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Excel VBA - programatically design a user form

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Is it possible to place controls on a User Form at design time programatically?

Reason: to avoid having to manually name and align controls when there's a lot of them.
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by:Martin Liss
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Yes it is, but the easiest thing to do is to put all the controls on the form that you'll ever need making all except the ones that you want to see at the start hidden.
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by:Martin Liss
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To do it dynamically you do something like this which assumes you have a userform with a textbox named txtOriginal and a command button named CommandButton1.

Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
Controls.Add "Forms.Textbox.1", "txtNew", True
With Controls("txtNew")
    .Top = txtOriginal.Top + txtOriginal.Height + 20
    .Height = txtOriginal.Height
    .Width = txtOriginal.Width
    .Left = txtOriginal.Left
End With

End Sub

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by:Martin Liss
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If you want to add events to the created controls it's a little more complicated, so let me know.
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This example adds a userform with TextBoxes and 4 buttons with their code. You can add other controls as you want.
Dynamic-UserForm.xlsm
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by:hindersaliva
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Roy, that's perfect :)
Thanks Martin. It helped too.
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by:Roy Cox
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Pleased to help
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by:Martin Liss
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You're welcome and I'm glad I was able to help.

If you expand the “Full Biography” section of my profile you'll find links to some articles I've written that may interest you.

Marty - Microsoft MVP 2009 to 2016
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by:hindersaliva
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Some really good stuff there Martin. Thanks.
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Thanks.
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