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Conditional Formatting Activated, VBA

Posted on 2011-02-10
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I've scoured the web for an answer to this question but came up with nothing. I'm trying to have a message box popup if a conditional format is activated on a cell, each cell has 3 different conditional formats, each with a different validation message. Since conditional formatting does not set the interior property, I cannot use ColorIndex as a criteria. Below is what I have, I just need to replace the "Interior.ColorIndex" with, whichever, if any function lets me select the conditional formatting criteria (which is colors.) Below is a snapshot of what I have - Thanks much.

If Cells(29, 5).Interior.ColorIndex = 3 And Cells(43, 2).Interior.ColorIndex = 6 Then
MsgBox "-Line 1 of Message" & vbCrLf & _
        "-Line 2 of message.", vbOKCancel, "Title
       
ElseIf Cells(43, 2).Interior.ColorIndex = 6 Then
MsgBox "Please provide an explanation for question 5a."
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Question by:shoaibs
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by:StephenJR
ID: 34865242
Use the underlying CF criteria.
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by:shoaibs
ID: 34865271
I would, but they are quite complex with nested if's etc., I would hate to have to reinput them all into VBA. Any other ideas?
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by:StephenJR
ID: 34865299
There is no other way. If you post a workbook we can get an idea of what you're doing.
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by:shoaibs
ID: 34865450
Thanks for the advice. Below is one of the validation formulas, and my conversion to VBA- but this time around it did not work, any idea of what I'm doing wrong in the below example?

=IF(AND(J41="yes",ISBLANK(B43)),TRUE,FALSE)

Private Sub worksheet_deactivate()
If Cells(43, 2).Value = Null And Cells(10, 41).Value = "Yes" Then
MsgBox "-Please provide an explanation for question 5a.", vbOKCancel
End If
End Sub

Thanks again.
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StephenJR earned 2000 total points
ID: 34865501
Try this:

Private Sub worksheet_deactivate()
If IsEmpty(Cells(43, 2)) And Cells(41, 10).Value = "Yes" Then
MsgBox "-Please provide an explanation for question 5a.", vbOKCancel
End If
End Sub
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by:shoaibs
ID: 34865506
Actually, replaced the null with "" and it worked. Thanks again for all of your help.
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