Range.AutoComplete method (Excel)

Returns an AutoComplete match from the list. If there's no AutoComplete match or if more than one entry in the list matches the string to complete, this method returns an empty string.


expression.AutoComplete (String)

expression A variable that represents a Range object.


Name Required/Optional Data type Description
String Required String The string to complete.

Return value



This method works even if the AutoComplete feature is disabled.


This example returns the AutoComplete match for the string segment Ap. An AutoComplete match is made if the column containing cell A5 contains a contiguous list, and one of the entries in the list contains a match for the string.

s = Worksheets(1).Range("A5").AutoComplete("Ap") 
If Len(s) > 0 Then 
 MsgBox "Completes to " & s 
 MsgBox "Has no completion" 
End If

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