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Classroom training -  Advanced VBA

Classroom Training

Advanced VBA

Classroom training course - online version also available

£950 + VAT for most venues (£1,095 + VAT for London)

2 days

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 advanced 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 coursesPossible locations:London, Manchester, Online
  • Next Advanced VBA course locationNext classroom course:No classroom dates
  • Advanced VBA course timesTime:09:30-16:30

Course Contents

The contents of this course are as follows:

Revision of VBA

  • Objects and collections
  • Methods and properties
  • Using object variables
  • Looping over collections

Links to other applications

  • Referencing other applications
  • Instantiating objects
  • Writing inter-application code

FileSystemObjects

  • Referencing FileSystemObjects
  • Working with files and folders

FileDialogs

  • Using FileDialogs
  • Allowing multiple selection

Working with text files

  • Avoiding using INPUT/OUTPUT
  • Reading and writing text files

Class modules

  • What is a class?
  • Designing classes
  • Creating properties and methods
  • Consuming classes

Covered if time allows If time

Advanced class modules topics

  • Untyped collections
  • Creating typed collections
  • Creating event sinks

Linking to data

  • ADO or Access Database Engine
  • Referencing the right library
  • Opening and using recordsets

Arrays

  • Creating and populating arrays
  • Dynamic arrays
  • The PRESERVE keyword

Passing arguments

  • ByRef and ByVal
  • Using optional arguments
  • Using ParamArray

Covered if time allows If time

Advanced programming ideas

  • Using functions in code
  • Recursive programming
  • Enumerations

Covered if time allows If time

Working with shapes

  • Adding shapes
  • Positioning shapes
  • Formatting shapes

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. 

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).

"Excellent course, ideally paced. The way the trainer explains things makes it so easy to understand. I really love how interactive the Wise Owl courses are, you never feel that you're being talked at, you always feel like you are in control and never left behind."

Paul Maxwell (Innogy Business Services UK Ltd)

"An excellent course, well delivered with a knowledgeable tutor."

Graham Davies (Lex)

"The trainer's approach made me feel very comfortable and I gained confidence quickly in my abilities as I progressed through the course. Lots of practical exercises to reinforce what I thought I knew, and yet still lots of time to go out on tangents when necessary, Fantastic. Wish I could do it again! Very excited to apply what I've learned. I wanted a training provider that offered more of a personal touch really. Everyone learns differently and I didn't like the idea of attending a seminar style course. This was anything but that, very personal, focused and enjoyable. Thank you."

Puc Covelli (Integrate Media Limited)

"Loved the small group size and content. Great trainer & days well planned & spaced out. Recommendation came from a colleague."

Lianne Pierre John (Barbican Insurance / Arch Capital Gp Ltd)

"To my surprise the online version worked really well, I wasn't sure if it would as I much prefer at site training. We had a really good, friendly and engaged trainer. "

Joyce Fajemirokun (Girls' Day School Trust)

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