Posts by Insomniac

    For the old school people the filter range starts at A2, A3 is empty , so the filter ends at row 2 regardless of the other columns data.

    If you type a space in A3 the filter will extend to A7 (Service)

    One solution is to ensure the first filtered column is populated to the number of rows required ,
    or manually select the whole range when applying the filter, or use the "Advanced" button(the right of "filter" button).

    Re: Set Focus To Application After Hiding UserForm

    Its unclear here if Excel is being automated from Access or what, but in any case I believe the solution will be AppActivate.
    Application.Goto will select and display a sheet and range, but the userfom will still have focus without AppActivate "Microsoft Excel".
    Should work for versions 2002 up, below needs API.

    Re: 4 Conditions For Conditional Formatting

    Its also possible to use custom number formats to some extent, eg:

    Format>Cells>Custom> [Blue][=0]#,##0;[Red][<0]-#,##0;[Green] #,##0;[Magenta]@

    This would make zero values BLUE, negative numbers RED, positive numbers GREEN, text MAGENTA

    Conditional Formating could also be used that would overide the cell formating, eg:

    Condition1: CellValueIs 0 (Orange)
    Condition2: FormulaIs: =AND(ISNUMBER(A1), A1>=100) (Aqua)
    Condition3: FormulaIs: =AND(ISNUMBER(A1), A1>=10) (Lavender)

    Perhaps read here for more

    Re: Disable X (quit) Button

    There is no Application.Quit event, but you can trap WorkbookBeforeClose at an Application level.

    Private Sub XlApp_WorkbookBeforeClose(Byval Wb As Workbook, Cancel As Boolean) 
    MsgBox Wb.Name & " is Closing"
    End Sub

    Re: Disable X (quit) Button

    You can do it with API, although I generally wouldnt recommend it.
    Fortunately this will only effect the current application and does not persist between sessions.

    Re: Formatting Text Fails In 97 But Works In 2003

    The problem with the original code is that xl97 (VB5) does not have the Replace function.

    You could use SUBSTITUTE instead, ie:

    sText = Replace(sText, "<br><br>", Chr(10))


    sText = Application.Substitute(sText, "<br><br>", Chr(10))

    Anyway your current problem is due to a bug in xl97 and CommandButtons TakeFocusOnClick property.
    See here:…n-us;177527&Product=xlw97
    Set the TakeFocusOnClick Property to False of the Command Button
    or put in as 1st line of code:


    Re: Qualifying Workbooks And Worksheets

    The original code works fine for me with a minor adjustment, no Workbook Activation is needed.
    The line For Each wks In Worksheets will always refer to the Application.ActiveWorkbook without explicit qualification.
    Hence: For Each wks In wkb.Worksheets
    The wks object variable when fully referenced knows what its parent Workbook object is without activating it.

    Sub ReferencingFixed()
        Dim wks As Worksheet
        Dim wkb As Workbook
        For Each wkb In Workbooks
            For Each wks In wkb.Worksheets
                wks.Cells(1, 2) = 5
            Next wks
        Next wkb
    End Sub

    Re: Application.Visible = False

    I,m guessing you are looking for Application.IgnoreRemoteRequests = True to stop other workbooks opening in the excel instance you have hidden.

    Be aware that this setting persists between excel sessions so it is imortant to reset it.
    Try: [vba]Option Explicit

    Private Sub Workbook_BeforeClose(Cancel As Boolean)
    'important to reset this
    Application.IgnoreRemoteRequests = False
    End Sub

    Private Sub Workbook_Open()
    'need to use ontime to allow xl to initialise fully
    Application.OnTime Now, "ThisWorkbook.OnlyOneOfMe"
    End Sub
    Private Sub OnlyOneOfMe()
    Dim XlApp As Excel.Application
    On Error GoTo BAD
    With Application
    If Me.ReadOnly Or .Workbooks.Count > 1 Then
    Me.ChangeFileAccess Mode:=xlReadOnly
    Set XlApp = New Excel.Application
    'XlApp.Visible = True
    XlApp.Workbooks.Open (Me.FullName)
    GoTo BAD
    'stop opening from explorer (but not from excel)
    .Visible = False
    .IgnoreRemoteRequests = True
    .Visible = True
    End If
    Exit Sub
    End With
    BAD: If Err Then MsgBox Err.Description, vbCritical, "ERROR"
    Set XlApp = Nothing
    Me.Close False
    End Sub[/vba]

