Application.MoveAfterReturnDirection property (Excel)

Returns or sets the direction in which the active cell is moved when the user presses Enter. Read/write XlDirection.



expression A variable that represents an Application object.


XlDirection can be one of these constants:

  • xlDown
  • xlToLeft
  • xlToRight
  • xlUp

If the MoveAfterReturn property is False, the selection doesn't move at all, regardless of how the MoveAfterReturnDirection property is set.


This example causes the active cell to move to the right when the user presses Enter.

Application.MoveAfterReturn = True 
Application.MoveAfterReturnDirection = xlToRight

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