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Excel VBA Programming For Dummies, 3rd Edition by John Walkenbach

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Chapter 8

Working with Range Objects

In This Chapter

arrow Finding out why Range objects are so important

arrow Understanding the various ways of referring to ranges

arrow Discovering some of the more useful Range object properties

arrow Uncovering some of the more useful Range object methods

In this chapter, I dig a bit deeper into Excel’s dungeons and take a closer look at Range objects. Excel is all about cells, and the Range object is a container for cells. Why do you need to know so much about Range objects? Because much of the programming work you do in Excel focuses on Range objects. You can thank me later.

A Quick Review

A Range object represents a range contained in a Worksheet object. Range objects, like all other objects, have properties (which you can examine and sometimes change) and methods (which perform actions on the object).

A Range object can be as small as a single cell (for example, B4) or as large as every one of the 17,179,869,184 cells in a worksheet (A1:XFD1048576).

When you refer to a Range object, the address is always surrounded by double quotes, like this:

Range("A1:C5")

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