Chapter 1

What Is VBA?


Bullet Getting a conceptual overview of VBA

Bullet Finding out what you can do with VBA

Bullet Discovering the advantages and disadvantages of using VBA

Bullet Getting the lowdown on what VBA is

Bullet Staying Excel compatible

If you're eager to jump into VBA programming, hold your horses. This chapter is completely devoid of any hands-on training material. It does, however, contain some essential background information that assists you in becoming an Excel programmer. In other words, this chapter paves the way for everything else that follows and gives you a feel for how Excel programming fits into the overall scheme of the universe. It's not as boring as you might think, so please try to resist the urge to jump to Chapter 2.

Okay, So What Is VBA?

VBA, which stands for Visual Basic for Applications, is a programming language developed by Microsoft — you know, the company that tries to get you to buy a new version of Windows every few years. Excel, along with the other members ...

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