Workbook.Activate Event (Excel)

Occurs when a workbook, worksheet, chart sheet, or embedded chart is activated.

Syntax

expression. Activate

expression A variable that represents a Workbook object.

Return Value

nothing

Remarks

This event doesn't occur when you create a new window.

When you switch between two windows showing the same workbook, the WindowActivate event occurs, but the Activate event for the workbook doesn't occur.

Example

This example sorts the range A1:A10 when the worksheet is activated.

Private Sub Worksheet_Activate() 
 Range("a1:a10").Sort Key1:=Range("a1"), Order1:=xlAscending 
End Sub

See also

Workbook Object