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Range.NumberFormat Property

Office 2007
Returns or sets a Variant value that represents the format code for the object.



expression   A variable that represents a Range object.


This property returns Null if all cells in the specified range don't have the same number format.

The format code is the same string as the Format Codes option in the Format Cells dialog box. The Format function uses different format code strings than do the NumberFormat and NumberFormatLocal properties.


These examples set the number format for cell A17, row one, and column C (respectively) on Sheet1.

Visual Basic for Applications
Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("A17").NumberFormat = "General"
Worksheets("Sheet1").Rows(1).NumberFormat = "hh:mm:ss"
Worksheets("Sheet1").Columns("C"). _
    NumberFormat = "$#,##0.00_);[Red]($#,##0.00)"