Best VBA book

Mjoza

Board Regular
What are the best VBA books out there for beginners?

I have been very impressed with some of the things that can be done using VBA and now I think I should really learn more.

Thanks
 

Michael M

Well-known Member
Hi
Have a look through this list provided by Hiker95 for books / training / videos / VBA sites
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Training / Books / Sites:

How to Learn to Write Macros 
http://articles.excelyogi.com/playin...ba/2008/10/27/

How to use the macro recorder 
http://articles.excelyogi.com/

Click here and scroll down to Getting Started with VBA. 
http://www.datapigtechnologies.com/ExcelMain.htm

If you are serious about learning VBA try 
http://www.add-ins.com/vbhelp.htm

Excel Tutorials and Tips - VBA - macros - training 
http://www.mrexcel.com/articles.shtml

See David McRitchie's site if you just started with VBA
http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/getstarted.htm

Debra Dalgleish has some notes how to implement macros here:
http://www.contextures.com/xlvba01.html

David McRitchie has an intro to macros:
http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/getstarted.htm

Ron de Bruin's intro to macros:
http://www.rondebruin.nl/code.htm

Creating custom functions
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ex...117011033.aspx

Writing Your First VBA Function in Excel
http://www.exceltip.com/st/Writing_Y...Excel/631.html

http://www.excel-vba.com/
http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/getstarted.htm
http://www.exceltip.com/excel_links.html

(livelessons video)
Excel VBA and Macros with MrExcel
ISBN: 0-7897-3938-0
http://www.amazon.com/Excel-Macros-M...7936479&sr=1-1

http://www.xl-central.com/index.html

http://www.datapigtechnologies.com/ExcelMain.htm

Dependent validation lists. Debra has a neat little tutorial here.
http://www.contextures.com/xlDataVal02.html 

Cascading queries
http://www.tushar-mehta.com/excel/ne...ing_dropdowns/

http://www.contextures.com/xlDataVal05.html 


Excel Data Validation - Add New Items
http://www.contextures.com/excel-dat...ation-add.html

Programming The VBA Editor - Created by Chip Pearson at Pearson Software Consulting LLC
This page describes how to write code that modifies or reads other VBA code.
http://www.cpearson.com/Excel/vbe.aspx

Locating files containing VBA
Searching Files in Subfolders for VBA code string:
http://www.dailydoseofexcel.com/arch...a-code-string/

http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-978054.php

Excel 2003 Power Programming with VBA, by John Walkenbach

VBA and Macros for Microsoft Excel, by Bill Jelen "Mr.Excel" and Tracy Syrstad

Excel Hacks 100 Industrial-Strength Tips & Tools, by David & Traina Hawley

VBA and Macros for Microsoft Excel 2007, by Bill Jelen "Mr.Excel" and Tracy Syrstad

Excel 2007 Book: you can try this...there is a try before you buy ebook available at this link…
http://www.mrexcel.com/learnexcel2.shtml 

DonkeyOte: My Recommended Reading:

Volatility
http://www.decisionmodels.com/calcsecretsi.htm

Sumproduct
http://www.xldynamic.com/source/xld.SUMPRODUCT.html

Arrays
http://www.xtremevbtalk.com/showthread.php?t=296012

Pivot Intro
http://peltiertech.com/Excel/Pivots/pivotstart.htm

Email from XL - VBA
http://www.rondebruin.nl/sendmail.htm

Outlook VBA
http://www.outlookcode.com/article.aspx?ID=40

Function Dictionary
http://www.xlfdic.com/

Function Translations
http://www.piuha.fi/excel-function-name-translation/

Dynamic Named Ranges
http://www.contextures.com/xlNames01.html

And, as your skills increase, try answering posts on sites like:
http://www.mrexcel.com/
http://www.excelforum.com/
http://www.ozgrid.com/
http://www.vbaexpress.com/portal.php
http://p2p.wrox.com/excel-vba-79/


Where to paste code in VBE VBA
Introducing the Excel VBA Editor
http://www.ask.com/web?qsrc=2417&o=1...cel+VBA+Editor

