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Range Members (Excel)

Represents a cell, a row, a column, a selection of cells containing one or more contiguous blocks of cells, or a 3-D range.

Name

Description

Activate

Activates a single cell, which must be inside the current selection. To select a range of cells, use the Select method.

AddComment

Adds a comment to the range.

AdvancedFilter

Filters or copies data from a list based on a criteria range. If the initial selection is a single cell, that cell's current region is used.

AllocateChanges

Performs a writeback operation for all edited cells in a range based on an OLAP data source.

ApplyNames

Applies names to the cells in the specified range.

ApplyOutlineStyles

Applies outlining styles to the specified range.

AutoComplete

Returns an AutoComplete match from the list. If there’s no AutoComplete match or if more than one entry in the list matches the string to complete, this method returns an empty string.

AutoFill

Performs an autofill on the cells in the specified range.

AutoFilter

Filters a list using the AutoFilter.

AutoFit

Changes the width of the columns in the range or the height of the rows in the range to achieve the best fit.

AutoOutline

Automatically creates an outline for the specified range. If the range is a single cell, Microsoft Excel creates an outline for the entire sheet. The new outline replaces any existing outline.

BorderAround

Adds a border to a range and sets the Color, LineStyle, and Weight properties for the new border. Variant.

Calculate

Calculates all open workbooks, a specific worksheet in a workbook, or a specified range of cells on a worksheet, as shown in the following table.

CalculateRowMajorOrder

Calculates a specfied range of cells.

CheckSpelling

Checks the spelling of an object.

Clear

Clears the entire object.

ClearComments

Clears all cell comments from the specified range.

ClearContents

Clears the formulas from the range.

ClearFormats

Clears the formatting of the object.

ClearHyperlinks

Removes all hyperlinks from the specified range.

ClearNotes

Clears notes and sound notes from all the cells in the specified range.

ClearOutline

Clears the outline for the specified range.

ColumnDifferences

Returns a Range object that represents all the cells whose contents are different from the comparison cell in each column.

Consolidate

Consolidates data from multiple ranges on multiple worksheets into a single range on a single worksheet. Variant.

Copy

Copies the range to the specified range or to the Clipboard.

CopyFromRecordset

Copies the contents of an ADO or DAO Recordset object onto a worksheet, beginning at the upper-left corner of the specified range. If the Recordset object contains fields with OLE objects in them, this method fails.

CopyPicture

Copies the selected object to the Clipboard as a picture. Variant.

CreateNames

Creates names in the specified range, based on text labels in the sheet.

Cut

Cuts the object to the Clipboard or pastes it into a specified destination.

DataSeries

Creates a data series in the specified range. Variant.

Delete

Deletes the object.

DialogBox

Displays a dialog box defined by a dialog box definition table on a Microsoft Excel 4.0 macro sheet. Returns the number of the chosen control, or returns False if the user clicks the Cancel button.

Dirty

Designates a range to be recalculated when the next recalculation occurs.

DiscardChanges

Discards all changes in the edited cells of the range.

EditionOptions

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ExportAsFixedFormat

Exports to a file of the specified format.

FillDown

Fills down from the top cell or cells in the specified range to the bottom of the range. The contents and formatting of the cell or cells in the top row of a range are copied into the rest of the rows in the range.

FillLeft

Fills left from the rightmost cell or cells in the specified range. The contents and formatting of the cell or cells in the rightmost column of a range are copied into the rest of the columns in the range.

FillRight

Fills right from the leftmost cell or cells in the specified range. The contents and formatting of the cell or cells in the leftmost column of a range are copied into the rest of the columns in the range.

FillUp

Fills up from the bottom cell or cells in the specified range to the top of the range. The contents and formatting of the cell or cells in the bottom row of a range are copied into the rest of the rows in the range.

Find

Finds specific information in a range.

FindNext

Continues a search that was begun with the Find method. Finds the next cell that matches those same conditions and returns a Range object that represents that cell. This does not affect the selection or the active cell.

FindPrevious

Continues a search that was begun with the Find method. Finds the previous cell that matches those same conditions and returns a Range object that represents that cell. Doesn’t affect the selection or the active cell.

FlashFill

TRUE indicates that the Excel Flash Fill feature has been enabled and active.

