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How to create autoshapes, lines and connectors in VBA macros

Posted by Andy Brown on 25 January 2014

You can use Visual Basic within Excel, PowerPoint or Word to draw shapes, format them and even assign macros to run - this long blog gives lots of ideas of how to proceed!

Tags:   VBA macros | General    |    Writing VBA | VBA tutorial

Write a macro in VBA to fill in an IE form (Internet Explorer)

Posted by Andy Brown on 02 November 2012

You can use VBA to talk to Internet Explorer, providing that you understand the structure of the web page you're talking to. This blog shows how to do this!

Tags:   VBA macros | References    |    Writing VBA | VBA tutorial

Capture Excel application events - event sinks

Posted by Andy Brown on 06 March 2012

It's not for the faint-hearted, but there is a way to capture application events (such as someone trying to create a new workbook) in Excel, using something called an event sink.  This blog explains how you might go about creating an event sink.

Tags:   VBA macros | Classes    |    Writing VBA | VBA tutorial

Collections of class object using Excel VBA

Posted by Andy Brown on 05 March 2012

If you've learnt how to create your own objects using classes in Excel VBA, the next step is to learn how to group them together into collections. This on-line tutorial will show you how.

Tags:   VBA macros | Classes    |    Writing VBA | VBA tutorial

Creating classes in VBA - class modules

Posted by Andy Brown on 05 March 2012

Those who want to add spice to their VBA programming can learn how to create classes, or class modules, and become object-orientated programmers.  It's difficult, but fun - and this multi-part blog will guide you along the way.

Tags:   VBA macros | Classes    |    Writing VBA | VBA tutorial

Using Excel Add-Ins to Share VBA Code

Posted by Andy Brown on 05 March 2012

If you've written a killer function, you'll want to be able to share it between workbooks. The best way to do this is using an add-in.

Tags:   VBA macros | References    |    Writing VBA | VBA tutorial

Advanced controls in userforms with VBA macros

Posted by Andy Brown on 28 February 2012

The two previous parts of this mini-blog have shown how to draw forms and how to write code to handle form events. This final part shows how to add some of the more exotic controls to user forms, like combo boxes, list boxes, multipage controls, spinners and option buttons.

Tags:   VBA macros | User forms    |    Writing VBA | VBA tutorial

Writing VBA macros to work with user forms

Posted by Andy Brown on 28 February 2012

The previous part of this three-part series showed how to draw user forms; this part shows how to write macros to get them to work (the final part shows how to use some of the more advanced controls, such as combo boxes and MultiPages).

Tags:   VBA macros | User forms    |    Writing VBA | VBA tutorial

Drawing UserForms in the VBA code editor

Posted by Andy Brown on 28 February 2012

Learn how to create your own custom dialog boxes in VBA, using UserForms. This is the first part of a three-part series (the other parts are on Writing Code for UserForms and Creating Advanced Controls).

Tags:   VBA macros | User forms    |    Writing VBA | VBA tutorial

Writing functions for Excel using VBA

Posted by Andy Brown on 24 February 2012

On-line training in writing functions using VBA, for use either within other VBA programs or within Excel itself.

Arrays in Visual Basic for Applications macros

Posted by Andy Brown on 24 February 2012

You can use arrays (multiple variables) in VBA to speed up code - and they are also invaluable for processing CSV files and the like.

Using enumerations in VBA

Posted by Andy Brown on 24 February 2012

Excel and other MS Office applications make extensive use of enumerations - and you should too!

Tags:   Writing VBA | VBA tutorial    |    VBA macros | Enumerations

Writing recursive programs in VBA

Posted by Andy Brown on 20 February 2012

In certain cases in VBA (displaying the contents of folders, listing hierarchical data) writing a program which calls itself is by far the easiest way to go - this blog gives worked examples of 3 such recursive programs.

Tags:   VBA macros | General    |    Writing VBA | VBA tutorial

Passing arguments to subroutines in VBA

Posted by Andy Brown on 09 February 2012

To become an efficient programmer, you need to stop writing one long subroutine and start writing lots of small ones instead - and to do this, you're going to need to know everything there is to know about passing arguments.

Linking to ADO databases with VBA

Posted by Andy Brown on 06 February 2012

Learn how to write VBA macros to add, edit and delete data in Access, SQL Server and other databases, using something called ADO.

Tags:   VBA macros | References    |    Writing VBA | VBA tutorial

Copy, rename, delete and move files and folders

Posted by Andy Brown on 23 January 2012

By referencing the unintuitively named Microsoft Scripting Runtime object library you can write VBA code to access files and folders on your hard disk. This blog explains how, and gives a couple of worked examples.

Reading and writing to/from a text file using TextStreams

Posted by Andy Brown on 13 January 2012

The easiest way to work with text files in VBA is using TextStream objects - this blog explains how they work.

How to choose files and folders in VBA

Posted by Andy Brown on 13 January 2012

To make it easier for users of your VBA systems to choose files, you can show FileDialogs on screen. This blog explains what these are, and how to customise them.

Linking to the Microsoft Scripting Runtime library

Posted by Andy Brown on 13 January 2012

In order to work efficiently with files and folders you first need to create a FileSystemObject. This blog explains how to do this!

Creating references programmatically in VBA

Posted by Andy Brown on 03 January 2012

Did you know that you can create and manage references from within VBA code? This article gives you ideas on how to do just that.

Tags:   VBA macros | References    |    Writing VBA | VBA tutorial
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