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- Microsoft to preview Access 95 featuring support for VBA. Ricciuti, Mike // InfoWorld;3/27/95, Vol. 17 Issue 13, p12
Reports on the plans by Microsoft Corp. to introduce the Access 95 standard for its Visual Basic for Applications programming language. Syntax used by the standard; Inclusion of a macro language compatible with other systems.
- VBA: New direction or dead end? Conatser, Kelly // InfoWorld;12/19/94, Vol. 16 Issue 51, p54
Evaluates the value of Microsoft Corp.'s programming language Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to developers. Complexities of VBA's object-oriented representation of the spreadsheet; Other difficulties with the VA; Advantages of the VBA; Fears about the depth of Microsoft's commitment to...
- Readers vote clearly on which vendor, product has the worst documentation. Foster, Ed // InfoWorld;11/10/97, Vol. 19 Issue 45, p100
Announces that Microsoft Corp. won the `Infoworld' readers' first annual Documentation User's Malpractice award for the documentation for Visual Basic 5.0. Readers' complaints about the quality of the VB manuals or the online help; Remarks of Carolyn Duffy, who is in charge of Visual Basic...
- Microsoft ponders licensing VBA code. Leach, Norvin // PC Week;1/29/96, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p23
Reports on the plans of Microsoft Corp. to license out its scripting language software Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to software developers. Availability of alpha copies of VBA package; Product features and capabilities; Contact information.
- Bugs bother VB 5.0. Bowen, Ted Smalley; Cunningham, Cara // InfoWorld;04/21/97, Vol. 19 Issue 16, p14
Highlights developers views on Microsoft Corp.'s Visual Basic 5.0 upgrade. Instability in the upgrade's integrated development environment; Difficulty of working with add-ins; Support-call volumes experienced by Microsoft.
- VBA marches on. // Windows Watcher;11/21/96, Vol. 6 Issue 12, p22
Reports that a total of 40 companies will add Visual Basic for Applications 5.0, the version of VBA by Microsoft Corporation, to their applications. Names of some of the companies; Comments from Jon Roskill, marketing director of Visual Basic.
- Microsoft licenses VBA macro language. Jones, Chris // InfoWorld;6/17/96, Vol. 18 Issue 25, p41
Reports on the licensing of the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro language by Microsoft Corp. Implications of the move for third-party developers; Efforts of third-party application vendors and information science managers to integrate VBA in client/server and intranet applications;...
- VB to support more databases. Cornetto, Jon // InfoWorld;06/15/98, Vol. 20 Issue 24, p37
Reports on Microsoft Corp.'s introduction of the computer program language Visual Basic 6.0, a component of its Visual Studio development system suite. Improved interoperability among Visual Studio components; Benefits offered to software developers.
- Visual Basic 6.0 gains expanded database capabilities. Biggs, Maggie // InfoWorld;06/15/98, Vol. 20 Issue 24, p164
Features the computer program language Visual Basic 6.0 Enterprise Edition developed by Microsoft Corp. Capabilities and limitations; Operating system support; Ordering information; Area of application.