Monday, 18 June 2012

Lesson 28: Command Buttons in VBA for Excel

In the toolbox the command button has this icon   VBA for Excel command buttons icon. The command button  is a very active  control and there is always VBA code behind it.
The command buttons are usually placed at the bottom of the form and serve to complete the transaction for which the form has been created. The caption of these buttons are usually "Go" , "Run" , "Submit" , "Cancel" , etc.

Among the other properties of the command button  are:
WordWrap to be able to write more that one line on a button,
ControlTipText which generates a small comment box when the user moves the mouse over the control. You can use this property to give explanations and instructions about the command button,

Adding a Command Button to a Userform
To add a command button to a userform you left click on its icon in the toolbox. You move the cursor to the userform, you click again and the command button appears. You can then resize it to your liking.  If you double click on the command button icon in the toolbox you can then click on the form as many times as you need command buttons. When you are finished adding command buttons just click once on the command button icon of the toolbox.

VBA Code
Most of the VBA code (VBA sentences) is created within the command button when you develop simple userforms. Here are two exercises creating VBA code within the command button.

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