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Range.AutoComplete Method (Excel)

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.

expression .AutoComplete(String)

expression A variable that represents a Range object.

Parameters

Name

Required/Optional

Data Type

Description

String

Required

String

The string to complete.

Return Value

String

This method works even if the AutoComplete feature is disabled.

This example returns the AutoComplete match for the string segment “Ap." An AutoComplete match is made if the column containing cell A5 contains a contiguous list and one of the entries in the list contains a match for the string.

s = Worksheets(1).Range("A5").AutoComplete("Ap") 
If Len(s) > 0 Then 
 MsgBox "Completes to " & s 
Else 
 MsgBox "Has no completion" 
End If
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