    Also be aware that with the Application hidden, the userform will show, and remain on the desktop, but if another application is activated your userform will be covered with no taskbar or system tray icon to select it again.

    Have a look at Ivans site for info on this:

    Or you could just use some API to set the form OnTop of everything else.

    Re: Determine If Entire Column Is Selected

    Keeping in mind that any given selection (using CTRL) may or may not be contiguous, or even adjacent it leaves Selection.Rows.Count open to ambiguities.

    Perhaps like this would allow for multi range selections:
    [VBA]Sub cols()
    Dim r As Range, c As Range

    For Each c In Selection.Columns
    Set r = Intersect(Selection, c)
    If r.Address = c.EntireColumn.Address Then
    MsgBox "Entire column selected: " & _
    Left(c.Cells(1).Address(0, 0), Len(c.Cells(1).Address(0, 0)) - 1)
    End If

    End Sub[/VBA]

    Re: Open Only If WS present...

    With 100 or so workbooks you may want to check if the sheet exists before opening the file or it could take a long time. (It would be prudent to include functions to validate the path and the existence of the workbook as well).

    I use a small function for this:[VBA]Function CheckSheetExist(Pth As String, WB As String, Sh As String) As Boolean
    '(assumes the path and workbook is valid) attempt to extract a value from A1
    'of the specified sheet, if we get an error the sheet does not exist
    On Error GoTo NBG
    If Application.ExecuteExcel4Macro("'" & Pth & "[" & WB & "]" & Sh & "'!R1C1") > "" Then
    CheckSheetExist = True
    NBG: CheckSheetExist = False
    End If
    On Error GoTo 0
    End Function[/VBA]
    to test it [VBA]Sub testit()
    Dim check As Boolean
    check = CheckSheetExist("C:\", "Book1.xls", "Sheet1")
    MsgBox check
    End Sub[/VBA]
    Modifying the original code [untested] maybe like: [VBA]Sub recTestOpenAll()
    Dim x As Integer
    Dim WB As String
    Dim wbk As Workbook
    Dim WS As String

    WS = "Sheet1" 'the sheet name to check for

    For x = 1 To 100

    WB = "G:\Rule Test Files\REC " & x & ".xls"

    If CheckSheetExist("G:\Rule Test Files\", "REC " & x & ".xls", WS) Then

    On Error Resume Next
    Set wbk = Workbooks.Open(FileName:=WB)
    On Error GoTo 0
    If Not wbk Is Nothing Then
    End If

    End If
    End Sub[/VBA]

    Re: Deleting hidden rows

    The 1st code you posted was geting the error at Row(j).Activate, needs to be Rows not Row.

    You do need to loop backwards when deleting this way to catch all the rows.
    Also you dont need to Activate/Select anything.

    Sub DeleteHiddenRows()
        For j = ActiveCell.SpecialCells(xlLastCell).Row To 1 Step -1
            If Rows(j).Hidden Then
                'Rows(j).Hidden = False
            End If
        Next j
    End Sub

    The looping may get a bit slow over a large range but you can do it without looping, something like:

    Re: minimise workbook / display form on startup

    For xl97 modeless forms are not available so to release the WorkbookOpen event DoEvents is needed.
    Try like this: in WorkbookOpen
    [vba]Private Sub Workbook_Open()
    UserForm1.Show '(or whatever your userform is called)
    End Sub[/vba]
    in UserForm
    [vba]Option Explicit

