As a VBA developer, it’s important not to lose sight of the broader Excel application environment. VBA will always be part of Excel — an application containing its own interface, features, and functionality. This post will provide an overview of 10 important non-VBA concepts and features important for VBA developers …
Dear Readers- I’m very excited to announce the official launch of Excel Virtuoso. This blog is dedicated to providing comprehensive guides, tips, and tricks to help professionals harness the full power of Microsoft Excel. As a business tool, nothing comes close to Excel in terms of pure flexibility and potential. …
While one of Excel offers users the ability to interact with and modify any area of a spreadsheet, there are times where you may not want users of your spreadsheet application to inadvertently change contents. The ability to protect certain parts of a spreadsheet allows for full control, while providing …
Conditional formatting is a built-in Excel feature that—with proper implementation—can provide very useful and responsive feedback to users. By providing dynamic visuals, users will be able to gain instant insights into data and dashboards.
The aesthetic design of a spreadsheet, when done right, can add significant benefits in terms of usability and functionality.
While it’s usually obvious to a user how to add data in a spreadsheet, modifying data is often less obvious and an afterthought for many developers. By providing a clean and inutitive interface to modify data, inputs can be validated and controlled, ensuring datasets remain clean.
While the Listbox Form and ActiveX control can suit the needs of many, they lack many options that provide full interactivity and customization. A custom VBA solution will give you full control of how listboxes look, and how users interact with them.
Part 2 the Spreadsheet Design series will focus on Data Management, an often overlooked component of any large Excel project. This may well be because Excel is not meant to manage data; its primary purpose is to display data or derive analysis off of it.
Using VBA to control navigation elements of a spreadsheet provides a greater level of flexibility. Through proper coding, users will be provided with responsive navigation and proper feedback.
Excel shapes can serve as hyperlinks for spreadsheet navigation. By assigning links to shapes, spreadsheet developers have full flexibility in modifying a link’s size and look.