IconCriterion Interface


Represents the criterion for an individual icon in an icon set. The criterion specifies the range of values and the threshold type associated with the icon in an icon set conditional formatting rule.

public interface class IconCriterion
public interface IconCriterion
Public Interface IconCriterion


The following code example creates a range of numbers representing test scores and then applies an icon set conditional formatting rule to that range. The type of icon set is then changed from the default icons to a five-arrow icon set. Finally, the threshold type is modified from percentile to a hard-coded number.

<span class="label">Sub CreateIconSetCF() Dim cfIconSet As IconSetCondition 'Fill cells with sample data With ActiveSheet .Range("C1") = 55 .Range("C2") = 92 .Range("C3") = 88 .Range("C4") = 77 .Range("C5") = 66 .Range("C6") = 93 .Range("C7") = 76 .Range("C8") = 80 .Range("C9") = 79 .Range("C10") = 83 .Range("C11") = 66 .Range("C12") = 74 End With Range("C1:C12").Select 'Create an icon set conditional format for the created sample data range Set cfIconSet = Selection.FormatConditions.AddIconSetCondition 'Change the icon set to a five-arrow icon set cfIconSet.IconSet = ActiveWorkbook.IconSets(xl5Arrows) 'The IconCriterion collection contains all IconCriteria 'By indexing into the collection you can modify each criterion With cfIconSet.IconCriteria(1) .Type = xlConditionValueNumber .Value = 0 .Operator = 7 End With With cfIconSet.IconCriteria(2) .Type = xlConditionValueNumber .Value = 60 .Operator = 7 End With With cfIconSet.IconCriteria(3) .Type = xlConditionValueNumber .Value = 70 .Operator = 7 End With With cfIconSet.IconCriteria(4) .Type = xlConditionValueNumber .Value = 80 .Operator = 7 End With With cfIconSet.IconCriteria(5) .Type = xlConditionValueNumber .Value = 90 .Operator = 7 End With End Sub</span>


All of the criteria for an icon set conditional format are contained in an IconCriteria collection. You can access each IconCriterion object in the collection by passing an index into the collection. See the example for details.



Gets or sets the icon for a criterion in an icon set conditional formatting rule.


Gets a value indicating which threshold the criteria represents.


Returns or sets one of the constants of the XlFormatConditionOperator enumeration, which specifes if the threshold is "greater than" or "greater than or equal to" the threshold value.


Returns one of the constants of the XlConditionValueTypes enumeration, which specifies how the threshold value for an icon set is determined. Read-only.


Returns or sets the threshold value for an icon in a conditional format. Read/write Variant.

Applies to