Excel: Programming with VBA

Excel: Programming with VBA


In this 3-day, interactive course, participants will learn how to apply the VBA programming language to automate repetitive processes and make Excel spreadsheets much more powerful. Enroll now!

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Course ID: B1214

Duration: 3 Days

Location: In-Person (San Francisco) or Live Online | Click here to schedule private course.


In this 3-day, interactive course, participants will learn how to apply the VBA programming language to automate repetitive processes and make Excel spreadsheets much more powerful. This course takes participants from the basics of VB programming, including understanding terminology and the VBA interface, to advanced programming techniques including writing and debugging code, and troubleshooting errors.

+ Who Should Attend

Microsoft Excel (2010, 2013, 2016), ideally for PC users but Mac users are welcome.

Note: not all features are applicable

+ Course Outline

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 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 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 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 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 Working With Forms and Controls
  • Understanding User Forms
  • Using the Toolbox
  • Working with User Form 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 the Pivot Table Object
  • Understanding Pivot Tables
  • Creating a Pivot Table
  • Using Worksheet Data
  • Working with the Pivot Table Objects
  • Working with the Pivot Fields Collection
  • Assigning a Macro to the Quick Access Toolbar Debugging Code
  • Understanding Errors
  • Using Debugging Tools
  • Setting Breakpoints
  • Stepping through Code
  • Using Break Mode during Run mode
  • Determining the Value of Expressions Handling Errors
  • Understanding Error Handling
  • Understanding VBA's Error
  • Trapping Options
  • Trapping Errors with the On Error Statement
  • Understanding the Error Object
  • Writing an Error-Handling Routine
  • Working with Inline Error Handling

+ Prerequisites

Basic experience with Excel functionality, including PivotTables a plus.

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