ColorScaleCriteria Object (Excel)

A collection of ColorScaleCriterion objects that represents all of the criteria for a color scale conditional format. Each criterion specifies the minimum, midpoint, or maximum threshold for the color scale.

Version Added: Excel 2007

To return the ColorScaleCriteria collection, use the ColorScaleCriteria property of the ColorScale object.

The following code example creates a range of numbers and then applies a two-color scale conditional formatting rule to that range. The color for the minimum threshold is then assigned to red and the maximum threshold to blue by indexing into the ColorScaleCriteria collection to set individual criteria.

Sub CreateColorScaleCF() 
 
 Dim cfColorScale As ColorScale 
 
 'Fill cells with sample data from 1 to 10 
 With ActiveSheet 
 .Range("C1") = 1 
 .Range("C2") = 2 
 .Range("C1:C2").AutoFill Destination:=Range("C1:C10") 
 End With 
 
 Range("C1:C10").Select 
 
 'Create a two-color ColorScale object for the created sample data range 
 Set cfColorScale = Selection.FormatConditions.AddColorScale(ColorScaleType:=2) 
 
 'Set the minimum threshold to red and maximum threshold to blue 
 cfColorScale.ColorScaleCriteria(1).FormatColor.Color = RGB(255, 0, 0) 
 cfColorScale.ColorScaleCriteria(2).FormatColor.Color = RGB(0, 0, 255) 
 
End Sub 

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