Excel - Event does not fire?

idek1
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The following code is supposed to execute whenever a selection change occurs (I assume that is when you move from one cell to another), however, it does not seem to work this way on my computer. (Excel 97)

Option Explicit

    Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Excel.Range)
         MsgBox("Selection change event")
    End Sub

Can anyone explain why this is so?
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Commented:
Hi,

The code is correct and works on my computer (excel 97).
Have you put the code into the worksheet or is it in a module?
If it is not in the worksheet you can do so by going to the VBA editor, selecting the required sheet, then change the word (general) at the top of the module to worksheet, this in turn will change (declarations) to SelectionChange.
That will produce the private sub for you then you just need to enter your code.  e.g.
MsgBox("Selection change event")

Hope this helps

Frazer

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Commented:
Thank you frazer,
Yes, my code was in a module, and putting it into the worksheet solved the problem.
However, i do not understand why the code needs to be in the worksheet rather than the module: everything else (VBA code including other events like button clicks etc.) is in a module.

Also is the SelectionChange event something that is new to Excel97? If so, is there a way to get similar behaviour in previous versions of Excel?

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