Range.Column Property (Excel)
Published: July 16, 2012
Returns the number of the first column in the first area in the specified range. Read-only Long.
This example sets the column width of every other column on Sheet1 to 4 points.
For Each col In Worksheets("Sheet1").Columns If col.Column Mod 2 = 0 Then col.ColumnWidth = 4 End If Next col
This example deletes the empty columns from a selected range.
Sub Delete_Empty_Columns() 'The range from which to delete the columns. Dim rnSelection As Range 'Column and count variables used in the deletion process. Dim lnLastColumn As Long Dim lnColumnCount As Long Dim lnDeletedColumns As Long lnDeletedColumns = 0 'Confirm that a range is selected, and that the range is contiguous. If TypeName(Selection) = "Range" Then If Selection.Areas.Count = 1 Then 'Initialize the range to what the user has selected, and initialize the count for the upcoming FOR loop. Set rnSelection = Application.Selection lnLastColumn = rnSelection.Columns.Count 'Start at the far-right column and work left: if the column is empty then 'delete the column and increment the deleted column count. For lnColumnCount = lnLastColumn To 1 Step -1 If Application.CountA(rnSelection.Columns(lnColumnCount)) = 0 Then rnSelection.Columns(lnColumnCount).Delete lnDeletedColumns = lnDeletedColumns + 1 End If Next lnColumnCount rnSelection.Resize(lnLastColumn - lnDeletedColumns).Select Else MsgBox "Please select only one area.", vbInformation End If Else MsgBox "Please select a range.", vbInformation End If 'Turn screen updating back on. Application.ScreenUpdating = True End Sub
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