> Hi, I have a question about Visual Basic. I have been programming in
>VBA for Excel for about a month and a half. I have a few questions that I
>hope people can help me with:
> 1)VBA stands for Visual Basic Application?
> 2)On a resume do you put Visual Basic or Visual Basic Application?
> 3)Is VB like VBA?
> 4)What is the difference between the two.
> 5)Would I have much trouble learning VB, if I know how to use VBA?
> Thanks for all the help!
1) It actually stands for Visual Basic for Applications.
2) I know it takes up valuable real estate but Visual Basic for
Applications, and definately not VBA <-- a resume no-no.
3 and 4) No way, first of all, VB is its own programming language. VBA
only works for Excel, at least as of Excel 5.0. I heard that Micro$oft
was working on making VBA work with Word, Access, and maybe even
PowerPoint as well as Excel. Don't quote me. With VB you can create
applications for whatever you want, not with VBA. With VBA you are
limited to spreadsheet activities--huh limited to, you can do
practically anything with them now, but you know what I mean. VB's
toolbar has 38 control buttons, while VBA has only 16 on the Forms
toolbar. Anyway, you get the picture they are not the same, while not
being far apart.
5) I don't think you would have trouble learning VB.
As I put in an earlier post to this newsgroup, check out The Visual
Guide to Visual Basic for Applications.