Microsoft Excel Programming with VBA

Planning Information

The duration of this course is 3 Days. The list price is $1,050.00.

Description

This course applies to Microsoft® Excel® 2016 and Microsoft Excel 2013. ​Students learn the Visual Basic® for Applications language as well as the Excel classes and objects needed to create VBA scripts to automate Excel. Participants create procedures and functions using the VBA language and Excel objects. The PivotTable object is used to create macros that add interactivity to the standard Pivot Table. As well, debugging and error handling techniques are reviewed.

Prerequisites

Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Excel. Knowledge of PivotTables
helpful but not required.

Materials

Courseware Excel 2013 Programming with VBA

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Getting Started

  • Introducing Visual Basic for Applications
  • Displaying the Developer Tab in the Ribbon
  • Recording a Macro
  • Saving a Macro-Enabled Workbook
  • Running a Macro
  • Editing a Macro in the Visual Basic Editor
  • Understanding the Development Environment
  • Using Visual Basic Help
  • Closing the Visual Basic Editor
  • Understanding Macro Security

Lesson 2: Working with Procedures and Functions

  • Understanding Modules
  • Creating a Standard Module
  • Understanding Procedures
  • Creating a Sub Procedure
  • Calling Procedures
  • Using the Immediate Window to Call Procedures
  • Creating a Function Procedure
  • Naming Procedures
  • Working with the Code Editor

Lesson 3: Understanding Objects

  • Understanding Objects
  • Navigating the Excel Object Hierarchy
  • Understanding Collections
  • Using the Object Browser
  • Working with Properties
  • Using the With Statement
  • Working with Methods
  • Creating an Event Procedure

Lesson 4: Using Expressions, Variables, and Intrinsic Functions

  • Understanding Expressions and Statements
  • Declaring Variables
  • Understanding Data Types
  • Working with Variable Scope
  • Using Intrinsic Functions
  • Understanding Constants
  • Using Intrinsic Constants
  • Using Message Boxes
  • Using Input Boxes
  • Declaring and Using Object Variables

Lesson 5: Controlling Program Execution

  • Understanding Control-of-Flow Structures
  • Working with Boolean Expressions
  • Using the If...End If Decision Structures
  • Using the Select Case...End Select Structure
  • Using the Do...Loop Structure
  • Using the For...To...Next Structure
  • Using the For Each...Next Structure
  • Guidelines for use of Control-of-Flow Structures

Lesson 6: Working with Forms and Controls

  • Understanding UserForms
  • Using the Toolbox
  • Working with UserForm Properties, Events, and Methods
  • Understanding Controls
  • Setting Control Properties in the Properties Window
  • Working with the Label Control
  • Working with the Text Box Control
  • Working with the Command Button Control
  • Working with the Combo Box Control
  • Working with the Frame Control
  • Working with Option Button Controls
  • Working with Control Appearance
  • Setting the Tab Order
  • Populating a Control
  • Adding Code to Controls
  • Launching a Form in Code

Lesson 7: Working with the PivotTable Object

  • Understanding PivotTables
  • Creating a PivotTable Using Worksheet Data
  • Working with the PivotTable Objects
  • Working with the PivotFields Collection
  • Assigning a Macro to the Quick Access Toolbar

Lesson 8: Debugging Code

  • Understanding Errors
  • Using Debugging Tools
  • Setting Breakpoints
  • Stepping through Code
  • Using Break Mode during Run mode
  • Determining the Value of Expressions

Lesson 9: Handling Errors

  • Understanding Error Handling
  • Understanding VBA's Error Trapping Options
  • Trapping Errors with the On Error Statement
  • Understanding the Err Object
  • Writing an Error-Handling Routine
  • Working with Inline Error Handling



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