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In Microsoft Excel, you can create event handlers, which are Visual Basic for Applications macros that respond to specific events. An event handler can be run by another Visual Basic macro. This article contains an example macro that disables event handling while a Visual Basic for Applications macro is running.
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Creating a Sample Event ProcedureIn this example you set up a Visual Basic for Applications macro that responds to the SelectionChange event in a worksheet. To set up the event handler, use the following steps:
Using a Procedure to Run the Event HandlerThe following sample macro runs the event handler. To set up the macro, use the following steps:
Preventing the Event Procedure from RunningTo prevent an event handler from running while a macro is running, set the EnableEvents property to False. To use the EnableEvents property in an example, use the following steps:
NOTE: If you do not set the EnableEvents property to True before your macro finishes running, events are disabled. If you set the EnableEvents property to False make sure that you set it back to True.
For more information about using event handlers, click the Office Assistant, type events, click Search, and then click to view the "Using events with Microsoft Excel objects" topic.
NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the Standard toolbar. If Microsoft Excel Help is not installed on your computer, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/120802/EN-US/ )Office: How to Add/Remove a Single Office Program or Component
Article ID: 165867 - Last Review: November 23, 2006 - Revision: 2.4