Course Overview

The Excel VBA Essentials course is aimed at those who want to be able to create real life working VBA applications within Excel to program and automate worksheet operations.

Detailed Course Content

About VBA

  • What is VBA?
  • Opening the VBA Editor
  • Navigating the VBA Editor
  • The VBA Editor Screen
  • Project Explorer
  • Properties Window
  • The Work Area
  • Closing and Saving VBA

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 Glossary

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

  • 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

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Pre-requisites

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with creating IF functions
  • Alternatively, completion of Excel Effective Workbooks training course