By Alan Simpson
* This pleasant, easy-to-use advisor exhibits skilled entry clients how you can use * VBA (Visual uncomplicated for purposes) to construct entry databases and functions, but in addition covers programming basics for nonprogrammers * contains useful, ready-to-use VBA code examples that readers can variety or replica and paste from the net into their very own database tasks * Explains simple VBA abilities and ideas for nonprogrammers, comparable to techniques, variables, and loops * Covers extra complex subject matters, resembling list units and different programming actions which are precise to entry programming * writer has written greater than 90 machine books and has been operating with databases because the early Eighties
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If an argument is optional, you can either type in an acceptable value for the argument or just not use the argument at all. Either way, remember that you never type square brackets into your VBA code: The square brackets in the syntax chart are just there to indicate the optional arguments. The argument acts as a placeholder for some actual value that you’ll later pass to the procedure. If you have any experience at all using Access expressions, you’re familiar with arguments. For example, in the expression Sqr(81), 81 is the value being passed to the Sqr() (square root) function.
After you type the first argument, you have to type a comma before you start typing the second argument and so forth. The VBA editor won’t know that you’re ready to type the next argument until you type that comma. And finally, you have to type the closing parenthesis at the end of the statement. If you mess it up, you’ll get a compile error as soon as you press the Enter key. All you can do is click OK and try again. ) Getting back to the MsgBox() keyword and its arguments, you can see at the top of the first Help page (refer to Figure 3-4) that MsgBox() is actually a function that returns a value.
Here are two easy ways to close the Visual Basic editor and get back to the more familiar Access program window: ߜ Choose File➪Close and Return to Microsoft Office Access (see Figure 1-7). ߜ Press Alt+Q. 15 16 Part I: Introducing VBA Programming Figure 1-6: Move between the Visual Basic editor and Access. Taskbar buttons Visual Basic editor You can press Alt+F11 to switch back and forth between Access and the VBA editor at any time. The Visual Basic editor closes, its taskbar button disappears, and you’re returned to the Access program window.
Access VBA Programming For Dummies by Alan Simpson