Excel Macro code to Highlight the Active Row and Column

How to Highlight the Active Row and Column in excel sheet through VBA Macro Code

To use VBA macro code in an Excel spreadsheet, you need to do the following:

  1. Open the Excel spreadsheet where you want to use the macro code.

  2. Press “Alt + F11” to open the VBA developer window.

  3. In the VBA developer window, click the “Insert” menu and select “Module” to create a new module.

  4. Paste the VBA macro code into the module window.

  5. To run the macro, click the “Run” button in the VBA developer window or press “F5” on your keyboard.

Alternatively, you can also create a button or a shortcut key to run the macro. To create a button, go to the “Developer” tab in the main Excel window and click the “Insert” button. Then select a button control and draw it on the worksheet. Right-click the button and select “Assign Macro” to assign the macro code to the button. To create a shortcut key, go to the “Macros” tab in the VBA developer window, select the macro from the list, and click the “Options” button. Then, enter a shortcut key in the “Shortcut key” field.

Note: If you are running the macro for the first time, you may need to enable macros in Excel by going to the “File” tab and selecting “Options.” Under the “Trust Center” settings, click the “Trust Center Settings” button and go to the “Macro Settings” tab. Select “Enable all macros” and click “OK.”

Copy Below VBA Macro Code for Highlight the Active Row and Column
Private Sub Worksheet_BeforeDoubleClick(ByVal Target As Range, Cancel As Boolean)
Dim strRange As String
strRange = Target.Cells.Address & "," & _
Target.Cells.EntireColumn.Address & "," & _
End Sub

This very useful macro code whenever you want to analyze a data table. You can Highlight the Active Row and Column. Here are the quick steps to apply this code.

  1. Open VBE (ALT + F11).
  2. Go to Project Explorer (Ctrl + R, If hidden).
  3. Select your workbook & double click on the name of a particular worksheet in which you want to activate the macro.
  4. Paste the code into it and select the “BeforeDoubleClick” from event drop down menu.
  5. Close VBE and you are done.

Remember that, by applying this macro you will not able to edit the cell by double click.


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