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Programming In VBA Using Excel

Course Information

The skills and knowledge acquired in this course are sufficient to be able to create real life working VBA applications within Excel. The learner will be able to work with VBA within the Excel environment to program and automate worksheet operations.

At the completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Understand the Excel object model and VBA concepts
  • Work effectively with the main features of the VBA Editor window
  • Create procedures in VBA
  • Create and use variables
  • Create and work with user-defined functions in VBA
  • Write code to manipulate Excel objects
  • Use a range of common programming techniques
  • Create a custom form complete with an assortment of controls
  • Create code to drive a user form
  • Create procedures that start automatically
  • Write a variety of error handling routines

Understanding Excel VBA

  • Programming in Microsoft Excel
  • VBA Terminology
  • Displaying the Developer Tab
  • The VBA Editor Screen
  • Opening and Closing the Editor
  • Understanding Objects
  • Viewing the Excel Object Model
  • Using the Immediate Window
  • Working With Object Collections
  • Setting Property Values
  • Working With Worksheets
  • Using the Object Browser
  • Programming With the Object Browser
  • Accessing Help
  • Code Glossary

Starting With Excel VBA

  • Using the Project Explorer
  • Working With the Properties Window
  • Using the Work Area
  • Viewing Other Panes
  • Working With Toolbars
  • Working With a Code Module
  • Running Code From the Editor
  • Setting Breakpoints in Code
  • Stepping Through Code

Procedures

  • Understanding Procedures
  • Where to Write Procedures
  • Creating a New Sub Routine
  • Using IntelliSense
  • Using the Edit Toolbar
  • Commenting Statements
  • Indenting Code
  • Bookmarking in Procedures
  • Code Glossary

Using Variables

  • Understanding Variables
  • Creating and Using Variables
  • Explicit Declarations
  • The Scope of Variables
  • Procedure Level Scoping
  • Module Level Scoping
  • Understanding Passing Variables
  • Passing Variables by Reference
  • Passing Variables by Value
  • Understanding Data Types for Variables
  • Declaring Data Types
  • Using Arrays
  • Code Glossary

Functions in VBA

  • Understanding Functions
  • Creating User-Defined Functions
  • Using a User-Defined Function in a Worksheet
  • Setting Function Data Types
  • Using Multiple Arguments
  • Modifying a User-Defined Function
  • Creating a Function Library
  • Referencing a Function Library
  • Importing a VBA Module
  • Using a Function in VBA
  • Code Code Glossary

Using Excel Objects

  • The Application Object
  • The Workbook Objects
  • Program Testing With the Editor
  • Using Workbook Objects
  • The Worksheets Object
  • Using the Worksheets Object
  • The Range Object
  • Using Range Objects
  • Using Objects in a Procedure
  • Code Glossary

Programming Techniques

  • The MsgBox Function
  • Using MsgBox
  • InputBox Techniques
  • Using the InputBox Function
  • Using the InputBox Method
  • The IF Statement
  • Using IF for Single Conditions
  • Using IF for Multiple Conditions
  • The Select Case Statement
  • Using the Select Case Statement For Loops
  • Looping With Specified Iterations
  • The Do Loop Statement
  • Looping With Unknown Iterations
  • Code Gloassary

Creating Custom Forms

  • Understanding VBA Forms
  • Creating a Custom Form
  • Adding Text Boxes to a Form
  • Changing Text Box Control Properties
  • Adding Label Controls to a Form
  • Adding a Combo Box Control
  • Adding Option Buttons
  • Adding Command Buttons
  • Running a Custom Form Programming UserForms

Programming UserForms

  • Handling Form Events
  • Initialising a Form
  • Closing a Form
  • Transferring Data From a Form
  • Running Form Procedures
  • Creating Error Checking Procedures
  • Running a Form From a Procedure
  • Running a Form From the Toolbar
  • Code Glossary

Automatic Startup

  • Programming Automatic Procedures
  • Running Automatic Procedures
  • Automatically Starting a Workbook

Error Handling

  • Understanding Error Types
  • The on Error Statement
  • Simple Error Trapping
  • Using the Resume Statement
  • Using Decision Structures in Error Handlers
  • Working With Err Object
  • Error Handling in Forms
  • Coding Error Handling in Forms
  • Defining Custom Errors
  • Code Glossary

NILC reserves the right to improve the specification and format of its courses for the benefit of its customers without prior notice to the customer.

This course assumes the learner has a good knowledge of working with Excel. The learner should be able to create and edit workbooks, enter formulas, copy, paste, and format data. The learner must also have a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system environment and be able to use File Explorer to locate and copy files.

No formal assessment is required as part of this course.

The following will be included in this Programming in VBA using Excel training course:

  • Detailed training notes
  • Course equipment (if required)
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Certificate
  • Refreshments

Dates and Prices for Programming in Excel Using VBA

We currently have no public classroom courses scheduled, but would be more than happy to run this course for you. Please contact us using the form below and we will get back to you with some dates and prices.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What time does the VBA course start and finish each day?

The Excel VBA training course starts at 9:15am and finishes at no later than 5pm each day.

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