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VBA Basics

Several years ago, Microsoft estimated that more than three million people used Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Although the precise figure certainly remains open to debate, it's fair to say that Visual Basic and VBA, taken together, constitute the most popular programming language in the history of computing.

Visual Basic for Applications version 6.3 is a key component of Office 2003. It bears a striking resemblance to Visual Basic 6.0 (VB), an older version of Microsoft's mainstream full-strength programming language. Newer versions of VB have supplanted VB6, in terms of both functionality and user interface, but its legacy lives on in Office. Most notably, the development environment—the place where you write and test programs—is almost indistinguishable in VB6 and VBA. The same tools are available in both products, the same commands work in both, and many of the language constructs are identical.


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