Function to access Userform selections

GeeWhiz7

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Office Version
  1. 365
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  1. Windows
  2. MacOS
Hi Folks,

Excel Max has helped me understand a useful way to link option button choices in a userform to a Case SELECT inside my vba code. This code takes the choice of option box and returns it when the ActiveOption function is called from the userform code.

VBA Code:
Function ActiveOption()
   vA = Array("optCenter", "optAbove", "optRight", "optBelow", "optLeft")
   For vN = 0 To UBound(vA)
      If Controls(vA(vN)) Then ActiveOption = vA(vN): Exit Function
   Next vN
End Function

I then use the choice in CASE to execute some code like the snip below.

VBA Code:
'>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>  ActiveOption Function Call  <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
      Select Case ActiveOption
         Case "optAbove"
            .VerticalAlignment = xlVAlignBottom

This works fine with option buttons, but I am struggling to figure out
  • how to use the same "Function" approach on a Combobox or other object/multiple objects.
  • how to have multiple uses of this in one userform. I get an error object not found shown in the image below when I try to do something similar on a combobox.
  • I am trying to use this approach on three selection areas in my userform (two separate option boxes inside frames and one combobox), but past using only one, I get an error "could not find specified object"
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GeeWhiz7

Board Regular
Joined
Nov 22, 2021
Messages
214
Office Version
  1. 365
Platform
  1. Windows
  2. MacOS
Hi Folks,

Excel Max has helped me understand a useful way to link option button choices in a userform to a Case SELECT inside my vba code. This code takes the choice of option box and returns it when the ActiveOption function is called from the userform code.

VBA Code:
Function ActiveOption()
   vA = Array("optCenter", "optAbove", "optRight", "optBelow", "optLeft")
   For vN = 0 To UBound(vA)
      If Controls(vA(vN)) Then ActiveOption = vA(vN): Exit Function
   Next vN
End Function

I then use the choice in CASE to execute some code like the snip below.

VBA Code:
'>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>  ActiveOption Function Call  <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
      Select Case ActiveOption
         Case "optAbove"
            .VerticalAlignment = xlVAlignBottom

This works fine with option buttons, but I am struggling to figure out
  • how to use the same "Function" approach on a Combobox or other object/multiple objects.
  • how to have multiple uses of this in one userform. I get an error object not found shown in the image below when I try to do something similar on a combobox.
  • I am trying to use this approach on three selection areas in my userform (two separate option boxes inside frames and one combobox), but past using only one, I get an error "could not find specified object"
View attachment 68225
I have figured out how to control the userform combobox

VBA Code:
Function ActiveCombo()
   vA = Array("General", "a", "b", "c", "d", "e", "f", "Data")
   For vN = 0 To UBound(vA)
      If Helper.Controls("DisCombo") = (vA(vN)) Then ActiveCombo = vA(vN): Exit Function 'Helper is name of userform, DisCombo is the combobox name
   Next vN
End Function
 
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