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Using With Statements


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The With statement lets you specify an object or user-defined type once for an entire series of statements. With statements make your procedures run faster and help you avoid repetitive typing.

The following example fills a range of cells with the number 30, applies bold formatting, and sets the interior color of the cells to yellow.

Sub FormatRange() 
 With Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("A1:C10") 
 .Value = 30 
 .Font.Bold = True 
 .Interior.Color = RGB(255, 255, 0) 
 End With 
End Sub 

You can nest With statements for greater efficiency. The following example inserts a formula into cell A1, and then formats the font.

Sub MyInput() 
 With Workbooks("Book1").Worksheets("Sheet1").Cells(1, 1) 
 .Formula = "=SQRT(50)" 
 With .Font 
 .Name = "Arial" 
 .Bold = True 
 .Size = 8 
 End With 
 End With 
End Sub 

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