Display the dimensions of a shape in real time

Hi All

Is it possible to use VBA to display the dimensions of a shape object in a cell in real time? For example, if a rectangle shape's width is currently 300 and I select it on the sheet and drag the width to 500, can I display the changing width in a cell?

Regards

Terry
TerrygordonAsked:
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Wayne Taylor (webtubbs)Commented:
No, there are no events that handle the changing shape.
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TerrygordonAuthor Commented:
Hi Wayne

As it can't be done in real time, I have come up with a workaround that allows me to check the size and change it by clicking a button. It has to be clicked every time you want to see the dimensions of the object, but I don't think there is any alternative. The code is:

Sub Matlength2()

On Error GoTo ext
Wide1 = Range("B50").Value / 5
High1 = Range("B51").Value / 5
shptxt = Wide1 * 5 & " x " & High1 * 5
'MsgBox shptxt
Selection.ShapeRange.Height = High1
Selection.ShapeRange.Width = Wide1
Selection.ShapeRange(1).TextFrame2.TextRange.Characters.Text = shptxt
ext:

End Sub

Sub Currentsize()

On Error GoTo ext2
Wide1 = Selection.ShapeRange.Width * 5
High1 = Selection.ShapeRange.Height * 5
Range("f50").Value = Wide1
Range("f51").Value = High1
shptxt = Wide1 & " x " & High1
Selection.ShapeRange(1).TextFrame2.TextRange.Characters.Text = shptxt
ext2:

End Sub

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Not sure what to do about points in this instance. Any suggestions?

Regards

Terry
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Wayne Taylor (webtubbs)Commented:
Question as asked was answered with the Asker providing an alternative.
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