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Highlight Active Row & Column by Double Click Using Macros In Excel

We have a cool trick to show you using Macros, you can highlight the active row and... read more

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We have a cool trick to show you using Macros, you can highlight the active row and column by double clicking!

Do take note that this will override your original double click behavior.

Make sure your Excel has the Developer Tab enabled following this tutorial.

I explain how you can do this below step by step!

What does it do?

Highlights the Active Row and Column By the Double Click

Copy Source Code:


Private Sub Worksheet_BeforeDoubleClick(ByVal Target As range, Cancel As Boolean)

Dim selection As String

'Generate the Range that contains the current column and row
selection = Target.Cells.Address & "," & _
Target.Cells.EntireColumn.Address & "," & _
Target.Cells.EntireRow.Address

'Select that range
Range(selection).Select
End Sub



Final Result: 

Highlight Active Row & Column by Double Click Using Macros In Excel

Exercise Workbook:

Highlight Active Row & Column by Double Click Using Macros In Excel | MyExcelOnline

Download excel workbookHighlight-Active-Row-Column.xlsm


STEP 1: Go to Developer > Code > Visual Basic

Highlight Active Row & Column by Double Click Using Macros In Excel | MyExcelOnline

 

STEP 2: Paste in your code and Select Save. Close the window afterwards.

Highlight Active Row & Column by Double Click Using Macros In Excel

 

STEP 3: Let us test it out!

Just double click anywhere, and it will highlight the active row and column!

Highlight Active Row & Column by Double Click Using Macros In Excel

Highlight Active Row & Column by Double Click Using Macros In Excel 

How to Highlight Active Row & Column by Double Click Using Macros In Excel

 

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