Free Excel Macro : Highlight the Active Row and Column

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Download free Excel Macro : Highlight The Active Row And Column

Macros are one of the most powerful features in Excel. They are small programs that can automate tasks and save you a lot of time.

If you are not familiar with macros, they can seem a bit daunting. But once you learn how to use them, you will wonder how you ever managed without them!

In this article, we will show you how to use the Macro "Highlight The Active Row And Column" in Excel. We will also provide some examples of how macros can be used to automate tasks.

How to use Macros in Excel?

Macros are written in a programming language called Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). VBA is a simple language that is easy to learn.

You do not need to be a programmer to use macros. However, if you are familiar with programming, you can use VBA to create more complex macros.

There are two ways to use macros in Excel:
    1. Use a macro that is already written.
     2. Write your own macro.

For both methods check out those articles to know how to use macros in Excel: https://www.macrosinexcel.com/introduction-to-macros-in-excel/
https://www.macrosinexcel.com/create-write-macros-in-excel/
https://www.macrosinexcel.com/macros-in-excel-with-examples/

To create a macro in Excel, open the Visual Basic Editor (VBE) by pressing Alt+F11 on your keyboard.

In the VBE, select Insert > Module. This will insert a new blank module into the VBE.

In the new module, paste the code below.

For example, the following code will create a macro that will Highlight the Active Row and Column:

Private Sub Worksheet_BeforeDoubleClick(ByVal Target As Range, Cancel As Boolean)
Dim strRange As String
strRange = Target.Cells.Address & "," & _
Target.Cells.EntireColumn.Address & "," & _
Target.Cells.EntireRow.Address
Range(strRange).Select
End Sub

To run the macro, press the Run button in the toolbar (or press F5 on your keyboard).

About Highlight The Active Row And Column Excel Macro

This Excel macro is great for quickly identifying the active row and column in a worksheet. Simply enter the worksheet name and cell address in the corresponding cells, and the active row and column will be highlighted in green. This is a great way to keep track of where you are in a large worksheet, and can be a real time-saver when working with complex data.