The "ActiveWindow.Visible = False" property in a VBA macro does not deactivate an active chart in Excel 2007


You run a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro that uses the ActiveWindow.Visible = False property to deactivate an active chart in Microsoft Office Excel 2007. However, the chart is not deactivated. This issue may cause unexpected behavior in the VBA macro code that follows the ActiveWindow.Visible = False statement. The unexpected behavior may occur because the ActiveChart remains as the Selection object.


In earlier versions of Microsoft Excel, you could use the ActiveWindow.Visible = False property to deactivate a chart. This property may not work as expected in Excel 2007.


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A possible workaround for this issue is to make a range active instead of the chart. Alternatively, you can make the specific object active as the current selection.

For example, the following VBA macro code changes the selection from the ActiveChart to the ActiveCell.

ID do Artigo: 928990 - Última Revisão: 15 de out de 2007 - Revisão: 1