Microsoft Office training -  Advanced VBA

VBA Training

Advanced VBA (2 days)

£675 + VAT for most venues (£795 + VAT for London)

If you already know how to create subroutines in VBA, are happy declaring variables and can write loops and conditions without a qualm, this is the course for you! Assuming a good working knowledge of Visual Basic for Applications, the course shows you how to loop over collections, reference other applications, work with files in all of their manifestations, create your own classes (!) and much more.  The course uses examples drawn from Excel, Access, Word and Outlook.

Course details

  • Locations for Advanced VBA coursesLocations:London, Manchester
  • Next Advanced VBA course locationNext course:Tue 09 August 2016
  • Advanced VBA course timesTime:09.30-16.30

Course Contents

Revision of VBA

  • Training topicObjects and collections
  • Training topicMethods and properties
  • Training topicUsing object variables
  • Training topicLooping over collections

Links to other applications

  • Training topicReferencing other applications
  • Training topicInstantiating objects
  • Training topicWriting inter-application code

FileSystemObjects

  • Training topicReferencing FileSystemObjects
  • Training topicWorking with files and folders

FileDialogs

  • Training topicUsing FileDialogs
  • Training topicAllowing multiple selection

Working with text files

  • Training topicAvoiding using INPUT/OUTPUT
  • Training topicReading and writing text files

Class modules

  • Training topicWhat is a class?
  • Training topicDesigning classes
  • Training topicCreating properties and methods
  • Training topicConsuming classes

Covered if time allows If time

Advanced class modules topics

  • Training topicUntyped collections
  • Training topicCreating typed collections
  • Training topicCreating event sinks

Covered if time allows If time

Linking to data

  • Training topicADO or Access Database Engine
  • Training topicReferencing the right library
  • Training topicOpening and using recordsets

Arrays

  • Training topicCreating and populating arrays
  • Training topicDynamic arrays
  • Training topicThe PRESERVE keyword

Passing arguments

  • Training topicByRef and ByVal
  • Training topicUsing optional arguments
  • Training topicUsing ParamArray

Covered if time allows If time

Advanced programming ideas

  • Training topicUsing functions in code
  • Training topicRecursive programming
  • Training topicEnumerations

Covered if time allows If time

Working with shapes

  • Training topicAdding shapes
  • Training topicPositioning shapes
  • Training topicFormatting shapes

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Sample customer feedback

"It was a great two days, learnt so much. I think that I have only been programming for 2 months that understanding the usage and application of VBA was difficult. However, worthwhile as now I have started looking at my work in a completely different way. Thanks to the training!"

Nathan Sexton (University of Kent)

"The detailed course material will assist my development in the future."

Jonathan Pearce (Sellafield Ltd.)

"The trainer coped well with the extra content requested! He knew his subject and gave excellent explanations."

Lorna Sherrin (CEH Lancaster)

"Fantastic course - very thorough with excellent step-through examples and exercises. Great trainer - very knowledgeable and personable. Really looking forward to the advanced course."

Owen Mitchell (Catlin)

"Excellent all round. Previously attended the Advanced VBA course and was very impressed with the quality; would definitely want to attend another course in the future."

Andrew Petherbridge (Health Education East Midlands)

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Delegates should have good knowledge of either Access Visual Basic, Excel Visual Basic or Word Visual Basic.  To attend this course, you should already know the answers to these questions:

  1. How to use input and message boxes.
  2. How to write IF conditions and loops.
  3. How to create and use variables (including the use of OPTION EXPLICIT).
  4. How to select cells (including using OFFSET and END) in Excel.

If you haven't attended our two-day Excel VBA introduction course or been using VBA for at least 6 months, you're likely to struggle on this course. 

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