BeforeDoubleClick Event


Code added to the Worksheet BeforeDoubleClick Event will be executed by Excel VBA when you double click a cell on a worksheet.

1. Open the Visual Basic Editor.

2. Double click on a sheet (for example Sheet1) in the Project Explorer.

3. Choose Worksheet from the left drop-down list. Choose BeforeDoubleClick from the right drop-down list.

Worksheet BeforeDoubleClick Event in Excel VBA

Note: the '_' symbol is used to continue the statement on a new line (in order to show you the complete code).

Add the following code lines to the Worksheet BeforeDoubleClick Event:

4. The code line below colors the active cell red.

Target.Font.Color = vbRed

5. Set the Cancel argument to true if you don't want the default double click action (cell edit mode) to occur.

Cancel = True

6. Test the program by double clicking a cell on Sheet1.


Worksheet BeforeDoubleClick Event Result