Who is this book for?If you've never written VBA code before this book will show you how. This book is for Access developers who:Are comfortable with all aspects of the interactive use of AccessAre already able to design simple relational databasesWant to learn VBA skills from first principlesWant to learn how to develop professional-grade Access applicationsWhat you will learnThis unique book provides the easiest possible route to mastering professional Microsoft Access VBA programming. Both IT professionals and absolute beginners will love the book as it avoids needless technical jargon and concisely explains everything you need in a simple and no-nonsense way.The emphasis throughout the book is on solid, professional coding practices and techniques. Instead of simple code snippets the book takes you through the process of developing a high-quality, sophisticated Access application entirely from scratch. By the end of the course you will have a working and complete application that can be used as the basis for your own real-world commercial projects.Amongst other things you'll learn how to: Understand the Object-Orientated paradigmCreate a custom function libraryImplement custom error handling to eliminate program crashesAnalyse, understand and improve wizard-generated codeImplement filters using option group controlsAdd interactive helpImplement popup browse formsCreate self-updating combo boxesUnderstand scope and use module-level and global-level constantsImplement VBA validations to enforce complex business rulesCreate dialog-driven reportsExport Access data to Word document templates with a single clickCreate an elegant user interface with custom menus and tool barsFinalize applications for delivery to your clientsThe Smart Method develop and run IT courses and have provided consultancy and training services to many of the world's largest companies in England, Europe and America. This book is also used as the basis of The Smart Method's Access VBA course. If you need to teach Access VBA this book is equally useful as courseware. Companies who have taken Smart Method courses include:AOL Time Warner, Daimler Chrysler, HSBC, Barclays, American Express, Allied Irish Banks, Imperial Tobacco, Motorola, Volvo, The BBC, British Petroleum, The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Unilever, The Institute of Chartered Accountants, The Ministry of Defence, Keele University, Deutsche Bank, Transport For London, The Performing Rights Society, Scottish Power, The Office of the Parliamentary Ombudsman, BAE Systems, Marks & Spencer, Virgin, 02, BMW .. and many, many others.
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