FunctionWizard

Starts the Function Wizard for the upper-left cell of the range.

Group

When the Range object represents a single cell in a PivotTable field’s data range, the Group method performs numeric or date-based grouping in that field.

Insert

Inserts a cell or a range of cells into the worksheet or macro sheet and shifts other cells away to make space.

InsertIndent

Adds an indent to the specified range.

Justify

Rearranges the text in a range so that it fills the range evenly.

ListNames

Pastes a list of all nonhidden names onto the worksheet, beginning with the first cell in the range.

Merge

Creates a merged cell from the specified Range object.

NavigateArrow

Navigates a tracer arrow for the specified range to the precedent, dependent, or error-causing cell or cells. Selects the precedent, dependent, or error cells and returns a Range object that represents the new selection. This method causes an error if it's applied to a cell without visible tracer arrows.

NoteText

Returns or sets the cell note associated with the cell in the upper-left corner of the range. Read/write String. Cell notes have been replaced by range comments. For more information, see the Comment object.

Parse

Parses a range of data and breaks it into multiple cells. Distributes the contents of the range to fill several adjacent columns; the range can be no more than one column wide.

PasteSpecial

Pastes a Range from the Clipboard into the specified range.

PrintOut

Prints the object.

PrintPreview

Shows a preview of the object as it would look when printed.

RemoveDuplicates

Removes duplicate values from a range of values.

RemoveSubtotal

Removes subtotals from a list.

Replace

Returns a Boolean indicating characters in cells within the specified range. Using this method doesn’t change either the selection or the active cell.

RowDifferences

Returns a Range object that represents all the cells whose contents are different from those of the comparison cell in each row.

Run

Runs the Microsoft Excel macro at this location. The range must be on a macro sheet.

Select

Selects the object.

SetPhonetic

Creates Phonetic objects for all the cells in the specified range.

Show

Scrolls through the contents of the active window to move the range into view. The range must consist of a single cell in the active document.

ShowDependents

Draws tracer arrows to the direct dependents of the range.

ShowErrors

Draws tracer arrows through the precedents tree to the cell that’s the source of the error, and returns the range that contains that cell.

ShowPrecedents

Draws tracer arrows to the direct precedents of the range.

Sort

Sorts a range of values.

SortSpecial

Uses East Asian sorting methods to sort the range, a PivotTable report, or uses the method for the active region if the range contains only one cell. For example, Japanese sorts in the order of the Kana syllabary.

Speak

Causes the cells of the range to be spoken in row order or column order.

SpecialCells

Returns a Range object that represents all the cells that match the specified type and value.

SubscribeTo

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Subtotal

Creates subtotals for the range (or the current region, if the range is a single cell).

Table

Creates a data table based on input values and formulas that you define on a worksheet.

TextToColumns

Parses a column of cells that contain text into several columns.

Ungroup

Promotes a range in an outline (that is, decreases its outline level). The specified range must be a row or column, or a range of rows or columns. If the range is in a PivotTable report, this method ungroups the items contained in the range.

UnMerge

Separates a merged area into individual cells.

Name

Description

AddIndent

Returns or sets a Variant value that indicates if text is automatically indented when the text alignment in a cell is set to equal distribution (either horizontally or vertically.)

Address

Returns a String value that represents the range reference in the language of the macro.

AddressLocal

Returns the range reference for the specified range in the language of the user. Read-only String.

AllowEdit

Returns a Boolean value that indicates if the range can be edited on a protected worksheet.

Application

When used without an object qualifier, this property returns an Application object that represents the Microsoft Excel application. When used with an object qualifier, this property returns an Application object that represents the creator of the specified object (you can use this property with an OLE Automation object to return the application of that object). Read-only.

Areas

Returns an Areas collection that represents all the ranges in a multiple-area selection. Read-only.

Borders

Returns a Borders collection that represents the borders of a style or a range of cells (including a range defined as part of a conditional format).

Cells

Returns a Range object that represents the cells in the specified range.

Characters

Returns a Characters object that represents a range of characters within the object text. You can use the Characters object to format characters within a text string.

Column

Returns the number of the first column in the first area in the specified range. Read-only Long.

Columns

Returns a Range object that represents the columns in the specified range.

ColumnWidth

Returns or sets the width of all columns in the specified range. Read/write Variant.

