Excel Workouts: VBA Mastery

This course builds a suite of further, intermediate, VBA skills. It is designed for those who have sat the intro course, or already have a decent experience of VBA. We do however recommend that all attend the intro course in order to plug any gaps that they may have.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course participants will be able to:
– Work with 1D and 2D VBA Arrays to reduce latency
– Write and apply User Defined Functions (UDFs)
– Build out Error Handlers and more complex
– IF, Case structures
– Implement Event Procedures

Course Content

Object Variables
– How they differ to Data Variables
– Using to simply fully qualified references

VBA Arrays
– 1D and 2D Static and Dynamic VBA Arrays
– Declaring, Resizing with ReDim, Erasing etc
– Writing / Reading to Arrays, including single line ‘cheats’ for 2D dynamic array population

User Defined Functions (UDFs)
– Specifying Function Arguments, including Optional Arguments
– Calling UDFs from Excel and Sub Procedures
– Creating Excel Add-Ins and Customising the Ribbon (manually) to run the add-in Subs

Further IF and Select Case
– IF, Else, Else IF Structures
– Select Case, Case Is, Case Else Structures
– Building these into more complex UDFs

Efficient Error Handling
– Common Error-types: Syntax, Compile, Run-time
– On Error Resume Next (and its dangers)
– On Error Goto [Label]
– Handling Error Numbers
– Resume Next and Exit Statements

Event Procedures
– Worksheet events – e.g. SelectionChange, Change
– Workbook Events – e.g. AfterSave, Open, BeforeClose, NewSheet
– Non-Object Events -e.g. On Time
– Optional Class Challenge (Time Permitting): Loop within a Loop


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