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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.
You can use Visual Basic within Excel, PowerPoint or Word to draw shapes, format them and even assign macros to run - this long blog gives lots of ideas of how to proceed!
You can use VBA to extract data from web pages, either as whole tables or by parsing the underlying HTML elements. This blog shows you how to code both methods (the technique is often called "web-scraping").
The calendar control for user forms is built into versions of Excel up to 2007, but has to be imported for later versions - this blog shows how to do this!
You can get at all sorts of system information within Visual Basic for Applications by using environment variables - this blog shows you how to get at your user's name, computer name and much more besides.
A short blog explaining how to use Visual Basic for Applications to loop over enumerations.
Deep within its bowels Excel contains a feature allowing it to read out the contents of cells (you can also get your VBA macros to talk to users). This blog goes to those deep places hidden within Excel!
If you have a colleague who trusts you, you could always betray this trust by sending them a workbook which misbehaves: it won't close and you can't leave it!
If your chart has more than a thousand data labels, this blog explains why you may experience problems.
You can use VBA to talk to Internet Explorer, providing that you understand the structure of the web page you're talking to. This blog shows how to do this!
User controls are the key to using ASP.NET effectively - this blog explains how and why to create and use user controls, with code examples for VB and C#.
Raising events from user controls is straightforward in VB; this blog asks why it should be so much harder using C#.
This mini-blog provides a means to generate the database used by our online ASP.NET tutorial.