Function to return text color index

PATSYS

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Hi,

Can somebody show me the code for a UDF that shows the color index number of a cell value in excel?

Thanks
 

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MarkAndrews

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Hi,

Can somebody show me the code for a UDF that shows the color index number of a cell value in excel?

Thanks

ASAP utilities has this built in function - you could find the freeware add in on the internet?
 

Richard Schollar

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Here's the code:

Code:
Function ColorIndex(rCell As Range,Optional FontOrInterior As Integer = 0) As Integer
If FontOrInterior Then
    ColorIndex = rCell.Interior.ColorIndex
Else
    ColorIndex = rCell.Font.ColorIndex
End If
End Function

Use:

=ColorIndex(A1)

for the font colorindex. Or:

=ColorIndex(A1,1)

for the fill colorindex.

Richard
 

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