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CommandBarControl Object (Office)

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 6/12/2017
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Represents a command bar control. The CommandBarControl object is a member of the CommandBarControls collection. The properties and methods of the CommandBarControl object are all shared by the CommandBarButton, CommandBarComboBox, and CommandBarPopup objects.

Note The use of CommandBars in some Microsoft Office applications has been superseded by the new ribbon component of the Microsoft Office Fluent user interface. For more information, search Help for the keyword "ribbon."


When writing Visual Basic code to work with custom command bar controls, you use the CommandBarButton, CommandBarComboBox, and CommandBarPopup objects. When writing code to work with built-in controls in the container application that cannot be represented by one of those three objects, you use the CommandBarControl object. Use Controls ( index ), where index is the index number of a control, to return a CommandBarControl object. (The Type property of the control must be msoControlLabel, msoControlExpandingGrid, msoControlSplitExpandingGrid, msoControlGrid, or msoControlGauge ). Variables declared as CommandBarControl can be assigned CommandBarButton, CommandBarComboBox, and CommandBarPopup values.


You can also use the FindControl method to return a CommandBarControl object. The following example searches for a control of type msoControlGauge; if it finds one, it displays the index number of the control and the name of the command bar that contains it. In this example, the variable lbl represents a CommandBarControl object.

Set lbl = CommandBars.FindControl(Type:= msoControlGauge) 
If lbl Is Nothing Then 
    MsgBox "A control of type msoControlGauge was not found." 
    MsgBox "Control " & lbl.Index & " on command bar " _ 
        & lbl.Parent.Name & " is type msoControlGauge" 
End If

See also


Object Model Reference

Other resources

CommandBarControl Object Members

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