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.

Syntax

expression. AutoComplete( _String_ )

expression A variable that represents a Range object.

Parameters

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

Return value

String

Remarks

This method works even if the AutoComplete feature is disabled.

Example

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 
Else 
 MsgBox "Has no completion" 
End If

See also

Range Object

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