ScreenUpdating Property of Application Object VBA

ScreenUpdating Application Property in VBA is used to turn ON/OFF screen updating. If we set ScreenUpdating property to TRUE then it turns on the screen updating else turn off the screen updating. When we set ScreenUpdating property of an application object to false then it will speed up the macro. It’s one of the optimizing technic.


Excel VBA ScreenUpdating Application Property

VBA ScreenUpdating Application Property – Syntax

Here syntax for ScreenUpdating Property of application object in VBA.

Application. ScreenUpdating

Where ScreenUpdating as Boolean datatype.
In the above syntax Application represents object and ScreenUpdating is the Property of Application object.

VBA ScreenUpdating Application Property: Example 1

Please find the below example for ScreenUpdating Property of an application object in excel VBA.

Sub Appl_ScreenUpdating1()    
‘Variable declaration   
Dim I As Integer
For I = 1 To 100
Sheets("Sheet1").Cells(I, 1) = I
Next    
End Sub

Explanation: In the above example, it will display numbers from 1 to 100 in the first column on Sheet1. We can notice the screen updating while updating Sheet1.

VBA ScreenUpdating Application Property: Example 1

Please find the below example for ScreenUpdating Property of application object in excel VBA.

Sub Appl_ScreenUpdating2()
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Dim I As Integer
For I = 1 To 100
Sheets("Sheet1").Cells(I, 1) = I
Next
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

Explanation: In the above example, it will display numbers from 1 to 100 in the first column on Sheet1. We can observe that there is no screen updating till running the macro. Don’t forget to reset the ScreenUpdating valsue as TRUE at the end of the macro.

VBA ScreenUpdating Application Property – Instructions

Please follow the below steps to execute the VBA code to save the excel file.
Step 1: Open any existing Excel Application.
Step 2: Press Alt+F11 – This will open the VBA Editor.
Step 3: Insert a code module from then insert menu.
Step 4: Copy the above code and paste in the code module which have inserted in the above step.
Step 5: Now press F5 to execute the code and observe when ScreenUpdating is ON and OFF.

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