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FormatCondition Object (Excel)

Represents a conditional format.

The FormatCondition object is a member of the FormatConditions collection. The FormatConditions collection can now contain more than three conditional formats for a given range.

Use the Add method to create a new conditional format. If a range has mulitple formats, you can use the Modify method to change one of the formats, or you can use the Delete method to delete a format and then use the Add method to create a new format.

Use the Font, Borders, and Interior properties of the FormatCondition object to control the appearance of formatted cells. Some properties of these objects aren’t supported by the conditional format object model. Some of the properties that can be used with conditional formatting are listed in the following table.

Object

Properties

Font

Bold Color ColorIndex FontStyle Italic Strikethrough Underline The accounting underline styles cannot be used.

Border

Bottom Color Left Right Style The following border styles can be used (all others aren’t supported): xlNone, xlSolid, xlDash, xlDot, xlDashDot, xlDashDotDot, xlGray50, xlGray75, and xlGray25. TopWeight The following border weights can be used (all others aren’t supported): xlWeightHairline and xlWeightThin.

Interior

Color ColorIndex Pattern PatternColorIndex

Use FormatConditions(index), where index is the index number of the conditional format, to return a FormatCondition object. The following example sets format properties for an existing conditional format for cells E1:E10.

With Worksheets(1).Range("e1:e10").FormatConditions(1) 
 With .Borders 
 .LineStyle = xlContinuous 
 .Weight = xlThin 
 .ColorIndex = 6 
 End With 
 With .Font 
 .Bold = True 
 .ColorIndex = 3 
 End With 
End With

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