Styles Object

Excel Developer Reference

A collection of all the Style objects in the specified or active workbook.


Each Style object represents a style description for a range. The Style object contains all style attributes (font, number format, alignment, and so on) as properties. There are several built-in styles — including Normal, Currency, and Percent.


Use the Styles property to return the Styles collection. The following example creates a list of style names on worksheet one in the active workbook.

Visual Basic for Applications
  For i = 1 To ActiveWorkbook.Styles.Count
    Worksheets(1).Cells(i, 1) = ActiveWorkbook.Styles(i).Name

Use the Add method to create a new style and add it to the collection. The following example creates a new style based on the Normal style, modifies the border and font, and then applies the new style to cells A25:A30.

Visual Basic for Applications
  With ActiveWorkbook.Styles.Add(Name:="Bookman Top Border")
    .Borders(xlTop).LineStyle = xlDouble
    .Font.Bold = True
    .Font.Name = "Bookman"
End With
Worksheets(1).Range("A25:A30").Style = "Bookman Top Border"

Use Styles(


), where


is the style index number or name, to return a single Style object from the workbook Styles collection. The following example changes the Normal style for the active workbook by setting its Bold property.

Visual Basic for Applications
  ActiveWorkbook.Styles("Normal").Font.Bold = True

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