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Excel VBA - deleting all objects except graphics

Posted on 2011-09-19
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I have a worksheet with buttons and pictures.  The code I tried (below) deletes all shapes but I want to ONLY delete buttons (NOT the pictures).

How can I delete only buttons?

            iCount = ActiveSheet.Shapes.Count
            For i = iCount To 1 Step -1
                ActiveSheet.Shapes(i).Delete
            Next i

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Question by:AndresHernando
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Rory Archibald earned 350 total points
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Which kind of buttons are they? Forms or ActiveX?
If Forms:
 iCount = ActiveSheet.Buttons.Count
            For i = iCount To 1 Step -1
                ActiveSheet.Buttons(i).Delete
            Next i

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by:Haris Djulic
Haris Djulic earned 150 total points
ID: 36558639
if they are all named CommandButton you can use this

        iCount = ActiveSheet.Shapes.Count
            For i = iCount To 1 Step -1
if Mid(ActiveSheet.Shapes(i).Name, 1, 7) <> "Command" then
                ActiveSheet.Shapes(i).Delete
end if

            Next i
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by:AndresHernando
ID: 36559286
rorya, thanks for your help (again).  Works perfectly.

Sam, thanks for your input.  Your solution adds value.  I can see where I can use this. Thanks!

I'll split points 350/150.  I hope that's OK.
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