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Fully Customizable VBA Date Picker


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Hi, macdonaldj!

It's a pity that MS has discontinued the old DatePicker control after Office 2007. But there's a workaround, at least for 2010 version, check if it works for newer versions.

First link it's in Spanish, I didn't find it in English, and the second link is different but in English. Hope it helps.



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Thanks SirJB7

Yes - I managed to call it from another userform in another application and it works great.

It's just that I have another where the calendar (when I was able to use the old Calendar Control ) was displayed along with other controls. I can do this to some extent with the MonthView but it appears to be very inflexible in terms of formatting - I can't even find a way to change its size or font - which is presumably why this userform was created. I'll just need to re-design the form so that the calendar is accessed through a button instead of actually being on the userform..

Thanks for your help in any case..
Hi macdonaldj. As others have mentioned, the date picker isn't set up to be embedded on another user form, but it can be accomplished with a bit of tweaking. The entire date picker is contained within a frame control, so you should be able to place that frame within a larger user form to achieve an embedded calendar control. You will also need to modify the function that sets and returns the selected value from the date picker, to prevent it from unloading the form.

I've created an example in the past of an embedded calendar control as a proof of concept. Hopefully it can get you pointed in the right direction. A link to the example is pasted below.



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I recently created a customizable, VBA-based date picker, and thought it might be of use to someone else. I know there are already a lot of custom date pickers out there to overcome the difficulties of using Microsoft's MonthView control. But I wanted one that could be customized to match the look and feel of whatever project it is being used in. I was never able to find one that could do this without significant code re-write.

You can click here to download the custom date picker I came up with. Below are some screenshots of the form in action.
Just want to say thank you so much.

GraH - Guido

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Read this as well. You can use date picker for Excel 32 bit (2010~2016), but not for 64 bit Excel.
I had to dig deep into my memory, but the girl and guys from The Frankens team*developed a calendar control for all office versions, including 64 bit.
They updated it in 2017.

* Roberto Mensa, one of the three members, has a user account over here, but seems he never posted anything. What a pity...