Selecting, coloring and defining a range


Active Member
Sep 7, 2007
Hi everyone,

For an app under development, I need the user to:
1) Select a range of rows within a single column (say, A5:A15)
2) Color the background of the selected range.
3) Click on a button that opens a UserForm where the selected range is shown ( e.g. within a text box in the UDF, labeled Selected Range:) as "A5:A15" and its new color kept.

The active macro would then merge the cells within the range, write a certain label on it and save the workbook. Further workbook openings will show the range with the written words within and the color background changed.

In researching the web, I came across to this snippet:
Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range)
With Target
.FormatConditions.Add xlExpression, , "TRUE"
.FormatConditions(1).Interior.Color = vbYellow
End With
End Sub
The only thing this allows is to change the color, but it retains neither the selected range color nor its address when clicking the button calling the active macro.

I will appreciate immensely if a modification to above or an alternative code is suggested to attain the sequence of events mentioned above.
Thanks, as usual

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