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Watches Object (Excel)

A collection of all the Watch objects in a specified application.

Use the Watches property of the Application object to return a Watches collection.

In the following example, Microsoft Excel creates a new Watch object using the Add method. This example creates a summation formula in cell A3, and then adds this cell to the watch facility.

Sub AddWatch() 
 
 With Application 
 .Range("A1").Formula = 1 
 .Range("A2").Formula = 2 
 .Range("A3").Formula = "=Sum(A1:A2)" 
 .Range("A3").Select 
 .Watches.Add Source:=ActiveCell 
 End With 
 
End Sub

You can specify to remove individual cells from the watch facility by using the Delete method of the Watches collection. This example deletes cell A3 on worksheet 1 of book 1 from the Watch Window. This example assumes you have added the cell A3 on sheet 1 of book 1 (using the previous example to add a Watch object).

Sub DeleteAWatch() 
 
 Application.Watches(Workbooks("Book1").Sheets("Sheet1").Range("A3")).Delete 
 
End Sub

You can also specify to remove all cells from the Watch Window, by using the Delete method of the Watches collection. This example deletes all cells from the Watch Window.

Sub DeleteAllWatches() 
 
 Application.Watches.Delete 
 
End Sub
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