VBA User Forms videos | How do I control different cells with one spin button in Excel?

Posted by Andrew Gould on 03 April 2021

This video explains how to use a single ActiveX spin button control in Excel to control different cells in a worksheet. You'll learn how to set properties of a spin button control using the Properties window and using VBA code. You'll also learn how to use the Worksheet Selection Change event to trigger code when a user clicks on a cell. Finally, you'll see how to use some basic If statements to check if a cell value is number and if the number falls within a range.

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