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Excel- Difference between Command Button (Active X Control) and Button (Form Control)

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I'm working on a few macros in Excel and am using a button to execute them.  Can anyone tell me the difference between using a Command Button (Active X Control) and a Button (Form Control)?
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The forms buttons are simpler to use and more reliable. The ActiveX one has more formatting options. Also, the click event of a forms button can be any macro located in a normal module, an ActiveX button requires its click event to be in the worksheets module (or in a class module).
It is easy to tie multiple forms buttons to the same macro, you just assign them all to the same. With activex buttons, either each button has its own click event, or you need to write a class module and tie an instance of the class to all buttons.
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Thank you, jkpieterse, for the thorough explanation.  I assume it's safe to say that, when possible, it's better to use form buttons.  Would you say that is true?
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I would, yes. Others may have different opinions!
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Thanks, again.
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