Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. If you are using an earlier version (Excel 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Excel, click here: Deleting Worksheet Code in a Macro.

Deleting Worksheet Code in a Macro

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated August 16, 2018)

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Jean-Louis would like to write a VBA procedure that deletes the code attached to a specific worksheet. He knows how to delete procedures stored in modules, but not how to do it when they are stored in the sheet.

The good news is that if you know how to delete macros within a module, you can apply the same technique to delete it within a sheet. The difference is that you would use the sheet name rather than the module name when referring to the component you want to delete.

For instance, if you are referring to code in a module in a workbook, you normally do it by referencing the containing module in this manner:

ActiveWorkbook.VBProject.VBComponents("Module1")

To refer to code contained within a worksheet, you would use this syntax, instead:

ActiveWorkbook.VBProject.VBComponents("Sheet1")

For other ideas about how to reference VBA code in various ways from within other macros, refer to the following page at Chip Pearson's site:

http://www.cpearson.com/excel/vbe.aspx

Note:

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ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (9490) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Excel here: Deleting Worksheet Code in a Macro.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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What is five more than 4?

2018-08-16 08:29:02

Ken Varley

I always thought that there should be a way of naming modules (there should be a RENAME option on a right click)

Tried this code and it works: Very pleased.

One thing to note however, is that it doesn't like the new name to start with a number. It has to be a letter.

I thought:

1 Settings
2 Inputs
3 Process
etc

It didnt like it, so I removed the space between the number & the description

It still didn't like it. Its the number at the begining that's the problem

I found that If I want to keep a running order, I need to call it A1..... A2...... A3...... etc

Hope this is useful to someone.


2018-08-16 07:37:08

Bill

I want 3 sheets from one one workbook to be exactly the same in another workbook and always update the 3 sheets from one workbook to the other. How can I set this up?


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