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Posted on 2012-03-22
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Hello EE,

How can I know via code (macro)  which column index was Clicked (cell or header)  ?

What is the code behind for that ?

if I press Cell (3,3)  I would like to know that it was Column 3   or ("C")
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Question by:PhilippeRenaud
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by:kgerb
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put the following in the worksheet code pane for the desired worksheet.
Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range)
MsgBox "A cell in column " & Target.Column & " was clicked"
End Sub

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Kyle
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by:PhilippeRenaud
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Ok, do you know maybe was is the difference in VB ?
actually its a Excel control I have and I have the same possible event except that it goes as follow:


Private Sub AxSpreadsheet2_SelectionChange(sender As Object, e As System.EventArgs) Handles AxSpreadsheet2.SelectionChange

End Sub


I dont have Target as Range inside... the parameter is  e as EvenArgs...

maybe it's out of your scope ?
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by:kgerb
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Yeah, I'm not up on .Net.  Just VBA.  I'll go get help.

EDIT:
Ok, the cavalry will be here soon.

Kyle
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by:PhilippeRenaud
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You gonna request attention ?
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thanks, If I may... also, I was asking this quesiton because I was trying to get the column click when a user delete the entire column.

I have 2 Spreadsheet and when the user delete a column I wanted to programmatically delete the same column on the other spreadsheet...but looks like there is no event for the column deleted...

so I thought If I can know the column index before then I compare the excel sheets.. I could my self delete the column
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Rory Archibald earned 2000 total points
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I suspect that Sender.Selection.Column would be the syntax though you may have to cast Sender as AxSpreadsheet first. e might also be the range itself.
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by:PhilippeRenaud
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Thanks, also I have a bigger problem related to Excel Control on this question :


http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/.NET/Visual_Basic.NET/Q_27635758.html


Any idea excel experts? Im getting crazy not finding a solution.
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