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FormatCondition object

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  1. Remarks
  2. Example

Represents a conditional format.


The FormatCondition object is a member of the FormatConditions collection. The FormatConditions collection can now contain more than three conditional formats for a given range.

Use the Add method of the FormatConditions object to create a new conditional format. If a range has multiple formats, you can use the Modify method to change one of the formats, or you can use the Delete method to delete a format, and then use the Add method to create a new format.

Use the Font, Borders, and Interior properties of the FormatCondition object to control the appearance of formatted cells. Some properties of these objects aren't supported by the conditional format object model. Some of the properties that can be used with conditional formatting are listed in the following table.

Object Properties you can use with conditional formatting
Font Bold, Color, ColorIndex, FontStyle, Italic, Strikethrough, ThemeColor, ThemeFont, TintAndShade, and Underline

The accounting underline styles cannot be used.

Borders The following borders can be used (all others aren't supported): xlBottom, xlLeft, xlRight, xlTop.

The following border styles can be used (all others aren't supported): xlLineStyleNone, xlContinuous, xlDash, xlDot, xlDashDot, xlDashDotDot, xlGray50, xlGray75, and xlGray25.

The following border weights can be used (all others aren't supported): xlHairline and xlThin.

Interior Color, ColorIndex, Gradient, Pattern, PatternColor, PatternColorIndex, PatternThemeColor, PatternTintAndShade, ThemeColor, and TintAndShade.


Use FormatConditions (index), where index is the index number of the conditional format, to return a FormatCondition object. The following example sets format properties for an existing conditional format for cells E1:E10.

With Worksheets(1).Range("e1:e10").FormatConditions(1)
    With .Borders
        .LineStyle = xlContinuous
        .Weight = xlThin
        .ColorIndex = 6
    End With
    With .Font
        .Bold = True
        .ColorIndex = 3
    End With
End With

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