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Classroom training -  Advanced VBA

Classroom Training

Advanced VBA

Classroom training course - online version also available

£750 + VAT for most venues (£895 + 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:Thu 10 September 2020
  • Advanced VBA course timesTime:10.00-16.30

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).

"We had a great trainer, very patient and excellent at explaining the content of the course. The course venue and equipment provided was of a very high standard, especially the in-depth instruction manual and memory stick (meaning we could take the code we’d wrote home with us). We were also taken out for lunch each day which was a really nice touch. Would highly recommend. "

Claire Leonard (Barbican Insurance Group)

"Exceptional training, very well thought through and examples made things very understandable. The trainer was great in terms of expanding into different topics that were of particular interest and use to us. Your course content (compared to others) seemed to offer the best value in terms of learning a lot."

Robert Kingston (Xpedite GoC)

"Very useful course content and manuals as usual. Can't wait to get started in the 'real world.' Used Wise Owl before, so already converts."

Alison Phiri (NHS Leeds CCG)

"The trainer was without doubt very knowledgeable and able to answer all of my questions. Tandoori sea bass was excellent. I needed to discover what more could be done with VBA and I learned plenty. I have progressed on to using VBA in other office applications as well and have automated much of my monthly workload."

Geoff Doyle (Humankind Charity)

"Manuals are always brilliant."

Ersin Cimener (Tesco)

There are lots more where these came from (or just refresh this page to change the quotes shown).

Scheduled Advanced VBA training dates

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

Dates Days Venue Price Booking
Thu/Fri 10-11 September 2020 2 £750 Book places
Tue/Wed 27-28 October 2020 2 £750 Book places
Tue/Wed 15-16 December 2020 2 £750 Book places
Date(s) Venue
10/09
27/10
15/12

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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