Class FormatCondition (Excel VBA)

The class FormatCondition represents a conditional format.

The main procedures of class FormatCondition are Delete, FormatConditions.Add, FormatConditions.AddAboveAverage, FormatConditions.AddColorScale, FormatConditions.AddDatabar, FormatConditions.AddIconSetCondition, FormatConditions.AddTop10, FormatConditions.AddUniqueValues and FormatConditions.Delete

Set

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

Dim fcd as FormatCondition
Set fcd = ActiveCell.FormatConditions(Index:=1)

The following procedures can be used to set variables of type FormatCondition: FormatConditions.Item, FormatConditions.Item, FormatConditions.Item, FormatConditions.Item, FormatConditions.Item, FormatConditions.Item, FormatConditions.Item, FormatConditions.Add, FormatConditions.Add, FormatConditions.Add, FormatConditions.Add, FormatConditions.Add, FormatConditions.Add, FormatConditions.Add and Range.FormatConditions

For Each

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

Dim fcd As FormatCondition
For Each fcd In ActiveCell.FormatConditions
	
Next fcd

Themes

Some procedures in this class have been grouped together in themes and are described on separate theme pages

Formula with its procedures Formula1 and Formula2
Add with its procedures FormatConditions.Add, FormatConditions.AddAboveAverage, FormatConditions.AddDatabar, FormatConditions.AddIconSetCondition and FormatConditions.AddTop10

Methods

These are the main methods of the FormatCondition class

Delete - Deletes the object.

ActiveCell.FormatConditions(1).Delete

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.

Dim lngColorScaleType As Long: lngColorScaleType = 
Dim cseAddColorScale As ColorScale
Set cseAddColorScale = ActiveCell.FormatConditions.AddColorScale(ColorScaleType:=lngColorScaleType)

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

Dim uvsAddUniqueValues As UniqueValues
Set uvsAddUniqueValues = ActiveCell.FormatConditions.AddUniqueValues()

FormatConditions.Delete - Deletes the object.

ActiveCell.FormatConditions.Delete

Other Methods

Modify - Modifies an existing conditional format.

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.Item - Returns a single object from a collection.

Properties

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

Borders returns a Borders collection that represents the borders of a style or a range of cells (including a range defined as part of a conditional format).

DateOperator specifies the Date operator used in the format condition.

Font returns a Font object that represents the font of the specified object.

Interior returns an Interior object that represents the interior of the specified object.

NumberFormat returns or sets the number format applied to a cell if the conditional formatting rule evaluates to True.

Operator returns a Long value that represents the operator for the conditional format.

Parent returns the parent object for the specified object. Read-only.

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.

Text returns or sets a String value specifying the text string used by the conditional formatting rule.

TextOperator returns or sets one of the constants of the XlContainsOperator enumeration, specifying the text search performed by the conditional formatting rule.

Type returns a Long value, containing an XlFormatConditionType value, that represents the object type.

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

FormatConditions.Parent returns the parent object for the specified object. Read-only.