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What is ColorIndex in VBA?

What is ColorIndex in VBA?

VBA ColorIndex Property of Excel VBA is very useful to set the fill colors, border colors and font colors. Excel VBA ColorIndex returns index values from 1 to 56, -4105 and -4142. We can set VBA colorIndex -4142 (or xlColorIndexNone) enumeration to clear the colors or set to no colors.

How do I color index a cell in Excel?

Manual Way To Find RGB Color Code

  1. Select a cell that contains the fill color you want to lookup.
  2. Click the Paint Bucket button on your Home Ribbon tab.
  3. Select the More Colors option.
  4. Go to the Custom tab and make sure Color Model = RGB.
  5. You will now see the RGB color code for your selected cell’s fill.

How do I change the font color of a cell in VBA?

To change the color of an Excel range, use the Font property of the Range object, and then the Color property of the Font object.

  1. Add the following code line: Range(“A1”).Font.Color = -16776961.
  2. The following code line gives the exact same result.
  3. The following code line gives the exact same result.

How do you highlight cells in VBA?

Highlight Active Cell

  1. Open the Visual Basic Editor.
  2. Double click on Sheet1 (Sheet1) in the Project Explorer.
  3. Choose Worksheet from the left drop-down list.
  4. We declare four variables of type Integer.
  5. First, we add the line which changes the background color of all cells to ‘No Fill’.

What are the VB colors?


Number Color
1 Blue
2 Green
3 Cyan
4 Red

How do you use color palette in Excel?

Click Page Layout > Colors, and pick the set of colors you want. The first set of colors is used in the current theme. To create your own set of colors, click Customize Colors. For each theme color you want to change, click the button next to that color, and pick a color under Theme Colors.

How do I format a cell based on another cell color?

Apply conditional formatting based on text in a cell

  1. Select the cells you want to apply conditional formatting to. Click the first cell in the range, and then drag to the last cell.
  2. Click HOME > Conditional Formatting > Highlight Cells Rules > Text that Contains.
  3. Select the color format for the text, and click OK.

How do I change the Font style in VBA?

To change or set the font style, follow these steps:

  1. Identify the cell range whose font you style you change (Range).
  2. Refer to the Font object representing Range’s font (Font).
  3. Set the Font. Style property to a string specifying the font style you use (Font. FontStyle = “FontStyle”).

How do I change the color in VBA?

In the VBA Editor, from the Tools menu, select Options and then select the Editor Format tab. In the list of Code Colors, select ‘Normal Text’. From the Foreground dropdown list, select ‘Yellow’.

What are the 56 colorindex colors in Excel?

2.1 The 56 colours of ColorIndex . Colours 2 to 8 are red, green, and blue with additive mixing. The colours 9 to 56 are various combinations of red, green and blue with RGB values: 0, 51, 102, 128, 150, 153, 192, 204, and 255 (figure 2). The WS range in figure 2 was printed from the ColIndx2wWS procedure in code 1.

How to change tab color in Excel with VBA?

Open an excel workbook

  • Add worksheets (you can 10-50 worksheets)
  • Press Alt+F11 to open VBA Editor
  • Insert a new module from Insert menu
  • Copy the above code and Paste in the code window
  • Save the file as macro enabled workbook
  • Press F5 to see the output
  • You should see all the sheet tabs are colored as shown below
  • What is VBA coding for Excel?

    An Excel macro is a set of instructions that Microsoft Excel executes to perform an action, for example, a calculation. This set of instuctions or macro is written in a computer programming language called Visual Basic for Applications or VBA. VBA or macro coding is easy to learn. The VBA editor is provided with Microsoft Excel.

    How do you add color to excel?

    To add color to a tab, do the following: Right-click the tab and choose Tab Color. Select a color from the resulting palette. Move to another sheet and watch as Excel colors the tab.