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AutoComplete Method [Excel 2003 VBA Language Reference]

Office 2003

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 Required. An expression that returns a Range object (must be a single cell).

String   Required String. The string to complete.


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
    MsgBox "Has no completion"
End If

Applies to | Range Collection