FormatColor Object (Excel)

Represents the fill color specified for a threshold of a color scale conditional format or the color of the bar in a data bar conditional format.

Version Added: Excel 2007

You can choose a color by passing an RGB value in the Color property or designate the color by indexing into the theme color palette using the ThemeColor property.

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.

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 
 
 Range("C1:C10").Select 
 
 '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 
 

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