Class ColorScale (Excel VBA)

The class ColorScale represents a color scale conditional formatting rule.

Member in collection


To use a ColorScale class variable it first needs to be instantiated, for example

Dim cse as ColorScale
Set cse = ActiveCell.FormatConditions(Index:=1)

The following procedures can be used to set variables of type ColorScale: FormatConditions.AddColorScale, FormatConditions.AddColorScale, FormatConditions.AddColorScale, FormatConditions.AddColorScale, FormatConditions.AddColorScale, FormatConditions.AddColorScale and FormatConditions.AddColorScale.

For Each

Here is an example of processing the ColorScale items in a collection.

Dim cseFormatCondition As ColorScale
For Each cseFormatCondition In ActiveCell.FormatConditions
Next cseFormatCondition

Delete - Deletes the specified conditional formatting rule object.

ModifyAppliesToRange - Sets the cell range to which this formatting rule applies.

SetFirstPriority - Sets the priority value for this conditional formatting rule to "1" so that it will be evaluated before all other rules on the worksheet.

SetLastPriority - Sets the evaluation order for this conditional formatting rule so that it is evaluated after all other rules on the worksheet.

FormatConditions.Add - Adds a new conditional format.

FormatConditions.AddAboveAverage - Returns a new AboveAverage aboveaverage representing a conditional formatting rule for the specified range.

FormatConditions.AddColorScale - Returns a new ColorScale colorscale representing a conditional formatting rule that uses gradations in cell colors to indicate relative differences in the values of cells included in a selected range.

FormatConditions.AddDatabar - Returns a DataBar databar representing a data bar conditional formatting rule for the specified range.

FormatConditions.AddIconSetCondition - Returns a new IconSetCondition iconsetcondition that represents an icon set conditional formatting rule for the specified range.

FormatConditions.AddTop10 - Returns a Top10 top10 representing a conditional formatting rule for the specified range.

FormatConditions.AddUniqueValues - Returns a new UniqueValues uniquevalues representing a conditional formatting rule for the specified range.

FormatConditions.Delete - Deletes the object.

FormatConditions.Item - Returns a single object from a collection.


AppliesTo returns a Range object specifying the cell range to which the formatting rule is applied.

ColorScaleCriteria returns a ColorScaleCriteria object, which is a collection of individual ColorScaleCriterion objects. The ColorScaleCriterion object specifies the type, value, and color of threshold criteria used in the color scale conditional format.

Formula returns or sets a String representing a formula that determines the values to which the icon set will be applied.

Priority returns or sets the priority value of the conditional formatting rule. The priority determines the order of evaluation when multiple conditional formatting rules exist on a worksheet.

PTCondition returns a Boolean value indicating if the conditional format is being applied to a PivotTable.

ScopeType returns or sets one of the constants of the XlPivotConditionScope enumeration, which determines the scope of the conditional format when it is applied to a PivotTable.

StopIfTrue returns or sets a Boolean value that determines if additional formatting rules on the cell should be evaluated if the current rule evaluates to True.

Type returns one of the constants of the XlFormatConditionType enumeration, which specifies the type of conditional format.

FormatConditions.Count returns a Long value that represents the number of objects in the collection.

ColorScaleCriteria - A collection of ColorScaleCriterion objects that represents all of the criteria for a color scale conditional format. Each criterion specifies the minimum, midpoint, or maximum threshold for the color scale.

Range - Represents a cell, a row, a column, a selection of cells containing one or more contiguous blocks of cells, or a 3D range.