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Calculate a value based on the cell your mouse is moving over in excel

Posted on 2012-04-04
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We're frequently needing to convert prices between Dollars and Euros or other currency.  

I was wondering if you could write a macro that would allow you to create a mouse-over effect, so when you move your mouse over a cell it would read the value in the cell and convert it to Euros.

So cell a1 contains $50 the mouse over would show 38.06
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zorvek (Kevin Jones) earned 500 total points
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It's possible to do what you want but very difficult to implement for two reasons. The first is that there is no mouse move event in Excel. You can fake it using controls but that adds stuff to your worksheet that makes it harder to work with it. If you use timer events you can figure out the location of the cursor but it's tricky and requires knowledge of the various exposed widgets in the window and how wide or tall they are. You will also have VBA code running all the time to do this work.

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Is there a way to right click on the cell and perform the calculation? or something providing the ease of use, using a different UI technique???
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That would work. So would a double-click. Much more straightforward.

Kevin
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