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Tutorial on Excel macros

Text Boxes in VBA for Excel

In the toolbox the text box icon is:  VBA for Excel text boxes.

The text box is the simplest control that requires an entry by the user. The user types something in it and this value can then be used in your VBA procedure. You will usually add a label to accompany the text box.

For most controls including the VBA for Excel text box there are general properties that allow you to set the font, the color of the font, the color of the background, the type of background, the type of border and other design features.

As its name says it the text box carries text. To use the contents of a text box as a number, to add dollar signs, decimal and other numerical features see the downloadable tutorial on Excel macros (VBA).

Adding a Text Box to a Userform

To add a text box to a userform you left click on its icon in the toolbox. You move the cursor to the userform, you click again and the text box appears. You can then resize it to your liking.  If you double click on the text box icon in the toolbox you can then click on the form as many times as you need text boxes. When you are finished adding text boxes just click once on the text box icon of the toolbox.


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For more on this topic and a complete course on Excel macros download the
Tutorial on Excel Macros


To organize your discovery of Excel macros, the downloadable Tutorial on Excel Macros is divided in three sections (all 3  sections part of the single download):

Section 1: Excel Macros Programming (Chapters 1 to 10)
This section is about recording, writing, modifying and testing macros in the Visual Basic Editor. You will also learn about security and discover "events" (an event is what starts the macro).

Section 2: Excel VBA Vocabulary (Chapters 11 to 23)
Developing a macro is communicating with Excel and to do so you need to use a language called Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). In section 2 you will learn all the VBA vocabulary that is essential to work with business data (accounting, sales, production and others).

Section 3: Forms and Controls in VBA for Exce (Chapters 24 to 33)
The userform is a small or large dialog window that you create and allows the user to submit values that will be used by your macros. To these userforms you will add controls (command buttons, text boxes, list boxes and others) and program them.