Application.Selection property (Excel)

Returns the currently selected object in the active worksheet for an Application object. Returns Nothing if no objects are selected. Use the Select method to set the selection, and use TypeName to discover the kind of object that is selected.

Syntax

expression. Selection

expression A variable that represents an Application object.

Remarks

The returned object type depends on the current selection (for example, if a cell is selected, this property returns a Range object). The Selection property returns Nothing if nothing is selected.

Using this property with no object qualifier is equivalent to using Application.Selection.

Example

This example clears the selection on Sheet1 (assuming that the selection is a range of cells).

Worksheets("Sheet1").Activate 
Selection.Clear

This example displays the Visual Basic object type of the selection.

Worksheets("Sheet1").Activate 
MsgBox "The selection object type is " & TypeName(Selection)

This example displays information about the current selection.

Sub TestSelection(  )
    Dim str As String
    Select Case TypeName(Selection)
    Case "Nothing"
        str = "No selection made."
    Case "Range"
        str = "You selected the range: " & Selection.Address
    Case "Picture"
        str = "You selected a picture."
    Case Else
        str = "You selected a " & TypeName(Selection) & "."
    End Select
    MsgBox str
End Sub

See also

TypeName function
Application Object