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VBA for Microsoft Excel (VBAE)

  • Length 2 days
  • Price  NZD 1390 exc GST
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Why study this course

This course aims to cover in detail the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming language, and in particular using it with Microsoft Excel.

VBA is effective and efficient for automating repetitive tasks, prompting user action, interacting between Office applications, and finding alternative solutions to various problems.

You'll learn how to program in VBA in order to customise your work environment in Excel. You'll learn to understand programming terminology such as modules, procedures, variables, and constants. You'll learn form design, control structures, and how to debug and test your VBA application before using it in the work environment.

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What you’ll learn

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand Templates and Macros

  • Look at the Visual Basic editor

  • Record a Macro

  • Design Forms

  • Write code

  • Understand Procedures

  • Use Variables and Constants

  • Understand Properties, Methods, Events, and Objects

  • Understand the Range Object (in Excel)

  • Use control structures

  • Use debugging and error-trapping

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Who is the course for?

This course is intended for those wanting to utilise VBA to enhance their use of Microsoft Excel.

Course subjects

Understanding Templates and Macros

  • Workbook projects

  • Template projects

  • Using the Personal.xls in Excel

  • The project explorer

  • The code window

  • The toolbox

  • The properties window

  • Looking at the code created by the recorder

Controls - Command Buttons, Textboxes, and Labels

  • Setting control properties

  • Assigning code to respond to controls and click events

  • Creating an event procedure

How Code is Stored

  • Modules

  • Forms

  • Using comments

Writing Code That is Easy to Read and Navigate

  • Sub procedures

  • Function procedures

  • Public procedures

  • Private procedure

Data Types

  • Declaring a variable or constant

  • Using built in constants

Understanding Properties, Methods, Events, and Objects

  • Using With…End With to set multiple property values for a single object

Understanding the Range Object (in Excel)

  • Using cell addresses as range references

  • Relative referencing

  • Using the Offset property

Control Structures

  • Decision structures

    • If... Then

    • If…Then…Else

    • If…Then... Elseif

  • Select Case

  • Looping Structures

    • Do…Loop

    • Do While…Loop

    • Do Until…Loop

    • Do…Loop While

    • Do…Loop Until

    • For…Next

    • For Each…Next

How to Handle Errors

  • Designing an error handler

  • Using Break Mode

  • Using the Debugging window

  • Avoiding bugs


This course requires an advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel. We recommend attending our Excel - Advanced course prior to attending, or that you possess the equivalent knowledge and skills.

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