Conditional Formatting Macro

FredMcStaire

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Hopefully a simple one:
I have a particular conditional formatting style I use for my error checking formulas. When the formula in the cell = 0, then one style appears and when the value <>0, then another format appears.

I'm struggling to build a piece of VBA ( or a macro) that I could run on the active cell to apply this conditional formatting, in particular how to make it cell-agnostic. For example: i would like to click on a cell, then click on a button in the QAT and have the conditional formatting applied, then select another cell and press on the same QAT button to have the same conditional formatting applied to the new cell.

Thanks!
 
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Code:
Sub v()
If Selection.Count <> 1 Then Exit Sub
If Selection = 0 Then
    Selection.Interior.ColorIndex = 4
Else
    Selection.Interior.ColorIndex = 7
End If
End Sub
 
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If I understand correctly, you mean "creating conditional format for a cell" by using VBA. If that's the case, then following should help. It should be self descriptive, but let us know if any questions:

Code:
Sub setConditionalFormat()
Dim cll As Range
Dim fc As FormatCondition

    'Active cell
    Set cll = ActiveCell

    'First condition
    Set fc = cll.FormatConditions.Add(Type:=xlCellValue, Operator:=xlEqual, Formula1:=0)
    fc.Interior.Color = 10284031
    
    'Second condition
    Set fc = cll.FormatConditions.Add(Type:=xlCellValue, Operator:=xlNotEqual, Formula1:=0)
    fc.Interior.Color = 14348258
    
End Sub
 
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thanks Smozgur, exactly what I was after. I knew there had to be an elegant solution.

Glad to hear it helps.

In fact, it could have been two 1-liners instead bunch of assignments and codes, but I wanted to make readable and explain the FormatCondition object. In case you'd like to see the shorter version:

Code:
Sub setConditionalFormat()
    With ActiveCell.FormatConditions
        .Add(1, 3, 0).Interior.Color = 10284031
        .Add(1, 4, 0).Interior.Color = 14348258
    End With
End Sub
 
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