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ColorScaleCriteria Collection

Office 2007
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 Information
 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.

Visual Basic for Applications
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
    '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