Linking a cell's comment to a vba form's textbox

  • Hi,

    I've created a form to display multiple cells when selecting a date and am having difficulty in trying to figure out how (or if it's possible) to link a cell's comment to a textbox on the form.

    Is it possible to modify this line of code to display the cell's comment.

    ('extrainfo' is the textbox. SLNo is an index number in column A)

    Me.extrainfo.Value = Application.WorksheetFunction.VLookup(SLNo, Sheets("data").Range("A2:AR1087"), 44, 0)

    Edited once, last by royUK: Add code tags ().

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  • Thanks.

    I didn't attach the file as it has a lot of other peoples private data in it.

    Here's the code if that helps

    Edited once, last by royUK: add code tags ().

  • I'm not sure what you are doing, but I woulddn't use VLookup. I would use the VBA Find method.

    The example file has a Function to test if a cell has a comment. The Button on the form tests for a comment using the Function, if the cell contains a comment it will enter it to the TextBox.

    Attach a small dummy workbook and I will make a better example.

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  • I think that I have the columns going to the correct textboxes. Check this example.

    If it needs amending I'll check back tomorrow and add explanation.

  • Thanks, that works a lot better for me.

    There is some code i stripped out of the file that would need updating now though which is code to update the various cells from the form.

    Can you take a look at how that could be done please?

    Here's the code:

  • This should do what you want

  • I have added a Procedure to load the ComboBox called RefreshCombo so that it can refreshed when needed. This procedure is called from the Initialize event of the UserForm to load the data. It is also used in the update button code to upload the changed data

  • There is a problem with the updating code.


    If you edit the comment linked (from cell B3) textbox on the form, it overwrites the text in cell B3 with the value from cell C3

    can you take a look please?

  • Is it possible to change the linked comment boxes to maintain the formatted text in them when on the form and back again when updating them.

    Such as:


    This is the second line

    This is the third line

  • The problem is the line breaks, etc don't display properly when imported to the UserForm, which is why I used Clean & Trim. You can try with those Functions.

  • Thanks Roy, it's not what i meant though.

    Here's a better example

    Here is an example comment on the sheet:


    This is the second line"

    This is what it turns into on the form:


    This is the second line"

    I would like to retain the text in italics and the difference in bold & normal text when on the form's textbox if possible?

  • I've exhausted all options on rich text on the form, it's not possible at present.

    Another tweak i'm trying to achieve is selecting a cell (A450 for example) and when opening the form have that record show first instead of having to scroll through all the records to get to it on the 'index number' drop menu.

    Is that possible with the example i posted above?



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