XL2000: Sample Macro to Add or Place Object in Relation to a Range

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When you add objects to a worksheet using a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications procedure, you need to specify the coordinates of the new object, in points, relative to the upper-left corner of cell A1 on a worksheet as well as the height and width of the object. Note, however, that you can add objects and make their position relative to a specified range by using the corresponding Top, Left, Width, and Height properties of the Range object.

NOTE: One point is approximately equal to 1/72 inch.
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Sample Visual Basic Procedures

The following sample macro adds a rectangle and centers it over the rangeC3:D4.
   Sub CenterObjectOverRange()       'Set specified Range.       Set MyRange = Range("C3:D4")       'Add an object, specify the width and height you want the       'object to be in points.       Set MyObject = ActiveSheet.Rectangles.Add(0, 0, 20, 10)       'Set top and left based on the selected range and       'object size to center it.       MyObject.Left = ((MyRange.Width / 2) + MyRange.Left) - _           (MyObject.Width / 2)       MyObject.Top = ((MyRange.Height / 2) + MyRange.Top) - _           (MyObject.Height / 2)   End Sub				
The following sample macro adds a rectangle and sizes it to the outline ofthe range C3:D4.
   Sub AddObjectOnRange()       'Set current Range.       Set MyRange = Range("C3:D4")       'Add object with Top, Left, Width, and Height based on MyRange.       ActiveSheet.Rectangles.Add MyRange.Left, MyRange.Top, _           MyRange.Width, MyRange.Height   End Sub				
For more information about how to use the sample code in this article, clickthe article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
212536 OFF2000: How to Run Sample Code from Knowledge Base Articles
For additional information about getting help with Visual Basic forApplications, please click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
226118 OFF2000: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications

Article ID: 213607 - Last Review: 10/14/2013 15:25:22 - Revision: 4.2

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