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ISBN-13: 978-0470591666 ISBN-10: 0470591668 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 1272 pages
  • Publisher: Wrox; 1 edition (August 9, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470591668
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470591666
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.5 x 2.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
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From the Back Cover

Build robust database applications with Access 2010

Microsoft Access 2010 offers a rich set of features and design tools for storing, analyzing, and viewing data, along with the inherent ability to connect to a large variety of data sources. With this book, you'll discover the benefits of using the newest features to build small- to medium-scale database applications, integrate with other programs, create Web applications, and upgrade existing solutions.

Access 2010 Programmer's Reference:

  • Shows you how to program VBA and macros for Access, including use of error handling, best practices, and helpful tips

  • Provides code examples that demonstrate how to enhance and extend the functionality of Access applications

  • Shows when, why, and how to use DAO and ADO in VBA

  • Demonstrates how to build Access applications that leverage SharePoint®, SQL Server®, Excel®, XML, and other sources

  • Discusses deployment considerations, such as working with mixed platforms and versions, 64-bit Office, Access Runtime, Access and database security, and upgrading and conversions

Wrox Programmer's References are designed to give the experienced developer straight facts on a new technology, without hype or unnecessary explanations. They deliver hard information with plenty of practical examples to help you apply new tools to your development projects today. Programmer Forums

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About the Author

Teresa Hennig is a Microsoft Access MVP, and is President of the Seattle Access Group and the Pacific Northwest Access Developer Group. Her company, Data Dynamics NW, has been creating Access solutions since 1997.

Rob Cooper is a senior test lead at Microsoft. During the Access 2010 release, he led the team that worked on exciting new features such as the Macro Designer, Navigation Control, and Web Browser Control.

Geoffrey Griffith has more than 13 years experience with Access. He began his Access life working in Access 2.0 and eventually worked on the Microsoft Access Team for the Access 2007 release.

Jerry Dennison is a Microsoft Access MVP and has been developing custom and commercial Access applications since 1991. He is the owner of TradeIt! Software Support Services, an Access-based barter management solution.

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This book is well written and very thorough.
Frank M. Guthrie
Access 2010 Programmer's Reference is a well-written, well-thought-out, and very helpful book.
Laurin M. Linson
Very well suited for the 'grown' and 'growing' Access developers!
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58 of 62 people found the following review helpful By quietstorm on September 26, 2011
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It's not a bad book. I read the entire book even though I was disappointed early on (see my gripe about the index later in the review). To be brutally honest there are some classics out there that are better, and I am using some of them. But they are getting dated and I wanted to learn some new things and particularly get a good feel for the new version of Access 2010.

The style of sample code and follow-along examples is different from book to book. I prefer verbose and well-illustrated examples. The examples in this book are not quite to my liking, but some of you may find you prefer it. I won't try to explain further because if you've read a number of books you already know how examples and sample code are handled quite differently. I should mention the style of examples in this book varys a bit from chapter to chapter.

This book is the product of several/many authors and contributors; different authors wrote different chapters. Some of the chapters deliver advanced concepts in a terse style. Some of you will have to reread things carefully before moving on. Again, some of you may prefer this. In my case, I'd rather have more illuminating explanations.

There no good "war stories" or anecdotes about crazy bugs or situations they've encountered and had to work through. By contrast, in the famous Access 2002 Developers Handbook (which you should all have or get right now) the authors are willing to share gripes about things like misspelled property names and weird wildcard conventions or the like.

If you're like me, these tales from the trenches and even a little humor really bring a book to life, and the closest this book gets is rah rah coverage of "new and exciting" features in Access 2010.
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Laurin M. Linson on September 14, 2010
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Access 2010 Programmer's Reference is a well-written, well-thought-out, and very helpful book. It's another winner for the team of authors who wrote it.

Not only are the technical details of Access programming in-depth, complete and accurate, and exceptionally well-explained, the features and functions of Access that they are used to implement or supplement are thoroughly explained, too -- just so your memory will be refreshed on those with which you are already familiar and you can learn the ones that are new to this release of the Access product.

I have used Access since its Version 1.0, lead an Access user group, and have been honored by being recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for the product. But I wouldn't willingly start an Access 2010 project that I knew would involve code without having this book close at hand. I'm happy to let these extremely knowledgeable authors "do some heavy lifting" for me in identifying new functions and features, and investing the time and energy to determine and document exactly how those functions and features actually work.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Office Access MVP
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Luiz C. C. Rocha on May 21, 2011
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This is a very well written book.

At the same time, it's comprehensive and straight to the point: it covers almost all the possible topics about Access development, and on each topic it shows what is important to know, it does not waste reader's time. It explains why features are built this or that way, instead of only listing what the features are. In other words, it's a BOOK, not a MANUAL.

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned Access developer (new to Access 2010), you will find this book to be very valuable.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Headley on May 4, 2011
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As an experienced Access programmer I have read various parts of the Access 2010 Programmer's Reference. As with the Access 2007 Programmer's Reference, this book is easy to read and well organized. There is a significant amount of knowledge contained in its pages. Beginners through advanced users will find this book informative and helpful.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Crystal on September 25, 2010
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The depth of knowledge contained in the "Access 2010 Programmers Reference" is impressive - and so is the writing and readability. Detail is balanced well: good foundation if the concept is new and thorough enough to unveil the nuts & bolts. I recommend this book to anyone who needs a top reference for Access 2010 that is enjoyable to read.

This well-written tome flows like a novel with an index worthy of an encyclopedia. It exposes the power of Access in a style that is easy to read. 2010 brings an new way of looking at things ... this book provides understanding and critical perspectives that are necessary for effective database design.

Clear instructions, good examples, great tips, and valuable techniques make this an important book for developers who have built applications in Access for years to those of you who are beginning to wet your toes with Access.

While the text is generally easy to follow, there are sections that I had to read a few times to comprehend, such as the subtleties of BrowseTo. Some of the screen shots were also too small for me to read without getting a magnifier ... which I have <smile>

Overall, the "Access 2010 Programmers Reference" met my high expectations (since the 2007 version is outstanding). I give it the top rating. Thank you Rob, Geoff, Jerry, Teresa :), and others who contributed ... Ben, Doug, Albert, Armen, Jeff, Garry, Steve, Larry, Dane, and more. You gave me knowledge and inspired ideas that will empower me to build more challenging applications. My book will get tattered though ... already has worn and marked-up pages ;)

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