date picker on ThisWorkbook


i need to have datepicker embeeded into my workbook in cells b2 c2 b3 c3 b3 c4

how can i do this?
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Roy CoxGroup Finance ManagerCommented:
Inbuilt datepickers can be problematic mainly because they are not always available on users' computers. Have a look at the alternatives here:

Excel DatePickers
FloraAuthor Commented:

thanks. but the link you share is not helping me.  

i was able put up something together from the web search.

now , when you right click it shows a "Insert Date" button and when select that it will pop the datepicker which works.

how could i change this that in stead of having this via right click menu. i want to be able to double click on the cell and then the datepicker is fired up?

any help is appreciated.
Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
I've attached a workbook that I believe does what you want. If the "Insert Date" option is still in your right-click menu, uncomment the following line in Workbook_Open. Then close and reopen the the workbook at which time you can make the line a comment again.

Or you could just execute the line from the Immediate Window.

Application.CommandBars("Cell").Controls("Insert Date").Delete

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Roy CoxGroup Finance ManagerCommented:
Hi Martin

The MonthView control is not available in Excel 2016, certainly not in mine. I'll check with earlier versions later.
Roy CoxGroup Finance ManagerCommented:
Flora bprovide a little more information as to why it is not helping. Those examples have been used numerous times by other people.
FloraAuthor Commented:
Martin.  you are a legend

thanks very much.  your solution was perfect
FloraAuthor Commented:

i thank you for your help too.  i checked the datepicker also worked in 2016
Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
You're welcome and I'm glad I was able to help.

In my profile you'll find links to some articles I've written that may interest you
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Roy CoxGroup Finance ManagerCommented:
All the examples will work in 2016, indeed they should work in all earlier versions of Excel. Did Martin's work in 2016 because it would not work for me using 2016 because of a missing control. This issue is why I would recommend not using the ActiveX controls especially if you are sending the workbook to other users who may have different versions of Excel
FloraAuthor Commented:
thanks Roy,

yes the solution provided by Martin worked in Office 2016 Professional Plus Excel
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