Microsoft Excel 2019 Programming by Example with VBA, XML, and ASP

  • 14h 9m
  • Julitta Korol
  • Mercury Learning
  • 2019

Updated for Excel 2019 and based on the bestselling editions from previous versions, Microsoft Excel 2019 Programming by Example with VBA, XML and ASP is a practical, how-to book on Excel programming, suitable for readers already proficient with the Excel user interface (UI). If you are looking to automate Excel routine tasks, this book will progressively introduce you to programming concepts via numerous illustrated hands-on exercises. More advanced topics are demonstrated via custom projects. From recording and editing a macro and writing VBA code to working with XML documents and using Classic ASP pages to access and display data on the Web, this book takes you on a programming journey that will change the way you work with Excel. The book provides information on performing automatic operations on files, folders, and other Microsoft Office applications. It also covers proper use of event procedures, testing and debugging, and guides you through programming advanced Excel features such as PivotTables, PivotCharts, and the Ribbon interface.


  • Contains 28 chapters loaded with illustrated "Hands-On" exercises and projects that guide you through the VBA programming language. Each example tells you exactly where to enter code, how to test it, and then run it.
  • Takes you from introductory topics--including recording and editing macros, using variables, and constants, writing subroutines/functions, conditional statements, and various methods of coding loops to repeat actions--to intermediate and advanced topics that include working with collections, class modules, arrays, file and database access, custom forms, error handling and debugging.
  • Includes comprehensive coverage of native file handling in VBA, Windows Scripting Host (WSH), and low-level File Access.
  • Demonstrates how to interact with Microsoft Access databases using both ADO and DAO Object Libraries to access and manipulate data.
  • Includes chapters on programming charts, PivotTables, dialog boxes, custom forms, the Ribbon, Backstage View, context/shortcut menu customizations, as well as proper use of event procedures and callbacks.
  • Provides a quick, “Hands-On” introduction to the data analysis and transformation processes using the Power Query feature and the “M” language formulas.
  • Provides a practical coverage of using Web queries, HTML, XML, and VBScript in Classic ASP to retrieve and publish Excel data to the Web.

About the Author

Since 1993, Julitta Korol (Long Island, NY) has published over two dozen computer books on using and programming Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access. Ms. Korol has completed professional certifications by Microsoft Corporation and the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA).

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Excel Macros—A Quick Start in Excel VBA Programming
  • Excel Programming Environment—A Quick Overview of its Tools and Features (VBE)
  • Excel VBA Fundamentals—A Quick Reference to Writing VBA Code
  • Excel VBA Procedures—A Quick Guide to Writing Function Procedures
  • Adding Decisions to Excel VBA Programs—A Quick Introduction to Conditional Statements
  • Adding Repeating Actions to Excel VBA Programs—A Quick Introduction to Looping Statements
  • Storing Multiple Values in Excel VBA Programs—A Quick Introduction to Working with Arrays
  • Keeping Track of Multiple Values in Excel VBA Programs—A Quick Introduction to Creating and Using Collections
  • Excel Tools for Testing and Debugging—A Quick Introduction to Testing VBA Programs
  • File and Folder Manipulation with VBA
  • File and Folder Manipulation with Windows Script Host (WSH)
  • Using Low-Level File Access
  • Using Excel VBA to Interact with other Applications
  • Using Excel with Microsoft Access
  • Event-Driven Programming
  • Using Dialog Boxes
  • Creating Custom Forms
  • Formatting Worksheets with VBA
  • Context Menu Programming and Ribbon Customizations
  • Printing and Sending Email from Excel
  • Using and Programming Excel Tables
  • Programming PivotTables and PivotCharts
  • Getting and Transforming Data in Excel 2019
  • Programming the Visual Basic Editor (VBE)
  • Calling Windows API Functions from VBA
  • HTML Programming and Web Queries
  • Excel and Active Server Pages
  • Using XML in Excel 2019


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