Worksheet Object Events

Last modified: June 30, 2011

Applies to: Excel 2013 | Office 2013 | VBA

Events on sheets are enabled by default. To view the event procedures for a sheet, right-click the sheet tab and click View Code on the shortcut menu. Select one of the following events from the Procedure drop-down list box.

Worksheet-level events occur when a worksheet is activated, when the user changes a worksheet cell, or when the PivotTable changes. The following example adjusts the size of columns A through F whenever the worksheet is recalculated.

Private Sub Worksheet_Calculate() 
    Columns("A:F").AutoFit 
End Sub

Some events can be used to substitute an action for the default application behavior, or to make a small change to the default behavior. The following example traps the right-click event and adds a new menu item to the shortcut menu for cells B1:B10.

Private Sub Worksheet_BeforeRightClick(ByVal Target As Range, _ 
        Cancel As Boolean) 
    For Each icbc In Application.CommandBars("cell").Controls 
        If icbc.Tag = "brccm" Then icbc.Delete 
    Next icbc 
    If Not Application.Intersect(Target, Range("b1:b10")) _ 
            Is Nothing Then 
        With Application.CommandBars("cell").Controls _ 
            .Add(Type:=msoControlButton, before:=6, _ 
                temporary:=True) 
           .Caption = "New Context Menu Item" 
           .OnAction = "MyMacro" 
           .Tag = "brccm" 
        End With 
    End If 
End Sub
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