In Microsoft Excel, you can create a custom UserForm that provides a simple
interface for entering data. This article includes steps for creating a
custom UserForm and a sample Visual Basic for Applications macro that
places the data you enter on a worksheet.
Creating a Custom UserForm
To create a custom UserForm, follow these steps:
- Save and close any open workbooks, and then create a new workbook.
- Type the following in Sheet1:
A1: Name B1: ID C1: Phone
- Start the Visual Basic Editor (press ALT+F11).
- On the Insert menu, click UserForm.
- Add three TextBox controls (TextBox1, TextBox2, and TextBox3) to the
UserForm and space them out vertically so that you can add a Label
control above each TextBox control.
- Add three Label controls (Label1, Label2, and Label3), one above each of
the TextBox controls you added.
- Change the Caption properties for each of the Label controls to the
Control Caption property
- Add two CommandButtons (CommandButton1 and CommandButton2) to the
- Change the Caption properties for each of the CommandButton controls to
Control Caption property
CommandButton1 Add Record
Sample Macro for Adding UserForm Data to a Worksheet
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functionality of a particular macro, they will not modify these examples to
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To attach macro code to the controls on the UserForm, use the following
- Double-click the UserForm to display the code module that is associated
with the UserForm.
- Type the following code for the CommandButton1 Click event:
Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
Dim LastRow As Object
Set LastRow = Sheet1.Range("a65536").End(xlUp)
LastRow.Offset(1, 0).Value = TextBox1.Text
LastRow.Offset(1, 1).Value = TextBox2.Text
LastRow.Offset(1, 2).Value = TextBox3.Text
MsgBox "One record written to Sheet1"
response = MsgBox("Do you want to enter another record?", _
If response = vbYes Then
TextBox1.Text = ""
TextBox2.Text = ""
TextBox3.Text = ""
- Type the following code for the CommandButton2 Click event:
Private Sub CommandButton2_Click()
- On the Insert menu, click Module.
- In this module, type the following code:
Using the UserForm for Data Entry
To use the UserForm, use the following steps:
- In the Visual Basic Editor, click "Close and Return to Microsoft Excel"
on the File menu.
- Save the workbook.
- Run the Show_UserForm macro (press ALT+F8, and then double-click
Show_UserForm in the list of macros).
The UserForm is displayed, and you can start typing data in the three
- After you type the data, click Add Record on the UserForm.
The data that you typed is placed in Sheet1 under the field headers in row 1.
- When you are prompted whether to add another record, click Yes to
continue or No to exit the UserForm.
For more information about Custom UserForms, click the Office Assistant,
type custom dialog boxes
, click Search, and then click to view "Creating
a custom dialog box".
: 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:
OFF: How to Add/Remove a Single Office Program or Component
Article ID: 161514 - Last Review: October 10, 2006 - Revision: 1.2
- Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition
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