VBA for Excel (Macros)
http://www.excel-vba.com/excel-vba-contents.htm

VBA Lesson 11: VBA Code General Tips and General Vocabulary
http://www.excel-vba.com/vba-code-2-1-tips.htm

Excel VBA -- Adding Code to a Workbook
http://www.contextures.com/xlvba01.html 

Explanation and Examples of VBA
http://www.beyondtechnology.com/vba.shtml

Training for Excel, Access, VBA, with free downloads and course notes
http://www.fontstuff.com/excel/index.htm

VBA samples for Excel and outlook, couple of video tutorials

http://www.codeforexcelandoutlook.com

More VBA samples
http://msmvps.com/blogs/nateoliver

Simple short VBA for beginners with explanations
http://www.angelfire.com/biz7/julian_s/julian/julians_macros.htm#J
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hiker95

Well-known Member
Mjoza,


Training / Books / Sites

MrExcel's Products: Books, CDs, Podcasts Discuss topics related to Holy Macro! Products: Learn Excel from MrExcel, VBA and Macros for Microsoft Excel,Holy Macro! It's 2500 VBA Examples CD, Guerilla Data Analysis Using Microsoft Excel and Excel Knowledge Base CD and the MrExcel Podcasts.
http://www.mrexcel.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=19

How to Learn to Write Macros
http://articles.excelyogi.com/playin...ba/2008/10/27/

How to use the macro recorder
http://articles.excelyogi.com/

Click here and scroll down to Getting Started with VBA.
http://www.datapigtechnologies.com/ExcelMain.htm

If you are serious about learning VBA try
http://www.add-ins.com/vbhelp.htm

Excel Tutorials and Tips - VBA - macros - training
http://www.mrexcel.com/articles.shtml

See David McRitchie's site if you just started with VBA
http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/getstarted.htm

What is a Visual Basic Module?
http://www.emagenit.com/VBA Folder/what_is_a_vba_module.htm

Debra Dalgleish has some notes how to implement macros here:
http://www.contextures.com/xlvba01.html

David McRitchie has an intro to macros:
http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/getstarted.htm

Ron de Bruin's intro to macros:
http://www.rondebruin.nl/code.htm

Creating custom functions
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel/HA011117011033.aspx

Writing Your First VBA Function in Excel
http://www.exceltip.com/st/Writing_Your_First_VBA_Function_in_Excel/631.html

Where to paste code in VBE VBA
Introducing the Excel VBA Editor
http://www.ask.com/web?qsrc=2417&o=101881&l=dis&q=Where+to+paste+code+in+the+Excel+VBA+Editor

VBA for Excel (Macros)
http://www.excel-vba.com/excel-vba-contents.htm

VBA Lesson 11: VBA Code General Tips and General Vocabulary
http://www.excel-vba.com/vba-code-2-1-tips.htm

Excel VBA -- Adding Code to a Workbook
http://www.contextures.com/xlvba01.html

http://www.excel-vba.com/
http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/getstarted.htm
http://www.exceltip.com/excel_links.html

(livelessons video)
Excel VBA and Macros with MrExcel
ISBN: 0-7897-3938-0
http://www.amazon.com/Excel-Macros-M...7936479&sr=1-1

Learn to debug:
http://www.cpearson.com/excel/debug.htm

Excel Tutorials / Video Tutorials - Functions
http://www.contextures.com/xlFunctions02.html

http://www.xl-central.com/index.html

http://www.datapigtechnologies.com/ExcelMain.htm

Cascading queries

http://www.tushar-mehta.com/excel/ne...ing_dropdowns/

Excel VLOOKUP Function and VLOOKUP Example
http://www.contextures.com/xlFunctions02.html

INDEX MATCH - Excel Index Function and Excel Match Function
http://www.contextures.com/xlFunctions03.html

http://www.contextures.com/xlDataVal02.html
http://www.contextures.com/xlDataVal05.html
http://www.contextures.com/xlDataVal08.html#Larger

