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Visual Basic tutorial: Which version?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by Kevryl, May 6, 2010.

  1. Kevryl

    Kevryl Flightless Bird

    I decided this evening to look for an online tutorial and start learning VB
    properly. I didn't get pass first base as I see there are different versions.
    I see there is VB6 and VB2008. I'm using Office 2007 now, 2010 soon, so which
    version should I learn and what are the differences? Ideally, I'd like to
    find a modulised tutorial that starts out at beginning level and progresses
    through the advanced levels.

    Suggestions?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Steve Rindsberg

    Steve Rindsberg Flightless Bird

    In article <5F76AF65-2843-4959-B20D-012EAD7D913B@microsoft.com>, Kevryl wrote:
    > I decided this evening to look for an online tutorial and start learning VB
    > properly. I didn't get pass first base as I see there are different versions.
    > I see there is VB6 and VB2008. I'm using Office 2007 now, 2010 soon, so which
    > version should I learn and what are the differences? Ideally, I'd like to
    > find a modulised tutorial that starts out at beginning level and progresses
    > through the advanced levels.


    Depending on what you want to do, VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) might be
    your best best, as it's built into all Office versions since 1997 (ignoring
    wayward Mac versions for the moment).

    It's quite similar to VB5 and VB6; most of the fundamentals you learn about
    either of them will also apply to VBA in Office.

    There's a fair bit of beginner's stuff at http://www.pptfaq.com in the
    Programming PowerPoint section. A lot of it is specific to PowerPoint but quite
    a bit applies more generally.
     
  3. Kevryl

    Kevryl Flightless Bird

    Thanks, Steve!

    "Steve Rindsberg" wrote:

    > In article <5F76AF65-2843-4959-B20D-012EAD7D913B@microsoft.com>, Kevryl wrote:
    > > I decided this evening to look for an online tutorial and start learning VB
    > > properly. I didn't get pass first base as I see there are different versions.
    > > I see there is VB6 and VB2008. I'm using Office 2007 now, 2010 soon, so which
    > > version should I learn and what are the differences? Ideally, I'd like to
    > > find a modulised tutorial that starts out at beginning level and progresses
    > > through the advanced levels.

    >
    > Depending on what you want to do, VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) might be
    > your best best, as it's built into all Office versions since 1997 (ignoring
    > wayward Mac versions for the moment).
    >
    > It's quite similar to VB5 and VB6; most of the fundamentals you learn about
    > either of them will also apply to VBA in Office.
    >
    > There's a fair bit of beginner's stuff at http://www.pptfaq.com in the
    > Programming PowerPoint section. A lot of it is specific to PowerPoint but quite
    > a bit applies more generally.
    >
    > .
    >
     

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