XL2000: Summary of Workbook and Worksheet Application Events

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This article includes a summary of Visual Basic for Applications workbook and worksheet events and each corresponding command used in versions of Microsoft Excel earlier than Microsoft Excel 97.

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Workbook Events

                      Previous version
   Event name         equivalent         Description of when event fires
   -----------------  -----------------  --------------------------------

   Activate           Auto_Activate      When the active workbook changes
                                         from another workbook to this
                                         workbook.

   Deactivate         Auto_Deactivate    When the active workbook changes
                                         from this workbook to another
                                         workbook.

   Open               Auto_Open          When the workbook opens.

   BeforeClose        Auto_Close         Before the workbook closes.

   AddInInstall       Auto_Add           When the user installs the add-in
                                         through the add-in manager.

   AddInUninstall     Auto_Remove        When the user uninstalls the 
                                         add-in through the add-in 
                                         manager.

   WindowResize       N/A                After a window of the workbook
                                         has been opened, resized, 
                                         maximized, or minimized.

   WindowActivate     OnWindow           Every time the focus comes to a
                                         window belonging to the workbook.

   WindowDeactivate   OnWindow           Every time the focus leaves this
                                         particular window of the 
                                         workbook.

   BeforeSave         OnSave             Before a workbook is saved.

   BeforePrint        N/A                Before a workbook is printed.

   NewSheet           N/A                After a new sheet is created.

   SheetActivate      OnSheetActivate    Every time a sheet is activated
                                         in the workbook.

   SheetDeactivate    OnSheetDeactivate  After a sheet is deactivated in
                                         the workbook.

   SheetCalculate     OnCalculate        After any recalculation in the
                                         workbook.

   SheetBefore        OnDoubleClick      When a worksheet cell is double-
   DoubleClick                           clicked.
                                         
   SheetSelection     N/A                When there is any change in cell
   Change                                selection on a particular sheet.
                                         
   SheetBefore        N/A                When a worksheet cell is right-
   RightClick         N/A                clicked.

   SheetChange       OnEntry             When a user changes the formula
                                         of a cell by typing, copy or
                                         paste, drag or drop, or undo.
				

Worksheet Events

                      Previous version
   Event name         equivalent         Description of when event fires
   -----------------  -----------------  -------------------------------

   Activate           OnSheetActivate    When the active sheet changes
                                         from another sheet to this sheet.

   Deactivate         OnSheetDeactivate  After the active sheet changes
                                         from this sheet to another sheet.
                                         Fires before the activated sheet 
                                         is displayed.

   Calculate          OnCalculate        After every recalculation of this
                                         sheet.

   BeforeDoubleClick  OnDoubleClick      When a worksheet cell is double-
                                         clicked.

   SelectionChange    N/A                When a worksheet cell is clicked.

   BeforeRightClick   N/A                When a worksheet cell is
                                         right-clicked.

   Change             OnEntry            When a user changes the formula
                                         of a cell by typing, copy or
                                         paste, drag or drop, or undo.
				

References

For more information about workbook events, in the Visual Basic Editor, click Microsoft Visual Basic Help on the Help menu, type workbook object events in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.

For more information about worksheet events, in the Visual Basic Editor, click Microsoft Visual Basic Help on the Help menu, type worksheet object events in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.

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Article ID: 213220 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 4.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Excel 2000 Standard Edition
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