Comment

Returns a Comment object that represents the comment associated with the cell in the upper-left corner of the range.

Count

Returns a Long value that represents the number of objects in the collection.

CountLarge

Returns a value that represents the number of objects in the collection. Read-only Variant.

Creator

Returns a 32-bit integer that indicates the application in which this object was created. Read-only Long.

CurrentArray

If the specified cell is part of an array, returns a Range object that represents the entire array. Read-only.

CurrentRegion

Returns a Range object that represents the current region. The current region is a range bounded by any combination of blank rows and blank columns. Read-only.

Dependents

Returns a Range object that represents the range containing all the dependents of a cell. This can be a multiple selection (a union of Range objects) if there’s more than one dependent. Read-only Range object.

DirectDependents

Returns a Range object that represents the range containing all the direct dependents of a cell. This can be a multiple selection (a union of Range objects) if there’s more than one dependent. Read-only Range object.

DirectPrecedents

Returns a Range object that represents the range containing all the direct precedents of a cell. This can be a multiple selection (a union of Range objects) if there’s more than one precedent. Read-only Range object.

DisplayFormat

Returns a DisplayFormat object that represents the display settings for the specified range. Read-only

End

Returns a Range object that represents the cell at the end of the region that contains the source range. Equivalent to pressing END+UP ARROW, END+DOWN ARROW, END+LEFT ARROW, or END+RIGHT ARROW. Read-only Range object.

EntireColumn

Returns a Range object that represents the entire column (or columns) that contains the specified range. Read-only.

EntireRow

Returns a Range object that represents the entire row (or rows) that contains the specified range. Read-only.

Errors

Allows the user to to access error checking options.

Font

Returns a Font object that represents the font of the specified object.

FormatConditions

Returns a FormatConditions collection that represents all the conditional formats for the specified range. Read-only.

Formula

Returns or sets a Variant value that represents the object's formula in A1-style notation and in the macro language.

FormulaArray

Returns or sets the array formula of a range. Returns (or can be set to) a single formula or a Visual Basic array. If the specified range doesn't contain an array formula, this property returns null. Read/write Variant.

FormulaHidden

Returns or sets a Variant value that indicates if the formula will be hidden when the worksheet is protected.

FormulaLocal

Returns or sets the formula for the object, using A1-style references in the language of the user. Read/write Variant.

FormulaR1C1

Returns or sets the formula for the object, using R1C1-style notation in the language of the macro. Read/write Variant.

FormulaR1C1Local

Returns or sets the formula for the object, using R1C1-style notation in the language of the user. Read/write Variant.

HasArray

True if the specified cell is part of an array formula. Read-only Variant.

HasFormula

True if all cells in the range contain formulas; False if none of the cells in the range contains a formula; null otherwise. Read-only Variant.

Height

Returns or sets a Variant value that represents the height, in points, of the range.

Hidden

Returns or sets a Variant value that indicates if the rows or columns are hidden.

HorizontalAlignment

Returns or sets a Variant value that represents the horizontal alignment for the specified object.

Hyperlinks

Returns a Hyperlinks collection that represents the hyperlinks for the range.

ID

Returns or sets a String value that represents the identifying label for the specified cell when the page is saved as a Web page.

IndentLevel

Returns or sets a Variant value that represents the indent level for the cell or range. Can be an integer from 0 to 15.

Interior

Returns an Interior object that represents the interior of the specified object.

Item

Returns a Range object that represents a range at an offset to the specified range.

Left

Returns a Variant value that represents the distance, in points, from the left edge of column A to the left edge of the range.

ListHeaderRows

Returns the number of header rows for the specified range. Read-only Long.

ListObject

Returns a ListObject object for the Range object. Read-only ListObject object.

LocationInTable

Returns a constant that describes the part of the PivotTable report that contains the upper-left corner of the specified range. Can be one of the following XlLocationInTable. constants. Read-only Long.

Locked

Returns or sets a Variant value that indicates if the object is locked.

MDX

Returns the MDX name for the specified Range object. Read-only String.

MergeArea

Returns a Range object that represents the merged range containing the specified cell. If the specified cell isn’t in a merged range, this property returns the specified cell. Read-only Variant.

MergeCells

True if the range contains merged cells. Read/write Variant.

