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Flappy Bird in Excel VBA Part 13 - Playing Sounds

Posted by Andrew Gould on 24 April 2014

This part of the tutorial explains how to add sounds to the game using a Windows API function.

Tags:   Writing VBA | Flappy Owl    |    VBA macros | Flappy Owl

Flappy Bird in Excel VBA Part 12 - Managing Game State

Posted by Andrew Gould on 24 April 2014

This part of the tutorial implements a state system to make it easier to determine what actions to perform each time the game updates.

Tags:   Writing VBA | Flappy Owl    |    VBA macros | Flappy Owl

Flappy Bird in Excel VBA Part 11 - Detecting Collisions

Posted by Andrew Gould on 24 April 2014

In this part of the tutorial you'll learn how to make the game detect collisions between the bird and the obstacles.

Tags:   Writing VBA | Flappy Owl    |    VBA macros | Flappy Owl

Flappy Bird in Excel VBA Part 10 - Creating Obstacles

Posted by Andrew Gould on 24 April 2014

This part of the tutorial shows you how to add obstacles to the game and how to make them move across the screen.

Tags:   Writing VBA | Flappy Owl    |    VBA macros | Flappy Owl

Flappy Bird in Excel VBA Part 9 - Creating the Game Sheet

Posted by Andrew Gould on 24 April 2014

This part of the tutorial explains how to generate a game worksheet using code to define the playing area.

Tags:   Writing VBA | Flappy Owl    |    VBA macros | Flappy Owl

Flappy Bird in Excel VBA Part 8 - Using Class Modules

Posted by Andrew Gould on 24 April 2014

This part of the tutorial introduces the concept of class modules and shows you how to use them to organise your code.

Tags:   VBA macros | Classes    |    Writing VBA | Flappy Owl    |    VBA macros | Flappy Owl

Flappy Bird in Excel VBA Part 7 - Creating Sprites

Posted by Andrew Gould on 11 April 2014

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.

Tags:   Writing VBA | Flappy Owl    |    VBA macros | Flappy Owl

Flappy Bird in Excel VBA Part 6 - Detecting Player Input

Posted by Andrew Gould on 11 April 2014

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.

Tags:   Writing VBA | Flappy Owl    |    VBA macros | Flappy Owl

Flappy Bird in Excel VBA Part 5 - Starting and Ending the Game

Posted by Andrew Gould on 11 April 2014

This part of the tutorial adds a basic menu system with ActiveX command buttons to start and stop the game.

Tags:   Writing VBA | Flappy Owl    |    VBA macros | Flappy Owl

Flappy Bird in Excel VBA Part 4 - The Game Timing Loop

Posted by Andrew Gould on 11 April 2014

This part of the tutorial describes how to set up a timing loop which allows the game to update continuously.

Tags:   Writing VBA | Flappy Owl    |    VBA macros | Flappy Owl

Flappy Bird in Excel VBA Part 3 - Windows API Functions

Posted by Andrew Gould on 11 April 2014

This part of the tutorial describes how to make use of Windows API functions to extend the power of Excel VBA.

Tags:   Writing VBA | Flappy Owl    |    VBA macros | Flappy Owl

Flappy Bird in Excel VBA Part 2 - Basic Workbook Setup

Posted by Andrew Gould on 11 April 2014

This part of the tutorial describes how to setup a basic workbook ready for you to start coding the Flappy Owl game.

Tags:   Writing VBA | Flappy Owl    |    VBA macros | Flappy Owl

Flappy Bird in Excel VBA Part 1 - Introduction

Posted by Andrew Gould on 11 April 2014

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.

Tags:   Writing VBA | Flappy Owl    |    VBA macros | Flappy Owl

Flappy Bird in Excel VBA - Tutorial Index

Posted by Andrew Gould on 11 April 2014

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.

Tags:   Writing VBA | Flappy Owl    |    VBA macros | Flappy Owl
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