Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Excel in Microsoft 365. 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 October 10, 2020)

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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 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

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ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (9490) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Excel in Microsoft 365. 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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2020-10-10 13:03:15

J. Woolley

Sorry. The correct reference is https://excelribbon.tips.net/T007612_Deleting_VBA_Code_in_a_Copied_Worksheet.html


2020-10-10 13:01:11

J. Woolley

Also, see https://excelribbon.tips.net/T007612_Deleting_VBA_Code_in_a_Copied_Worksheet.html#comment-form-hd


2020-10-10 11:31:55

J. Woolley

This procedure will delete the code in a specific worksheet:

Sub DeleteWorksheetCode(WS As Worksheet)
With WS.Parent.VBProject.VBComponents(WS.Name).CodeModule
.DeleteLines 1, .CountOfLines
End With
End Sub

When I tested using Excel 365, it was not necessary to include a Reference to Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications Extensibility 5.3.


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