CellFormat.Interior Property (Excel)

Returns an Interior object allowing the user to set or return the search criteria based on the cell's interior format.

Syntax

expression. Interior

expression A variable that represents a CellFormat object.

Example

This example sets the search criteria to identify cells that contain a solid yellow interior, creates a cell with this condition, finds this cell, and notifies the user.

Sub SearchCellFormat() 
 
 ' Set the search criteria for the interior of the cell format. 
 With Application.FindFormat.Interior 
 .ColorIndex = 6 
 .Pattern = xlSolid 
 .PatternColorIndex = xlAutomatic 
 End With 
 
 ' Create a yellow interior for cell A5. 
 Range("A5").Select 
 With Selection.Interior 
 .ColorIndex = 6 
 .Pattern = xlSolid 
 .PatternColorIndex = xlAutomatic 
 End With 
 Range("A1").Select 
 MsgBox "Cell A5 has a yellow interior." 
 
 ' Find the cells based on the search criteria. 
 Cells.Find(What:="", After:=ActiveCell, LookIn:=xlFormulas, LookAt:= _ 
 xlPart, SearchOrder:=xlByRows, SearchDirection:=xlNext, MatchCase:=False _ 
 , SearchFormat:=True).Activate 
 MsgBox "Microsoft Excel has found this cell matching the search criteria." 
 
End Sub

See also

CellFormat Object