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Classroom training -  Excel VBA macros

Classroom Training

Excel VBA macros -

Classroom training course - online version also available

£695 + VAT for most venues (£850 + VAT for London)

2 days

Tired of repeating tasks in Excel? Perhaps it's time to automate your work, by learning how to write macros using the built-in VBA programming language (VBA stands for Visual Basic for Applications, and is the language also used by Access, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint).

Course details

  • Locations for Excel VBA macros coursesPossible locations:London, Manchester, Online
  • Next Excel VBA macros course locationNext classroom course:Thu 10 February 2022
  • Excel VBA macros course timesTime:10.00-16.30

Course Contents

The contents of this course are as follows:

Recording macros and buttons

  • Absolute and relative recording
  • Where macros can be stored
  • Assigning macros to buttons

Selecting cells

  • Selecting cells (absolute)
  • Selecting cells (relative)
  • Selecting to the end of a block
  • Selecting a range by its corners

The VB code editor

  • Using Project Explorer
  • Creating modules
  • Basic subroutines and comments

Messages and variables

  • Input boxes and message boxes
  • Declaring variables
  • Option Explicit
  • Scope of variables
  • Constants

Visual Basic explained

  • The Excel object model
  • Objects and collections
  • Methods and properties
  • Getting help in VBA

Loops and conditions

  • Simple IF conditions
  • Multiple IF and SELECT / CASE
  • Three main types of loop

Looping over collections

  • Object variables
  • Looping over collections

Event handling

  • Assigning macros to events
  • Cancelling events

Functions

  • Declaring functions
  • Passing arguments

Debugging and error handling

  • Setting breakpoints
  • Stepping through macros
  • ON ERROR statements

Forms

  • Drawing forms
  • Attaching macros to controls
  • Validating form input

Covered if time allows If time

Referencing other applications

  • Links to Word or Access
  • Working with files and folders

Delegates should be comfortable with using Excel (no advanced knowledge is needed). No experience of progamming is needed, although delegates should enjoy the logical challenge of learning new computer systems.

Why Choose Us?

Sample customer feedback

Our thanks to everyone who agreed to share their thoughts (note that some of these reviews may be for our online courses).

"We had a fantastic mentor during the 2 day VBA introductory course. Very thorough in his explanations of the key terms and concepts which made it easy for myself (someone completely new to coding) to understand and build a solid foundation upon. "

Joe Franks (UP Global Sourcing (UK) Ltd)

"I now feel more at ease with something that has confused me for a while. I have greatly enjoyed the course and the content will be a great starting point to develop my knowledge. The guide and examples to take away are great and highly detailed. Very informative and easy to understand for a relatively new subject for me. Thank you for a lovely 2 days."

Sarah Barnes (Surrey County Council)

"Great sense of hospitality; lunches were excellent, good choice of venue, great booknote. The trainer delivered the course in a very easy to understand way for such an intense course. From colleagues who had attended the same course previously, I'd heard complimentary comments about tutor, material and lunches!"

Rouli Kalodiki (Partners for Improvement in Islington Ltd)

"Good content delivered in an easy-to-understand manner, without over-complicating. Been on previous courses & good experience, so natural progression."

Daniel Gates (ICE Futures Europe)

"Fantastic course, brilliant trainer; extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Learnt a huge amount! Course content was fantastic."

Alex Claydon (UP Global Sourcing (UK) Ltd)

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Scheduled Excel VBA macros training dates

Here are the classroom Excel VBA macros courses we have scheduled for the next 3 months:

Dates Days Venue Price Booking
Thu/Fri 10-11 February 2022 2 £695 Book places
Mon/Tue 25-26 April 2022 2 £695 Book places
Date(s) Venue
10/02
25/04

All prices exclude VAT. If you can't see the dates you want, ask us about running onsite VBA training at your offices (we'll even provide and set up the computers).

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