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1.  I'm looking for a list of features, commands, statements, functions mistakes to avoid, etc. that every competent VBA programmer must know.
2.  Please also list how well these things should be known. (i.e. a general familiarity, working knowledge, or "must know this inside and out")
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Hi,

Are you writing a set of questions for a technical interview for a prospective candidate?

If so, we have Previously Asked Question threads on such topics.

[PS. Where do I apply? ;)]

BFN,

fp.
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Learn
* the VBA/VB6 language standard
* how to define and use Windows API calls
* how to use object variables, such as FileSystemObject, Dictionary, and WMI
* Excel object model (based on this question being in the Excel zone)
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Conditional testing
Loops
Variable types
Error handling
Set objects and then clearing (set to nothing)
Data validation

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Thanks to all for the responses!

Message to Fanpages.
It's just for my knowledge. Not for a candidate or a technical interview.

I've been using VBA for about a year and I STILL get slapped in the head, and face with some problem someone asks me to solve that I have absolutely no clue about!!!!!  So, I thought "I must be missing some knowledge that I'm not able to figure things out on my own.
That's why I posted the question.  I keep getting perplexed.
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:)

Being part of the community here should demonstrate the various ways any issue can be addressed.

There is always something new to learn & at least one new approach to a problem you may have resolved previously.

If you are not already doing so, perhaps you could look at some of the newly created questions to see how you would offer advice &/or a solution.

Then, sit back & see what alternatives are offered.

That, arguably, is a way to learn more & I am sure you will not be disappointed!

Good luck.
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Hey, I've been doing VBA since Access 2.  I'm learning new stuff all the time.   Just keep doin' it.  Ask questions when you need it.  You'll be fine.
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