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Thread: VBA/.net/XML??? (2002/2003)
2004-03-16, 18:53 #1
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Well, after quite a few years of me muddling through the code and just playing with it to get it to work right in our templates, I finally get to go take a class. Now, what I need to know is what do I need to learn. I know the code in XP is still VBA. But, what do I need to know for 2003? Does it still use VBA? Do I need to learn .net or XML?
Any pointers would be appreciated.
2004-03-16, 19:36 #2
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Re: VBA/.net/XML??? (2002/2003)
I believe there have been some discussions of this on the General Office Solutions board, but perhaps it was on the VB/VBA board... in short, if you are a developer at heart, it pays to start looking ahead, even though VBA works perfectly fine in Office 2003 and .Net can be difficult to integrate. On the other hand, if your time and budget for development toys, I mean tools, is limited, stick with VBA.
If you take an Office 2003 class, you will hear about how XML has been integrated into Office for use with forms and in various other nooks and crannies. It would be really useful to learn how to create the schema file (XSD?) that defines the form fields if you are the one who supports those sorts of applications in your organization. But whether you want to learn about the interface between VBA and XML, I don't know. I've only experimented with it once, and I probably could have done it faster with a database file. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>