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Excel VBA - find out if activecell is Named Range

Posted on 2011-03-05
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For a Worksheet_BeforeDoubleClick event I want to find out if the Target is a Named Range "ClickCell". I tried the Name property which gives Sheet1!$D$4. I want it to return "ClickCell".
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Question by:hindersaliva
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by:SiddharthRout
ID: 35042178
Is this what you want?

Private Sub Worksheet_BeforeDoubleClick(ByVal Target As Range, Cancel As Boolean)
    Dim nm As Name
    
    For Each nm In ActiveWorkbook.Names
        If CheckRange(Target, Range(nm)) Then MsgBox nm.Name
    Next
End Sub

Function CheckRange(TargetToCheck As Range, NMToCheck As Range) As Boolean
    On Error Resume Next
    CheckRange = Not Application.Intersect(TargetToCheck, NMToCheck) Is Nothing
    Err.Clear: On Error GoTo -1: On Error GoTo 0
End Function

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Chris Bottomley earned 500 total points
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You can of course do it as a one liner using:


intersect(range("ClickCell"), target) is nothing

Chris
Private Sub Worksheet_BeforeDoubleClick(ByVal Target As Range, Cancel As Boolean)
    
    If Intersect(Range("ClickCell"), Target) Is Nothing Then
        MsgBox "Not in range"
    Else
        MsgBox "Is in range"
    End If

End Sub

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by:hindersaliva
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Perfect. Thanks Chris.
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by:Chris Bottomley
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Glad it helped, and thanks for the prompt response.

Chris
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