Putting a value in a cell without activating it

ratbags21

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I have a multi-worksheet workbook that has a first sheet called 'Menu'. There are buttons on this sheet that run various VBA subroutines behind the scenes and I have dedicated a cell on this sheet (G5) to give a message as to what is going on
(I have used the application.screenupdating=false statement)

However, I do not want to disturb the flow of the code by having to constantly select or activate the 'menu' sheet when I want to display a processing message like "Clearing worksheets" etc. then reselecting the worksheet/cell that i was about to work on if you see what i mean.

There must be a way of referencing a cell on another worksheet on passing a 'value' to it

Help!!
 

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patrickmuldoon99

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Code:
Sheets("YourSheet").cells(1,1) = "Hello World"

This will place "Hello World" in cell A1 of sheet "YourSheet"

HTH

Patrick
 

erik.van.geit

MrExcel MVP
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Feb 1, 2003
Messages
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Hello,

you could check out the statusbar-functionality
Code:
Option Explicit

Sub statusbarinfo()
'Erik Van Geit
'061011
Dim i As Long
Dim StatusBarVisible
Const loops = 20000

MsgBox "Check statusbar to follow process", 64, "TITLE"

    With Application
    StatusBarVisible = .DisplayStatusBar
    .DisplayStatusBar = True
    Beep
    .StatusBar = "wait a second or two"
    .Wait Now + 2 / 86400
    Beep
    .StatusBar = "activesheet is """ & ActiveSheet.Name & """"
    .Wait Now + 2 / 86400
        For i = 1 To loops
        .StatusBar = "processing: " & Round(i / loops, 2) * 100 & "% of items done"
        Next i
    Beep
    .StatusBar = "thanks for your patience"
    .Wait Now + 2 / 86400
    .StatusBar = False
    .DisplayStatusBar = StatusBarVisible
    End With
    
MsgBox "DONE", 48, "TITLE"

End Sub
kind regards,
Erik
 

njimack

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Jun 17, 2005
Messages
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reselecting the worksheet/cell that i was about to work on

There are very few actions that actually require you to select a sheet/range/cell.

I suspect your code could be reduced in length and will probably execute faster by removing the need to select cells.
 

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