troubleshooting Question

Excel recalculation

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Microsoft ExcelVisual Basic Classic
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I'm using an excel UDF that counts all the cells in a range that are a certain color:

Function CountColor(range_data As Range, criteria As Range) As Long
    Application.Volatile (True)
    Dim datax As Range
    Dim xcolor As Long
xcolor = criteria.Interior.ColorIndex
For Each datax In range_data
    If datax.Interior.ColorIndex = xcolor Then
        CountColor = CountColor + 1
    End If
Next datax
End Function

This works great.  However, when the color is updated, it doesn't re-calculate the formulas.  I have added as a module:

Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range)
   Static LastRange As Range 'The last range selected
   Static LastColorIndex As Integer 'The color index of the last range selected

   If LastRange.Cells(1).Interior.ColorIndex <> LastColorIndex Then
   End If

   Set LastRange = Target
   LastColorIndex = Target.Interior.ColorIndex

End Sub

But I still can't get Excel to re-calculate when the color is changed.  Any advice on this?

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