    Private Declare Function FindWindow Lib "user32.dll" Alias "FindWindowA" (ByVal lpClassName As String, _
    ByVal lpWindowName As String) As Long

    Private Declare Function SetWindowPos Lib "user32" (ByVal hWnd As Long, ByVal hWndInsertAfter As Long, _
    ByVal X As Long, ByVal Y As Long, ByVal cx As Long, ByVal cy As Long, ByVal wFlags As Long) As Long

    Const HWND_TOPMOST = -1
    Const HWND_NOTOPMOST = -2
    Const SWP_NOSIZE = &H1
    Const SWP_NOMOVE = &H2
    Const SWP_NOACTIVATE = &H10
    Const SWP_SHOWWINDOW = &H40

    Private Declare Function SetForegroundWindow Lib "user32" (ByVal hWnd As Long) As Long

    Private Sub UserForm_Initialize()
    Dim hWnd As Long
    Application.WindowState = xlMinimized

    While hWnd = 0
    hWnd = FindWindow(vbNullString, Me.Caption)

    SetWindowPos hWnd, HWND_TOPMOST, 0, 0, 0, 0, SWP_NOMOVE Or SWP_NOSIZE

    SetForegroundWindow FindWindow("xlmain", Application.Caption)

    End Sub

    Private Sub UserForm_Terminate()
    Application.WindowState = xlNormal
    End Sub[/vba]

    Re: Color Format Visible Cells

    It works almost instantly for me on your sample.

    I only using a PIII 800mhz + xl97 for testing.

    Try the 1st code & compare.

    Have you got a lost of other fomulas/conditionalformats on your sheet?

    Possible setting calculation to manual at the start of code & back to auto would maybe help?

    Re: Color Format Visible Cells

    Hello, 2 ways I can suggest:

    Both these ways using the Calculation event to make it automatic, need a formula on the sheet to force it to fire.
    I changed your header in A1 to:

    ="AUTO FILTER "&SUBTOTAL(3,A2:A1000)

    Then first way: (Add code to the SheetCode Module)

    2nd way using some code and Conditional Formatting:
    Code for Sheet Module:

    Then use Conditional format for column A:
    Cell Value Is >> equal to >> =Filt1
    (and give it a format)

    Remember both these codes go in the Sheet module & you need to have a formula in the sheet to make them work.

    Re: Determining Cells Whose Value Changed Through Each Calculate Event

    Hello Justin, this may not be exactly what you want but it should give some ideas. To compare formulas values you need to keep a copy of the previous values somewhere. Example here assumes columns A:AZ possible formulas and uses Columns BA:CZ to store values as well as a static array & conditional formatting to change the cell colours.
    This will change any cell with a formula in columns A:AZ if different to previous calculation.

    The application of the conditional formatting is not really needed if you happy to apply it to all the cells, but for the exercise I have made it only apply to SpecialCells(xlCellTypeFormulas). (to make that work you need to use R1C1 notaion to allow for non contiguous ranges of formulas). You will notice no looping in this code & it will execute in a split second for large ranges.

    Re: UserForms with multiple monitors

    I normally just use Excels Top & Left property to do it.
    [vba]Private Sub UserForm_Activate()
    'Position top/left of Excel App
    Me.Top = Application.Top
    Me.Left = Application.Left

    'Approx over top/left cell (depends on toolbars visible)
    Me.Top = Application.Top + 110
    Me.Left = Application.Left + 25
    End Sub[/vba]

    Re: .xls file differs when opened via macro

    When you automate excel like this "Set xlAppl = New Excel.Application" with code none of the addins or files in alt - startup dir are loaded.
    Since you appear to be working from xl already I'm not sure why you are creating new instances but in any case to force the addin to load:

    xlAppl.AddIns("Analysis ToolPak").Installed = False
        xlAppl.AddIns("Analysis ToolPak").Installed = True

    Also you are creating new instances for each file found within the loop. This will be slowing your code down & using up comp resources. You dont indicate what data you are manipulating & how, but you will need full referencing to each App for it to work.