Solved Tips on good books on programming VBA (1 Viewer)

lodmark

Member
Local time
Today, 05:09
Joined
Jul 24, 2020
Messages
174
I am thinking of buying some books where I can learn about programming VBA for MS Access.
I'm not a direct beginner, I understand how the code is connected in principle, but I do not understand all the new features that have been added in recent years.
My programming knowledge comes from Basic from the early 80's and PHP and mySQL for the web from the 10's.
I think it would have been good if the book had contained a good reference to all the features included in the VBA.
I am happy to receive tips on books.
Thanks!
Leif
 

Pat Hartman

Super Moderator
Staff member
Local time
Yesterday, 23:09
Joined
Feb 19, 2002
Messages
30,597
My favorites are both old but still relevant.
The Access Cookbook (#2)
Access Solutions

Both give you examples of how to do stuff that Access doesn't do natively. However, since they are old and Access has moved on, Access now does some of the things that the books tell you how to do. Don't let that stop you from buying them.
 

tmyers

Active member
Local time
Yesterday, 23:09
Joined
Sep 8, 2020
Messages
506
You are probably past it, but I found the For Dummies books to be very helpful. They seemed (to me) to touch on the basics as well as some of the more advanced things in Access and VBA.
 

isladogs

CID VIP
Local time
Today, 04:09
Joined
Jan 14, 2017
Messages
14,246
The best ever Access books in my opinion were the two volume Access 2000 Developers Handbook. A 2002 edition also exists.
As they are 20 years old, recent features aren't included but almost all of the books remains relevant today.
Although long since out of print, both are still available at a low price second hand and thoroughly recommended.

If you are OK with videos, try the free Access developers course of over 100 videos by Steve Bishop. These start with the basics and progress through to highly advanced topics
 

SurreyNick

Member
Local time
Today, 04:09
Joined
Feb 12, 2020
Messages
127
I use Access 2010 and would recommend:
Access 2010 VBA Programming Inside Out by Andrew Couch

I haven't checked but there might be a revised edition for more recent versions of Access
 

The_Doc_Man

Immoderate Moderator
Staff member
Local time
Yesterday, 22:09
Joined
Feb 28, 2001
Messages
18,723
I have the Ac97 Developer's Handbook as part of a four-volume set: Access, Excel, Office, and Developer Edition Reference Library. Interesting books. No, not for sale. And as Colin notes, somewhat dated by now.
 

Cronk

Registered User.
Local time
Today, 15:09
Joined
Jul 4, 2013
Messages
2,459
Like isladogs, I'm a fan of Access 2000 Developers Handbook and 2002 Desktop by Getz Litwin et al. They are comprehensive. The page count of the latter book was over 1400. There was also an Enterprise edition of the 2002 book. Don't refer to them much now, but they are kept within arms length of my desk.
 

NauticalGent

CopyPaster of the First Order
Local time
Yesterday, 23:09
Joined
Apr 27, 2015
Messages
3,140
An addition for your library....
 

Attachments

  • MicrosoftSQLServerNotesForProfessionals.pdf
    2.6 MB · Views: 18

lodmark

Member
Local time
Today, 05:09
Joined
Jul 24, 2020
Messages
174
This is what I ordered:
"Access 2019 Bible", Michael Alexander, Richard Kusleika
"Access 2019 For Dummies", Laurie A Ulrich, Ken Cook
"Access Solutions: Tips, Tricks and Secrets from Microsoft Access MVPS", Arvin Meyer, Douglas J Steele

I have not received any of them yet but look forward to reading a lot during the holidays this Christmas.
Thanks for all the tips!
Leif
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top Bottom