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Microsoft Access 2013-2016 Programming using VBA

Course Specifications

Course Number: ONL76–007_rev1.0

Course Length: 3.0 days

Course Description

Prerequisites: Appropriate introductory and advanced courses plus several weeks of practice. No programming experience is required.

Course Content

Getting Started

  • Introduction to Programming in Access
  • Why Program in Access?
  • Understanding the Development Environment
  • Using Visual Basic Help

Working with Procedures and Functions

  • Understanding Modules
  • Creating a Standard Module
  • Understanding Procedures
  • Creating a Sub Procedure
  • Calling Procedures
  • Using the Immediate Window to Call Procedures
  • Creating a Function Procedure
  • Naming Procedures
  • Organizing Code and Procedures
  • Working with the Code Editor

Understanding Objects

  • Understanding Classes and Objects
  • Navigating the Access Object Hierarchy
  • Understanding Collections
  • Using the Object Browser
  • Working with the Application Object
  • Understanding the Form Object
  • Working with Properties
  • Using the With Statement
  • Working with Methods
  • Understanding the DoCmd Object
  • Working with Events
  • Understanding the Order of Events

Using Expressions, Variables, and Intrinsic Functions

  • Understanding Expressions and Statements
  • Declaring Variables
  • Understanding Data Types
  • Working with Variable Scope
  • Working with Variable Lifetime
  • Considering Variable Scope and Lifetime Together
  • Using Intrinsic Functions
  • Understanding Constants
  • Using Intrinsic Constants
  • Using Message Boxes
  • Using Input Boxes

Controlling Program Execution

  • Understanding Control-of-Flow Structures
  • Working with Boolean Expressions
  • Using the If…End If Decision Structures
  • Using the Select Case…End Select Structure
  • Using the for…Next Structure
  • Using the For Each…Next Structure
  • Using the Do…Loop Structure
  • Guidelines for use of Branching Structures

Working with Record sets

  • Declaring and Creating Object Variables
  • Working with the DAO Record set Object

Debugging Code

  • Understanding Errors
  • Using Debugging Tools
  • Setting Breakpoints
  • Setting Break Expressions
  • Using Break Mode during Run Mode
  • Stepping through Code
  • Determining the Value of Expressions

Handling Errors

  • Understanding Error Handling
  • Understanding VBA’s Error Trapping Options
  • Trapping Errors with the On Error Statement
  • Understanding the Err Object
  • Writing an Error-Handling Routine
  • Working with Inline Error Handling

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