How to check if a cell has multiple lines inside

barissh

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Hello,

As all you know we can insert multiple lines to one cell while pressing CTRL + Enter combinations.
So how can I check with a macro whether activecell has multiple lines inside ?
 

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njimack

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A single line of code should suffice...
If InStr(1, Range("A1"), Chr(10), 1) > 0 Then MsgBox "Range A1 contains multiple lines"
 

barissh

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Dear friend,

Many thnks for the code. It works greatly. And just an offer for other users who may need this code in the future :
if you want to get content of the first line of the cell then you can use below code:

Code:
dim firstline as string
firstline = Mid(Range("A1"), 1, InStr(1, Range("A1"), Chr(10), 1))
 

snb_

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I'd use

Code:
msgbox split(range("A1"),vblf)(0)

PS. you can omit the default arguments of 'instr'

Code:
if instr(range("A1"),vblf) then msgbox "Multiline cell"
 
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barissh

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Dear snb,

Yes, your code is also working great. And your code to get first line's content works better than mine :) Thank you very much.
 
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