Exercise: Reacting to Excel events

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Category ==> Excel VBA Macros  (38 exercises)
Topic ==> Event handling  (2 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Course ==> Excel VBA macros
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You are organising a lottery, and want to ensure that it is impossible to win any prize.  Firstly, assign a macro to the workbook in the above folder such that when a user opens it, they see this message:

Excel VBA Macros exercise - Event handling (image 1)

So far, so good ...

Assign a macro to an event for the Lottery worksheet such that if a user does click on the yellow cell, they see this message:

Excel VBA Macros exercise - Event handling (image 2)

Your macro could test whether the cell clicked on has address $C$8

Assign a macro such that if a user double-clicks on cell B16 to register a complaint, they see an irritating message telling them that the complaints facility is under construction (you can use the BeforeDoubleClick event to do this).

Your user will now probably click on the Alternative complaints procedure worksheet.  Assign a macro to a workbook event such that if he or she does this, they will see this message if they try to return to the Lottery sheet:

Excel VBA Macros exercise - Event handling (image 3)

On the SheetDeactivate event of the workbook, test the name of the sheet you are leaving, and if it is not the Lottery sheet return to it

Finally, just to complete your user's day display this message if the user tries to close the workbook:

Excel VBA Macros exercise - Event handling (image 4)

You could always add the Microsoft phone number for help ...

Save your macro as Annoying macros, then close it down (if you can!).

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