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    Re: Books for beginners (VB)

    Are you looking to learn VB6 or VBA? And for what application? If it's VBA, the differences between Access and Word, for example, are substantial enough that you really want a book that is focused on VBA for Application X.
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    Re: Books for beginners (VB)

    Well, I'm not sure-I believe it would be VBA for Access 2k- I'm building (with much help from the Lounge!) an A2k database and getting into some coding. I'm the type of person who likes to try and figure stuff out on my own, but with books, they must be very clear and have good examples to follow. At this point I'm giving a go at automating some of my features, but I'm wearing poor HansV out!

    Thanks for any help,

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    Re: Books for beginners (VB)

    That's what I suspected, as I had seen some of your posts in Access. Unfortunately, my favorite book on Access VBA may not be available - WROX. who published it has apparently been sold, and the future of its books is a bit uncertain. The title is/was "Beginning Access 2000 VBA" - you might still be able to find it in some bookstores. Amazon does show it still on their website too, so that's worth a shot. I also note that the WROX stie is still up - http://www.wrox.com. There are some other books that claim to be for beginners, but I can't vouch for any of them.

    Finally, I'm going to move the entire thread to Access, as most Access VBA discussion goes on there - it's enough different that we try not to clutter up the VB/VBA forum with Access issues.
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    Re: Books for beginners (VB)

    Wendell,

    Thanks for the info. I spoke to our database guru here and he's gonna send me the '97 version of the same book in the meantime. Do you think it will be sufficient?

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    Re: Books for beginners (VB)

    Actually, that's the version I started with and still have. It doesn't cover ADO, but since DAO is still supported through 2002, that shouldn't be a problem. Hope it meets your needs - it did mine.
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    Books for beginners (Access VBA)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by WendellB on 03-Jun-03 17:50. Edited Title to match subject)</P>Can someone reccommend a good VB book for me? I've never taken a class and am just starting some very rudimentary programming, but am needing lots of help. Is there a "Teach Yourself" book out there of any quality?

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    Re: Books for beginners (VB)

    There is a Beginning Access 2002 VBA from WROX Press, which may still be available even though the publisher is defunct. There isn't too much of it that would not apply to A2k.
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    Re: Books for beginners (VB)

    You might also want to check out this thread which begins with <post#=258483>post 258483</post#> and deals with the same question. A couple of other books are mentioned, and <!profile=Drew>Drew<!/profile> has a link to VBA tutorial on website. Also, it appears that WROX may actually survive in some form - I ran across some recent info that indicated that their assets had been bought by a couple of companies, and that at least some of their best selling books, including Beginning VBA would be kept on the shelves.
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    Re: Books for beginners (VB)

    Just an FYI, I have a little VB tutorial. Download VBA_Training.zip from this page: http://www.wolfwars.com/Articles/articles.htm .

    It was written for 97, but 2000 isn't all that different. The basics are all the same.

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    Re: Books for beginners (VB)

    If you're going to be doing Access database and VBA work, I'd very strongly recommend the Access Developers Handbook (97,2000,2002) by Getz. Litwin, Gunderloy
    - it really is the bible for Access <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>
    - well in my opinion anyway <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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