If we want to deal with Cell or Range we can directly mention the object and change its properties or call its methods. We can also deal with Cells or Range by simply selecting it. Then we can use Selection object to refer Selected Cells, Range or any other Objects.
We select cell range in Excel VBA to do particular task with the selection. For example we may want to change the background color of a range and we may want to change the font to Bold. In this case we do not required to loop each and every cell of the range to change the background color and font.
Select Cell Range in Excel VBA – Solution:
We can use Select method of Range or Cell to select it and do whatever you want to do.
Select Cell Range in Excel VBA – Example:
Following are the various examples which will show you how to select a range and perform some task.
Example to Select a Cell
In this example I am selecting a Cell using Select method of Cell.
Sub sbSelectACell() 'Selecting a Cell Cells(2, 3).Select 'This will select the Cell at 2nd row and 3rd column End Sub
Example to Select a Range
In this example I am selecting a Range using Select method of Range.
Sub sbSelectARange() 'You can also use Range Object Range("C3").Select 'Collection of Cells OR Multiple Cells = Range Range ("B2:C4").Select ' It will Select B2,B3,B4,C2,C3,C4 End Sub
Example to Select a Range and change the background color
In this example I am selecting the range from B2:C4 using Select method. And changing the background color to red using ColorIndex Property of Range.
Sub sbSelectARangeandForamt() 'Selecting a Range Range("B2:C4").Select ' It will Select B2,B3,B4,C2,C3,C4 Selection.Interior.ColorIndex = 3 End Sub
- Open an Excel Workbook
- Press Alt+F11 to open VBA Editor
- Insert a Module from Insert Menu
- Copy the above code and Paste in the code window
- Save the file as macro enabled workbook
- Press F5 to execute it
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I need your help to select rows from a report(row and column # are not fixed it gets changed frequently since these are filtered). Once we filter accordingly we are left with a range of info. Can u just help me out in this case..
You can find the last row or column dynamically and use in your code:
Please refer the below examples:
I actually tried using the above codes prior asking u this. This however goes till it find a blank row/column. I actually need code the macro such that it checks the filtered data and deletes/copies the entire row. I m not sure how to crack this i m not familiar with loop iteration as well. So need your support on helping me out this.. . Thanks
I just begin to learn VBA, I tried a code to copy data from specific cells in one workbook to some other workbooks, based on conditions.
I used simple IF conditions for entire procedure. i need to copy this data every day. so I applied conditions based on date.
now compiler is saying “Procedure is Too Long” .
I want to know how to increment the cell with the help of a variable.
day 1 data copied to E5
day 2 data copied to E6
Please suggest me, how to go ahead.
How to use VBA codes for admission book?
You can use to add new admissions in a specific range of cells. And you use VBA to perform calculation and print the results in Range.
Please specify your requirement in detailed.