Show hide list boxes using VBA
Rama, one of our readers emailed this:
Hello Chandoo I am very new to vba. Help me with this
Q) I Have Many List boxes In That I need to Hide Few Of them Using Check box
Example:If I have List boxes Like A,A1,B,B1
If I Check On Check box A(Captioned As A) It Should show A,A1 List boxes. If I Unchecked it Should Hide A,A1 List boxes
In a similar manner if i checked Check box B .It Should show B,B1 List boxes. If I Unchecked it Should Hide B,B1 List boxes
Show Hide list boxes by using a check box
We can use check box and a bit of VBA to do this easily. First see this demo:
How to show or hide list boxes – Video
Although the concept behind this is very simple, explaining it in a post will make it very long. So I made a 10 minute video. Please watch it below:
For more on this technique – see Customer Service Dashboard article.
Download example workbook
Click here to download the example workbook to understand this technique better. Examine the code in module 1 & 2 to know more.
How do you hide / show things using VBA?
Selectively hiding or showing is a great way to enhance your models, dashboards or reports. I use this technique very often. Most of my dashboards, products etc. contain interactive help that user can see or hide with a click. In background, I use few lines of VBA to do this magic.
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