VBA Excel Training Course

Course Schedule

VBA Macro Excel Training Course

Upon successful completion of this 3-day hands-on training course, students will be able to automate their daily working tasks in Microsoft Office Excel, specifically involving:  
  • Record and edit macros
  • Use the Visual Basic Editor
  • Create sub and function procedures
  • Understand objects, properties, methods and events
  • Explore the Excel object hierarchy and use the Object Browser
  • Work with variables and understand data types
  • Use intrinsic functions
  • Work with control-of-flow structures
  • Design UserForms and work with controls
  • Control PivotTables programmatically
  • Use debugging tools
  • Add error handling to code
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VBA Course Description

Target Student: This course is catered for professionals who are already hands-on with  advanced features in Microsoft Excel , looking to automate Excel spreadsheet tasks using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).
Prerequisites: Student should be mastering of Microsoft Office Excel, including but not limited to how to create, edit, format, and print worksheets that include charts and sorted and filtered data and also advanced formulas in Excel (like ifs, vlookup, etc), pivot table, charts.

VBA Course Outlines

Getting Started

  • Introducing Visual Basic for Applications
  • Displaying the Developer Tab in the Ribbon
  • Recording a Macro
  • Saving a Macro-Enabled Workbook
  • Running a Macro
  • Editing a Macro in the Visual Basic Editor
  • Understanding the Development Environment
  • Using Visual Basic Help
  • Closing the Visual Basic Editor
  • Understanding Macro Security

Working with Forms and Controls

  • Understanding UserForms
  • Using the Toolbox
  • Working with UserForm Properties, Events, and Methods
  • Understanding Controls
  • Setting Control Properties in the Properties Window
  • Working with the Label Control
  • Working with the Text Box Control
  • Working with the Command Button Control
  • Working with the Combo Box Control
  • Working with the Frame Control
  • Working with Option Button Controls
  • Working with Control Appearance
  • Setting the Tab Order
  • Populating a Control
  • Adding Code to Controls
  • Launching a Form in Code

Working with Procedures and Functions

  • Understanding Modules
  • Creating a Standard Module
  • Understanding Procedures
  • Creating a Sub Procedure
  • Calling Procedures
  • Using the Immediate Window to Call Procedures
  • Creating a Function Procedure
  • Naming Procedures
  • Working with the Code Editor

Working with the PivotTable Object

  • Understanding PivotTables
  • Creating a PivotTable Using Worksheet Data
  • Working with the PivotTable Objects
  • Working with the Pivot Fields Collection
  • Assigning a Macro to the Quick Access Toolbar

Understanding Objects

  • Understanding Objects
  • Navigating the Excel Object Hierarchy
  • Understanding Collections
  • Using the Object Browser
  • Working with Properties
  • Using the With Statement
  • Working with Methods
  • Creating an Event Procedure

Debugging Code

  • Understanding Errors
  • Using Debugging Tools
  • Setting Breakpoints
  • Stepping through Code
  • Using Break Mode during Run mode
  • Determining the Value of Expressions

Using Expressions, Variables, and Intrinsic Functions

  • Understanding Expressions and Statements
  • Declaring Variables
  • Understanding Data Types
  • Working with Variable Scope
  • Using Intrinsic Functions
  • Understanding Constants
  • Using Intrinsic Constants
  • Using Message Boxes
  • Using Input Boxes
  • Declaring and Using Object Variables

Handling Errors

  • Understanding Error Handling
  • Understanding VBA’s Error Trapping Options
  • Trapping Errors with the On Error Statement
  • Understanding the Err Object
  • Writing an Error-Handling Routine
  • Working with Inline Error Handling

Controlling Program Execution

  • Understanding Control-of-Flow Structures
  • Working with Boolean Expressions
  • Using the If…End If Decision Structures
  • Using the Select Case…End Select Structure
  • Using the Do…Loop Structure
  • Using the For…To…Next Structure
  • Using the For Each…Next Structure
  • Guidelines for use of Control-of-Flow Structures

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