Introduction to VBA Programming Training

Level: Intermediate
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In this hands-on Introduction to VBA Programming training course, you gain a detailed understanding of how programming in Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) can increase productivity. With this VBA training, you learn how to automate repetitive tasks, build fully functional user interfaces, leverage tools for developing custom-built Microsoft Office solutions, and supercharge your productivity and the productivity of others.

Key Features of this VBA Training:

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included
  • After-course computing sandbox included

You Will Learn How To:

  • Develop custom solutions, automate tasks, and increase performance
  • Enhance the Office 2007-2016 Ribbon with new functionality
  • Exploit ActiveX controls to create functional and familiar UIs
  • Troubleshoot code using debugging tools
  • Secure your code and protect your users from macro viruses


CPE 23 Credits

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  • 4-day instructor-led training course
  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included
  • Earn 23 NASBA credits (live, in-class training only)
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VBA Introduction Course Information

  • Recommended Experience

    • Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications
  • Software

    • This course is applicable to all versions of Office, from 2007 to 2016

VBA Introduction Course Outline

  • Introduction

    The advantages of VBA

    • An easy-to-use and versatile language
    • Integrated with off-the-shelf products

    Macros: the first step

    • Recording and executing macros
    • Limitations
    • Enhancing with VBA code
  • Getting to Know the VBA Environment

    The code design tools

    • Project Explorer
    • Help system
    • Code Window
    • IntelliSense
    • Properties Window
    • Object Browser

    The debugging tools

    • Code stepping
    • Immediate Window
    • Breakpoints
  • Writing VBA Code

    Event-driven programming

    • The role of events in Windows
    • Responding to events through event procedures

    Putting objects to work

    • Properties
    • Methods
    • Events
    • Collections
    • Using With...End With

    Storing data in variables

    • How and when to declare variables
    • Selecting data types
    • Fixed and dynamic arrays
    • Constants

    Conditional branching

    • If...Then...Else
    • Select...Case

    Looping through code

    • Do...Loop, While and Until
    • For...Next and For Each...Next

    Building procedures

    • Creating Sub and Function procedures
    • Calling procedures
    • Passing arguments to procedures
  • Empowering VBA through the Application Object Models

    Understanding object model structures

    • Exploring the hierarchy with the Object Browser and Help
    • Referencing specific objects

    Writing application-specific procedures

    • Key objects within Excel, Word and Outlook
    • Creating templates and add-ins

    Exploiting the power of Automation

    • Controlling one Office application while working in another application
    • Accessing data in databases using ActiveX Data Objects
  • Building Intuitive User Interfaces

    Using intrinsic dialogs

    • Communicating with the user through the message box
    • Gathering user information with the input box
    • Utilizing the FileDialog object and Dialogs collections

    Creating customized dialogs with UserForm objects

    • Command buttons
    • List and Combo boxes
    • Labels
    • Option buttons
    • Check boxes
    • Text boxes
    • Frames
    • Adding more functionality with advanced ActiveX controls

    Modifying menus and toolbars

    • Simplifying user interaction with the CommandBar object
    • Adding and removing CommandBarControl objects
  • Providing a Safe and Secure Environment

    Handling runtime errors

    • The On Error GoTo structure
    • Classifying errors with the Err object
    • Executing with Resume, Resume Next or Resume label

    Implementing security

    • The dangers of macro viruses
    • Macro security levels in Office
    • Applying digital signatures to macros
    • Password-protecting your VBA code

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VBA Introduction Training FAQs

  • Can I learn VBA programming online?

    Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want. This course is available in class and live online.

  • What versions of Microsoft Office is this course applicable for?

    This course is applicable to all versions of Office, from 2007 to 2016.

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