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VBA Lesson 24: Forms (Userforms) in VBA for Excel

When the message box or the input box are not sufficient any more to communicate with the user you need to start developing userforms.

The form is used to require information  from the user to feed the VBA procedure. Different basic controls can be added to the userform they are called: labels, text boxes, combo boxes, list boxes, check boxes, option buttons, frames, command buttons, spin buttons and images . To learn more about all the controls see lessons 26  to 33.

Creating a Userform in Excel

Userforms are created in the Project Window of the Visual Basic Editor. You will also find the toolbox that allows you to add controls to your userforms in the Visual Basic Editor.

In the Visual Basic Editor you right click in the project window and you will see this menu appear:

Go to "Insert" and select "UserForm". You will then see the following:

On the right you see the userform that you have just added to your workbook. On the left is the toolbox with all the controls that you can add to your userform. You can hide that toolbox by clicking on the "X" and bring it back by clicking on the toolbox icon   or by going to the menu bar "View/Toolbox". We will use the toolbox later in this section.

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25 : Userforms Properties and VBA Code

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