Visual Basic for Applications

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Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is an implementation of Microsoft's event-driven programming language, Visual Basic 6, and its associated integrated development environment (IDE). VBA is built into most Microsoft Office applications, including Office for Mac and other applications such as Microsoft MapPoint and Microsoft Visio.[1]

This course comprises 16 lessons on the use of Visual Basic for Applications in Microsoft Office. Primary focus is on using VBA in Excel, but there are also lessons on VBA in Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access. Each lesson includes a combination of Wikipedia and Microsoft readings, YouTube videos, and hands-on learning activities.

Preparation[edit | edit source]

This is a third-semester, college-level course. Learners should already be familiar with introductory computer concepts and have advanced or proficient-level computer skills.

Lessons[edit | edit source]

  1. Introduction to Macros
  2. Recording Macros
  3. Editing Macros
  4. Variables
  5. Expressions
  6. Conditions
  7. Loops
  8. Arrays
  9. Errors
  10. Procedures
  11. Classes
  12. Word
  13. Excel
  14. PowerPoint
  15. Outlook
  16. Access

See Also[edit | edit source]

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

  • Alexander, M. and Kusleika, D. (2019). Excel 2019 Power Programming with VBA. Wiley. ISBN 9781119514916
  • Alexander, M. and Walkenbach, J. (2018). Excel VBA Programming For Dummies. Wiley. ISBN 9781119518242
  • Mansfield, R. (2013). Mastering VBA for Office 2013. Wiley. ISBN 978-1-118-69512-8

References[edit | edit source]

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