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How to: Create a Custom Dialog Box

Use the following procedure to create a custom dialog box:

  1. Create a User Form

    On the Insert menu in the Visual Basic Editor, click UserForm.

  2. Add Controls to a User Form

    Find the control you want to add in the Toolbox and drag the control onto the form.

  3. Setting Control Properties

    Right-click a control in design mode and click Properties to display the Properties window.

  4. Initializing Control Properties

    You can initialize controls in a procedure before you show a form, or you can add code to the Initialize event of the form.

  5. Control and Dialog Box Events

    All controls have a predefined set of events. For example, a command button has a Click event that occurs when the user clicks the command button. You can write event procedures that run when the events occur.

  6. Displaying a Custom Dialog Box

    Use the Show method to display a UserForm.

  7. Using Control Values While Code Is Running

    Some properties can be set at run time. Changes made to the dialog box by the user are lost when the dialog box is closed.

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