Microsoft Office training -  Advanced VBA

VBA Training

Advanced VBA Training Course

£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 coursesLocations:London, Manchester
  • Next Advanced VBA course locationNext course:Tue 04 February 2020
  • Advanced VBA course timesTime:09.30-16.30

Course Contents

The content of this course are as follows:

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

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

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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Sample customer feedback

"Perfect, real-world applicable, friendly, well paced ... perfect. Course was recommended."

Marc Vautheny (Business Growth Hub)

"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)

"Course content was great, as was trainer's knowledge and enthusiasm."

Darina Cunnane (Lloyds Banking Group)

"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)

"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)

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

Dates Days Venue Price Booking
Tue/Wed 04-05 February 2020 2 £750 Book places
Thu/Fri 27-28 February 2020 2 £895 Book places
Tue/Wed 31st Mar/1st April 2020 2 £750 Book places
Tue/Wed 12-13 May 2020 2 £895 Book places
Tue/Wed 19-20 May 2020 2 £750 Book places
Thu/Fri 16-17 July 2020 2 £750 Book places
Tue/Wed 04-05 August 2020 2 £895 Book places
Tue/Wed 08-09 September 2020 2 £750 Book places
Tue/Wed 06-07 October 2020 2 £895 Book places
Tue/Wed 27-28 October 2020 2 £750 Book places
Tue/Wed 01-02 December 2020 2 £895 Book places
Tue/Wed 15-16 December 2020 2 £750 Book places
Date(s) Venue
04/02
27/02
31/03
12/05
19/05
16/07
04/08
08/09
06/10
27/10
01/12
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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