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Creating a modal search dialogue in Excel VBA

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I want to retrieve all the cells on a worksheet that are formatted the same way.  I have two methods of opening the formatting search dialogue, but neither method is modal:

1: Application.CommandBars.FindControl(ID:=1849).Execute 
2: Application.CommandBars("Edit").Controls("Find...").Execute 

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The problem with a non-modal search dialogue is that my code does not wait for me to close it before continuing with code execution.  As an alternate method, if there were a worksheet or workbook event that were savvy enough to track and run after I closed the formatting dialogue, then my followon code could take over from that point.  Any notion of how to do this?  Below is a screenshot of the formatting dialogue.  Thanks, ~Peter Ferber

Search on highlighted cells, not text
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Display a msgbox after showing the dialog.
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The Event,

Private Sub Workbook_SheetSelectionChange(ByVal Sh As Object, ByVal Target As Range)
   
End Sub

will capture when the selection is changed in the worksheet.
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Oooh, sweet.  Thanks much!
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