Getting started with VBA

This article is get you started with VBA.

After almost 20 years I have learned VBA, Microsoft never changed Macro to be able to use C# without using Visual Studio. Hence, many people stuck with VBA.

This article will show you how to start VBA in Excel 2013.

1. Start Excel 2013.

2. Go to File Tab -> Options -> Customize Ribbon then enable the Developer tab.


3. Go to Developer tab choose Insert, under ActiveX choose Command Button.


4. Double click the Command Button Excel will bring you to Visual Basic. Type the following code inside the CommandButton1_Click().

Private Sub CommandButton1_Click(


  Range(“A1”).Value = “1”

End Sub

5. Back to the Excel sheet click the Design Mode to enable to run mode.

Now you can try to click the button.

About chanmingman

Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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