Access 2003 VBA Programmer's Reference by Patricia Cardoza, Teresa Hennig, Graham Seach, Armen Stein

By Patricia Cardoza, Teresa Hennig, Graham Seach, Armen Stein

What is that this publication about?

Its strength and brief studying curve have made entry Microsoft’s major client relational database administration approach for laptop functions. VBA permits you to faucet extra of that strength, responding to software point occasions, showing kinds and reviews, manipulating toolbars, and masses more.

In this e-book, a crack staff of programmers, together with Microsoft MVPs, exhibits you ways to take regulate of entry 2003 or 2002 utilizing VBA. You’ll learn how to create and identify variables, use DAO and ADO to control information, deal with mistakes accurately, create sessions and use APIs, and extra. a complete bankruptcy is dedicated to the alterations in entry 2003, together with new wizards and GUI positive aspects that in the past required VBA code in addition to new VBA features.

You’ll obtain an intensive schooling in approach defense, macro safeguard, and the entry Developer Extensions (ADE). you'll find the best way to entry facts with VBA, execute and debug VBA code, and use VBA with entry gadgets. eventually, you are going to research extra concerning the dating among entry and SQL Server, and the way to take advantage of VBA in entry to regulate and improve different place of work applications.

What does this e-book cover?

Here are the various issues you will find during this book:

  • How to exploit the integrated entry item library, utilizing entry instructions and executing them from any entry toolbar
  • What you must recognize to layout your individual periods, enforce universal APIs on your code, and use SQL to entry data
  • How to configure customized menus on your entry database applications
  • Ways to move details among entry and Excel, be aware, Outlook, and different workplace programs
  • How to teach or conceal whole sections of stories in keeping with information entered on a sort, or disguise shape fields in response to database login information
  • Object versions you should use whilst writing VBA code in entry, and an inventory of universal API capabilities to take advantage of on your code

Who is that this ebook for?

This e-book is a complete source for entry clients and VBA builders who are looking to elevate the facility of entry utilizing VBA. as well as event with VBA, you will have learn at the very least one educational masking VBA for Access.

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If you do this, Access actually adds code behind your combo box. Building Automation into Your Project Access can help you build a quick macro in response to a control’s event. There are two ways you can build an event: ❑ Click the Build button on the toolbar (it looks like a magic wand). ❑ Click to select the control and choose its properties. Click the Event tab of the Properties dialog box. When you click the event you want, an Ellipses icon will appear next to the event. Click the icon to launch the builder, as shown in Figure 1-15.

Not all actions have arguments. In particular the Beep, CancelEvent, FindNext, Maximize, Minimize, Restore, ShowAllRecords, and StopMacro actions don’t have arguments. Figure 2-5 shows a macro with several different actions. The Action Arguments is shown for the OpenForm action. For readability, some Access programmers like to group their actions in a macro, leaving a blank line between groups of actions. There’s nothing wrong with this practice; however, there’s no advantage to it either. 32 Access, VBA, and Macros Figure 2-5 Now that you’ve completed your macro, save you changes and exit.

As an extra precaution, the converter ensures that the original file is retained, and it will not let you replace the existing file with the newly converted file. So, unless the developer deletes or changes the original file, it will be there. After all, it may be needed as a reference to make an MDE or for any number of other reasons. Not to keep beating this drum, but this is unprecedented. We can do development work in Access 2003 and, when we think the application is ready, save a copy in the previous version’s file format and test it on the oldest platform that will host the application.

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