Access 2010 Programming with VBA


Prerequisites: Access 2010 Advanced

Appropriate introductory and advanced courses plus several weeks of practice. No programming experience is required..

Table Of Contents:

Getting Started

Introduction to Programming in Access
Why Program in Access?
Understanding the Development Environment
Using Visual Basic Help

Working with Procedures and Functions
Understanding Modules
Creating a Standard Module
Understanding Procedures
Creating a Sub Procedure
Calling Procedures
Using the Immediate Window to Call Procedures
Creating a Function Procedure
Naming Procedures
Organizing Code and Procedures
Working with the Code Editor

Understanding Objects
Understanding Classes and Objects
Navigating the Access Object Hierarchy
Understanding Collections
Using the Object Browser
Working with the Application Object
Understanding the Form Object
Working with Properties
Using the With Statement
Working with Methods
Understanding the DoCmd Object
Working with Events
Understanding the Order of Events

Using Expressions, Variables, and Intrinsic Functions
Understanding Expressions and Statements
Declaring Variables
Understanding Data Types
Working with Variable Scope
Working with Variable Lifetime
Considering Variable Scope and Lifetime Together
Using Intrinsic Functions
Understanding Constants
Using Intrinsic Constants
Using Message Boxes
Using Input Boxes

Controlling Program Execution
Understanding Control-of-Flow Structures
Working with Boolean Expressions
Using the If...End If Decision Structures
Using the Select Case...End Select Structure
Using the For...Next Structure
Using the For Each...Next Structure
Using the Do...Loop Structure
Guidelines for use of Branching Structures

Working with Recordsets
Declaring and Creating Object Variables
Working with the DAO Recordset Object

Debugging Code
Understanding Errors
Using Debugging Tools
Setting Breakpoints
Setting Break Expressions
Using Break Mode during Run Mode
Stepping through Code
Determining the Value of Expressions

Handling Errors
Understanding Error Handling
Understanding VBA's Error Trapping Options
Trapping Errors with the On Error Statement
Understanding the Err Object
Writing an Error-Handling Routine
Working with Inline Error Handling

Appendix - Working with the ADO Recordset Object