Excel Data Validation - Add New Items
http://www.contextures.com/excel-data-validation-add.html

Programming The VBA Editor - Created by Chip Pearson at Pearson Software Consulting LLC
This page describes how to write code that modifies or reads other VBA code.
http://www.cpearson.com/Excel/vbe.aspx

Locating files containing VBA
Searching Files in Subfolders for VBA code string:
http://www.dailydoseofexcel.com/arch...a-code-string/

http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-978054.php

Excel 2003 Power Programming with VBA (Excel Power Programming With Vba)
by John Walkenbach

VBA and Macros for Microsoft Excel, by Bill Jelen "Mr.Excel" and Tracy Syrstad

Excel Hacks 100 Industrial-Strength Tips & Tools, by David & Traina Hawley

VBA and Macros for Microsoft Excel 2007, by Bill Jelen "Mr.Excel" and Tracy Syrstad

Excel 2007 Book: you can try this...there is a try before you buy ebook available at this link…
http://www.mrexcel.com/learnexcel2.shtml

Professional Excel Development
by Stephen/ Bovey, Rob/ Green, John Bullen (Paperback - Feb 11, 2005)

Excel 2002 VBA: Programmers Reference
by Rob Bovey, Stephen Bullen, John Green, and Robert Rosenberg (Paperback - Sep 26, 2001)

VB & VBA in a Nutshell: The Language
(http://www.amazon.co.uk/VB-VBA-Nutsh...4671189&sr=1-2)

Writing Excel Macros with VBA
(http://www.amazon.co.uk/Writing-Exce...4671189&sr=1-3)

User Form Creation
http://www.contextures.com/xlUserForm01.html

DonkeyOte: My Recommended Reading
Volatility
http://www.decisionmodels.com/calcsecretsi.htm

Sumproduct
http://www.xldynamic.com/source/xld.SUMPRODUCT.html
http://www.xldynamic.com/source/xld.SUMPRODUCT.html

Arrays
http://www.xtremevbtalk.com/showthread.php?t=296012

Pivot Intro
http://peltiertech.com/Excel/Pivots/pivotstart.htm

Sync Pivot Tables
http://www.mrexcel.com/forum/showthr...g+pivot+tables
Check out rorya's post at the very bottom of this link. It should do the trick:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Soft..._22844558.html
Multiple pivot tables 1 filter to control all
http://www.excelforum.com/excel-prog...ntrol-all.html

Email from XL - VBA
http://www.rondebruin.nl/sendmail.htm

Outlook VBA
http://www.outlookcode.com/article.aspx?ID=40

Function Dictionary
http://www.xlfdic.com/

Function Translations
http://www.piuha.fi/excel-function-name-translation/

Dynamic Named Ranges
http://www.contextures.com/xlNames01.html

How to create Excel Dashboards
http://www.contextures.com/excel-dashboards.html
http://chandoo.org/wp/excel-dashboards/
http://chandoo.org/wp/management-dashboards-excel/
http://www.exceldashboardwidgets.com/

Excel Dashboard / Scorecard Ebook
http://www.qimacros.com/excel-dashboard-scorecard.html

Templates
http://www.cpearson.com/Excel/Topic.aspx
http://www.contextures.com/excel-template-golf-scores.html

Mike Alexander from Data Pig Technologies
Excel 2007 Dashboards & Reports For Dummies

Date & Time stamping:
http://www.mcgimpsey.com/excel/timestamp.html

Get Formula / Formats thru custom functions:
http://dmcritchie.mvps.org/excel/formula.htm#GetFormat

A nice informative MS article "Improving Performance in Excel 2007"
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa730921.aspx

Progress Meters
http://www.andypope.info/vba/pmeter.htm
http://www.xcelfiles.com/ProgressBar.html
 

Michael M

Well-known Member
Yeah....still one of the best lists around !!!
Thanks to you !!
 

hiker95

Well-known Member
Michael M,

Hiker....you need to put them in the main list
They are there, but I usually do not include the title and 5 sites, when I post the constantly being updated training information.

I guess I should.
 

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