Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) in Excel, Building Applications | Part 3  Short Courses

Course Information

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Saturday 26 May 2018 10:30 - 16:30
(Includes 1-hour break)
5 weekly classes £560.00 CS2566 Apply Now

Course Content

For students who have successfully completed “Visual Basic for Applications in Excel, Part 2” or have equivalent knowledge, Part 3, Building Applications, includes customisation features such as classes and Add-ins, database-enabled web publishing, integrating Excel VBA with functionality from other applications and Ribbon adaptation. In the process, students write complex, structured programs leading up to a large-scale working application.

Tutor Info

Dionisis Dimakopoulos graduated from the department of Mechanical Engineering at the Technological Educational Institute at Patras, Greece. He holds an MSc in E-Commerce programming from the University of Essex and is currently completing his research as a computer scientist at Birkbeck, University of London. His research interests are personalisation of web content, usability, blended learning, semantic web and artificial intelligence.

He has implemented numerous projects in Java throughout his career, including desktop, mobile and web applications. He has also worked as a consultant for a wide range of applications written in VBA for Excel; some examples being applications that combine the power of Java web services with the familiar interface of Excel for engineering or financial applications, or offer interoperability with other Office applications.


Successful completion of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) in Excel Part 2 or knowledge of subjects therein.

English Requirements

Applicants must be proficient in written and spoken English.

What will I learn?

  • Review: the Excel API; loops; control structures; arrays; subroutines and functions
  • Interacting with other applications such as MS Word and MS Access
  • Providing Help documentation for the user of the spreadsheet application
  • Manipulating data in conjunction with databases, using ADO
  • Parsing and publishing data over the Internet
  • Class modules
  • Add-ins
  • Working with XML
  • User Forms

Recommended Reading

Excel 2010 Power Programming with VBA (Mr. Spreadsheets Bookshelf), John Walkenbach, For Dummies

Excel 2010 VBA Programmer's Reference (Programmer to Programmer), John Green, Stephen Bullen, Rob Bovey, and Michael Alexander, Wrox

Automated Data Analysis Using Excel, Brian D. Bissett, Chapman & Hall/CRC

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