Blogs by Andrew Gould
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Using the Pivot operator in SQL Server allows you to create basic pivot tables from your query results. This blog teaches you how to create simple, static pivots, crosstab-style tables and exciting, dynamic pivot tables.
This part of the tutorial explains how to add sounds to the game using a Windows API function.
This part of the tutorial implements a state system to make it easier to determine what actions to perform each time the game updates.
In this part of the tutorial you'll learn how to make the game detect collisions between the bird and the obstacles.
This part of the tutorial shows you how to add obstacles to the game and how to make them move across the screen.
This part of the tutorial explains how to generate a game worksheet using code to define the playing area.
This part of the tutorial introduces the concept of class modules and shows you how to use them to organise your code.
This part of the tutorial describes how to draw simple images using a worksheet as the canvas. You'll also see how to include the images in the game.
This part of the tutorial describes how to respond to keys pressed by the player. You'll learn about the Application.OnKey method and the GetAsyncKeyState Windows API function.
This part of the tutorial adds a basic menu system with ActiveX command buttons to start and stop the game.
This part of the tutorial describes how to set up a timing loop which allows the game to update continuously.
This part of the tutorial describes how to make use of Windows API functions to extend the power of Excel VBA.
This part of the tutorial describes how to setup a basic workbook ready for you to start coding the Flappy Owl game.
This part of the Flappy Bird in Excel VBA Tutorial introduces you to the Flappy Owl game and provides download links and instructions to get it running in Excel on your machine.
This is the main index page for the Flappy Bird in Excel VBA tutorial. Here you can find links to all of the articles which comprise the tutorial.
Triggers are special stored procedures that execute automatically in response to certain events in a database. This blog explains how to create three types of trigger in SQL Server: DML, DDL and Logon triggers.
This blog examines how to use Transactions in Microsoft SQL Server to allow you to control when data changes are committed to the database. You'll also discover how you can rollback transactions, effectively giving you the chance to undo changes to your data.
This blog teaches you how to modify existing data in your database by either deleting records or updating them.
This blog teaches you how to return values from your SQL stored procedures using two different techniques: return codes, and output parameters.
If you're using shared datasets to populate subreports in Reporting Services you might have encountered an error when you preview your reports. This short blog explains what the problem is and offers a few simple suggestions to work around the issue.