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Application.StatusBar Property

Office 2007
Returns or sets the text in the status bar. Read/write String.



expression   A variable that represents an Application object.


This property returns False if Microsoft Excel has control of the status bar. To restore the default status bar text, set the property to False; this works even if the status bar is hidden.


This example sets the status bar text to "Please be patient..." before it opens the workbook Large.xls, and then it restores the default text.

Visual Basic for Applications
oldStatusBar = Application.DisplayStatusBar
Application.DisplayStatusBar = True
Application.StatusBar = "Please be patient..."
Workbooks.Open filename:="LARGE.XLS"
Application.StatusBar = False
Application.DisplayStatusBar = oldStatusBar