Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) in Excel - Introduction to programming Training Course

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Course Language

This course is delivered in German or English.

Course Code


Duration Duration

28 hours (usually 4 days including breaks)

Requirements Requirements

Ability to work with a spreadsheet, basic knowledge (references, ranges, sheets, ...). Knowledge is no required to create new macros or VBA code. The course is a gentle introduction to programming problems and automate tasks in Excel.

Overview Overview

It is an introduction to procedural programming in VBA. Training allows you to gain a strong foundation for further learning and VBA environment.

After the course you can:

  • Record and edit the macro as required,
  • Write procedures using data from the sheet,
  • Create your own functions
  • Handle the event (opening worksheet cell update etc) by means of the handler,
  • Create form

Course Outline Course Outline


  • Recording and editing macros
  • Assigning macros to forms, toolbars, keyboard shortcuts

VBA Environment

  • Visual Basic Editor and its options
  • Management components
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Optimizing the environment

Introduction to procedural programming

  • Procedures: Function Sub
  • Data types
  • The if statement ... then ... elseif ... else ... end if
  • Case statement
  • Loops for ... loop while, until
  • Loop for ... next
  • Instructions loop break (exit)
  • Array processing

Quoted string

  • Combining quoted strings (concatenation)
  • Conversion to other types of (implicit and explicit)
  • Features processing quoted strings

Visual Basic

  • Download and upload data to a spreadsheet (Cells, Range)
  • Download and upload data to the user (InputBox, MsgBox)
  • The declaration of variables
  • The extent and lifetime of variables
  • Operators and their priorities
  • Options modules
  • Create your own functions and use them in a sheet
  • Objects, classes, methods and properties
  • Securing code
  • Security code tampering and preview


  • Processing step
  • Locals window
  • Immediate window
  • Traps - Watches
  • Call Stack

Error handling

  • Types of errors and ways to avoid
  • Capturing and handling run-time errors
  • Structures: On Error Resume Next, On Error GoTo

Excel Object Model

  • The Application Object
  • Workbook object and a collection of Workbooks
  • Worksheet Object and Collection Worksheets
  • Objects ThisWorkbook, ActiveWorkbook, ActiveCell
  • Object Selection
  • Collection Range
  • Object Cells
  • Display data on the status bar
  • Optimization using ScreenUpdating
  • The time measurement by the method Timer

Event handling in VBA

  • What is an event?
  • Responding to an event and create an event handler
  • Triggering Event Handlers
  • Service frequently occurring events

VBA Forms

  • Create your own forms
  • Calling a form from code
  • Use the forms in the sheet

Public Classroom Public Classroom
Participants from multiple organisations. Topics usually cannot be customised
From 1985EUR
Private Classroom Private Classroom
Participants are from one organisation only. No external participants are allowed. Usually customised to a specific group, course topics are agreed between the client and the trainer.
Private Remote Private Remote
The instructor and the participants are in two different physical locations and communicate via the Internet
From 1980EUR
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Number of Delegates Public Classroom Private Remote
1 1985EUR 1980EUR
2 1468EUR 1440EUR
3 1295EUR 1260EUR
4 1209EUR 1170EUR
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Course Discounts

Course Venue Course Date Course Price [Remote/Classroom]
Excel Advanced with VBA Basel Mon, 2016-10-24 09:30 1500EUR / 2150EUR

Upcoming Courses

VenueCourse DateCourse Price [Remote/Classroom]
BaselMon, 2016-11-14 08:001485EUR / 1985EUR
BernTue, 2016-11-29 09:301980EUR / 2780EUR
ZürichMon, 2016-12-19 09:301980EUR / 2780EUR

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