VBA for hovering over an object


Well-known Member
Dec 16, 2009

Is there a way to use VBA to have a something happen when you hover over an object? Basically when I hover over the shape"quickview1" I would like that shape to hide and a new shape"quickview2" to appear. And then once you hovered off it would switch back. Is this doable or too crazy/complicated for excel?




Well-known Member
May 19, 2011
Hovering over is unfortunately, in my opinion, definitely too complicated. You can get the mouse position with a complicated API call but I currently don't understand API calls enough to be able to help with this.
Also even if you could get the mouse position, the best Excel can do to detect the hover is check the mouse position every second as far as I know. The problem with this is obviously that you can flash the mouse over an object quicker than a second and Excel may not capture it. Therefore your code becomes inconsistent.

Clicking the shape and having that do something however is something that I can definitely help with. Let me know if you'd like to go down the click instead of hover route.

Hope this helps!

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