Name

Returns or sets a Variant value that represents the name of the object.

Next

Returns a Range object that represents the next cell.

NumberFormat

Returns or sets a Variant value that represents the format code for the object.

NumberFormatLocal

Returns or sets a Variant value that represents the format code for the object as a string in the language of the user.

Offset

Returns a Range object that represents a range that’s offset from the specified range.

Orientation

Returns or sets a Variant value that represents the text orientation.

OutlineLevel

Returns or sets the current outline level of the specified row or column. Read/write Variant.

PageBreak

Returns or sets the location of a page break. Can be one of the following XlPageBreak constants: xlPageBreakAutomatic, xlPageBreakManual, or xlPageBreakNone. Read/write Long.

Parent

Returns the parent object for the specified object. Read-only.

Phonetic

Returns the Phonetic object, which contains information about a specific phonetic text string in a cell.

Phonetics

Returns the Phonetics collection of the range. Read only.

PivotCell

Returns a PivotCell object that represents a cell in a PivotTable report.

PivotField

Returns a PivotField object that represents the PivotTable field containing the upper-left corner of the specified range.

PivotItem

Returns a PivotItem object that represents the PivotTable item containing the upper-left corner of the specified range.

PivotTable

Returns a PivotTable object that represents the PivotTable report containing the upper-left corner of the specified range.

Precedents

Returns a Range object that represents all the precedents of a cell. This can be a multiple selection (a union of Range objects) if there's more than one precedent. Read-only.

PrefixCharacter

Returns the prefix character for the cell. Read-only Variant.

Previous

Returns a Range object that represents the next cell.

QueryTable

Returns a QueryTable object that represents the query table that intersects the specified Range object.

Range

Returns a Range object that represents a cell or a range of cells.

ReadingOrder

Returns or sets the reading order for the specified object. Can be one of the following constants: xlRTL (right-to-left), xlLTR (left-to-right), or xlContext. Read/write Long.

Resize

Resizes the specified range. Returns a Range object that represents the resized range.

Row

Returns the number of the first row of the first area in the range. Read-only Long.

RowHeight

Returns or sets the height of the first row in the range specified, measured in points. Read/write Variant.

Rows

Returns a Range object that represents the rows in the specified range. Read-only Range object.

ServerActions

Specifies the actions that can be performed on the SharePoint server for a Range object.

ShowDetail

True if the outline is expanded for the specified range (so that the detail of the column or row is visible). The specified range must be a single summary column or row in an outline. Read/write Variant. For the PivotItem object (or the Range object if the range is in a PivotTable report), this property is set to True if the item is showing detail.

ShrinkToFit

Returns or sets a Variant value that indicates if text automatically shrinks to fit in the available column width.

SoundNote

This property should not be used. Sound notes have been removed from Microsoft Excel.

SparklineGroups

Returns a SparklineGroups object that represents an existing group of sparklines from the specified range. Read-only

Style

Returns or sets a Variant value, containing a Style object, that represents the style of the specified range.

Summary

True if the range is an outlining summary row or column. The range should be a row or a column. Read-only Variant.

Text

Returns or sets the text for the specified object. Read-only String.

Top

Returns a Variant value that represents the distance, in points, from the top edge of row 1 to the top edge of the range.

UseStandardHeight

True if the row height of the Range object equals the standard height of the sheet. Returns Null if the range contains more than one row and the rows aren’t all the same height. Read/write Variant.

UseStandardWidth

True if the column width of the Range object equals the standard width of the sheet. Returns null if the range contains more than one column and the columns aren’t all the same width. Read/write Variant.

Validation

Returns the Validation object that represents data validation for the specified range. Read-only.

Value

Returns or sets a Variant value that represents the value of the specified range.

Value2

Returns or sets the cell value. Read/write Variant.

VerticalAlignment

Returns or sets a Variant value that represents the vertical alignment of the specified object.

Width

Returns a Variant value that represents the width, in units, of the range.

Worksheet

Returns a Worksheet object that represents the worksheet containing the specified range. Read-only.

WrapText

Returns or sets a Variant value that indicates if Microsoft Excel wraps the text in the object.

XPath

Returns an XPath object that represents the Xpath of the element mapped to the specified Range object. The context of the range determines whether or not the action succeeds or returns an empty object. Read-only.

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