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Border Object


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Represents the border of an object.

Using the Border Object

Most bordered objects (all except for the Range and Style objects) have a border that’s treated as a single entity, regardless of how many sides it has. The entire border must be returned as a unit. Use the Border property to return the Border object for this kind of object. The following example activates the chart sheet named Chart1 places a dashed border around the chart area for the active chart and places a dotted border around the plot area.

Charts("chart1").Activate
With ActiveChart
    .ChartArea.Border.LineStyle = xlDash
    .PlotArea.Border.LineStyle = xlDot
End With

Range and Style objects have four discrete borders — left, right, top, and bottom — which can be returned individually or as a group. Use the Borders property to return the Borders collection, which contains all four borders and treats the borders as a unit. The following example adds a double border to cell A1 on worksheet one.

Worksheets(1).Range("A1").Borders.LineStyle = xlDouble

Use Borders(index), where index identifies the border, to return a single Border object. The following example sets the color of the bottom border of cells A1:G1.

Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("A1:G1"). _
    Borders(xlEdgeBottom).Color = RGB(255, 0, 0)

Index can be one of the following XlBordersIndex constants: xlDiagonalDown, xlDiagonalUp, xlEdgeBottom, xlEdgeLeft, xlEdgeRight, xlEdgeTop, xlInsideHorizontal, or xlInsideVertical.

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