 Macro Recording 21 3.1.1 Hands-on Exercise: Macro Recording to Format a Range of Cells 21 3.2 Absolute and Relative References 24 3.2.1 Hands-on Exercise: Absolute versus Relative Recording Mode 24 3.3 Using Macro Recording to Learn about VBA 27 3.3.1 Hands-on Exercise: Using a Macro Recording to Learn How to Count Data 27 3.4 What Keyboard Macros Can't Do 29 4 Customized Worksheet Functions 31 4.1 The "Idea" of a Function 32 4.2 Worksheet Function Macros 33 4.2.1 Hands-on Exercise: A Simple Worksheet Function Macro 33 5 Modular Programming 39 5.1 Sub Procedures 40 5.1.1 Hands-on Exercise: The Kick Calculator 41 5.2 Function Procedures 46 5.3 More about Procedure Arguments 47 5.3.1 Hands-on Exercise: The Behavior of the Parameter List 48 5.4 Passing by Value or by Reference 50 5.4.1 Hands-on Exercise: Passing by Value or by Reference 51 5.5 Static Variables 52 6 Object-oriented Programming 55 6.1 Objects, Properties, Methods, and Collections 56 6.1.1 Hands-on Exercise: OOP and a Recorded Macro 57 6.2 Using Oop for Input/Output 61 6.3 Learning More About Oop 62 7 Debugging and Testing 65 7.1 Debugging 66 7.2 The VBA Help Facility 66 7.2.1 Help Menu 66 7.2.2 Context-Sensitive Help and the F1 Key 68 7.2.3 Accessing Help from Error Messages 69 7.3 Built-in Debugging Capabilities 69 7.3.1 Passive Debugging: VBA Error Messages 69 7.3.2 Active Debugging 71 7.3.3 Hands-on Exercise: The VBA Debugger 72 7.4 Testing 73 8 Data Typing And Variable Scope 76 8.1 Data Types 77 8.1.1 Numeric Information 77 8.1.2 Character, or "String," Information 79 8.1.3 Logical, or "Boolean," Information 79 8.2 Type Declaration 80 8.2.1 Variant Data Type 80 8.2.2 The Dim Statement 81 8.2.3 Option Explicit 82 8.2.4 Hands-on Exercise: Run Time for Single and Double Precision 83 8.2.5 Type Declaration Characters 84 8.2.6 The Const Statement 85 8.3 Variable Scope and Lifetime 85 8.3.1 The Parameter List 86 8.3.2 Scope and Declaration 87 9 Computations 90 9.1 Computations 91 9.1.1 Operator Priority 91 9.1.2 Left to Right 92 9.2 Built-in Numeric Functions 93 9.2.1 Accessing Excel Functions from VBA 94 10 Strings and Dialog Boxes 99 10.1 String Functions and Manipulations 100 10.1.1 Concatenating and Parsing Strings 100 10.1.2 LCase and UCase 101 10.2 Message Boxes 103 10.2.1 Buttons 105 10.3 Input Boxes 107 10.3.1 Hands-on Exercise: Data Typing, String Functions, and Input Boxes 108 11 Structured Programming: Decisions 113 11.1 Structured Programming 114 11.2 Flowcharts 115 11.3 The If/Then/Else Decision Structure 116 11.3.1 Indentation 117 11.3.2 Single Decision Structure (If/Then) 118 11.3.3 Single-Line If Statement 119 11.4 If/Then/Elseif Structure 120 11.5 Select Case Structure 121 11.5.1 If/Then/ElseIf Versus Select Case 122 11.6 Nesting 123 11.7 Compound Logical Expressions 125 11.7.1 Logical Complements and DeMorgan's Theorem 128 12 Structured Programming: Loops 133 12.1 Decision Loops (Do/if Exit) 134 12.2 Count-controlled Loops 135 12.3 Nesting of Loops and Decisions 138 12.4 Recursion 139 12.4.1 Hands-on Exercise: Nonrecursive and Recursive Factorial Functions 140 13 Data Structures: Arrays and Records 147 13.1 Arrays 148 13.1.1 Hands-on Exercise: Loops and Arrays 150 13.1.2 Multidimensional Arrays 152 13.1.3 Changing an Array's Lower Bound 153 13.1.4 Passing Arrays to Procedures 153 13.1.5 Hands-on Exercise: The Bubble Sort 155 13.1.6 Dynamic Arrays and the ReDim Statement 157 13.2 Records 158 14 Creating and Accessing Files 164 14.1 Sequential Files 165 14.1.1 Hands-on Exercise: File Manipulations 167 14.2 Other File Operations 170 14.2.1 GetOpenFilename Method 170 14.2.2 GetSaveAsFilename Method 172 15 Custom Dialogue Boxes 175 15.1 A Simple Custom Dialogue Box 176 15.1.1 Hands-on Exercise: Developing a Simple Custom Dialogue Box 176 15.2 Custom Dialogue Boxes and Modules 183 15.2.1 Hands-on Exercise: Custom Dialogue Box and Modules 183 References 188 Index 189

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/06/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780132396677
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9780132396677
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 013239667X
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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