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    Next Office language after VBA

    As I have heard, Visual basic for application is a bit outdated and will probaly be replaced with another programming language (or something else). And therfore I want to prepear for the next language. Althought I am not sure about what I am writing about, so could anybody explain this for me? (I plan to stick with VBA for quite a time). If I am not wrong, there is something called VSTO?

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    Re: Next Office language after VBA

    Hi Buster,

    I ventured into Microsoft Access 2010 a few months ago and found they have a new idea. It is Macro Language different than VBA. The idea is that if the database is to go up on the web it needs to have programming functions that will work in html or SharePoint or whatever the next platform is. It seems that VBA has too many different ways to do things and they just can't support them all.

    Read: http://www.databasedev.co.uk/macros-in-access.html or http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/o...4-285d5e8bcae2

    I have no idea what will come next for an Excel programming language but also understand things change.

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    Re: Next Office language after VBA

    Ah, you made it easier to understand! Thanks for the quick reply!

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    Re: Next Office language after VBA

    It really depends on what you are doing with your programming in terms of applications and platforms.

    Have a look at MS developer map.
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/default.aspx
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    Re: Next Office language after VBA

    Macros are not new to Access 2010 - they've been there since version 1 as far as I know!
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    Re: Next Office language after VBA

    I was thinking that. I don't have the inside knowledge that some of the MS MVP's do but when this has been asked before I don't think it's ever been suggested that MS have plans to drop VBA in the near future.

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    Re: Next Office language after VBA

    If they did, it would be commercial suicide I think. I certainly haven't heard of any plans to drop it.

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    Re: Next Office language after VBA

    Over the past 12 months MS have actively acknowledged the existence and usage of VBA in terms of Office developement, as demonstrated by a dedicated VBA developer section and the road map they have produced. Of course this should all be taken in context as we know how volatile MS' plans can be.

    For VSTO, which is not new, see
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/hh128771.aspx

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