AboveAverage Object

Excel Developer Reference

Represents an above average visual of a conditional formatting rule. Applying a color or fill to a range or selection to help you see the value of a cells relative to other cells.

Version Information
Version Added: Excel 2007


All conditional formatting objects are contained within a FormatConditions collection object, which is a child of a Range collection. You can create an above average formatting rule by using either the Add or AddAboveAverage method of the FormatConditions collection.

The following example builds a dynamic data set and applies color to the above average values through conditional formatting rules.

Visual Basic for Applications
  Sub AboveAverageCF()

' Building data for Melanie
    Range("A1").Value = "Name"
    Range("B1").Value = "Number"
    Range("A2").Value = "Melanie-1"
    Range("A2").AutoFill Destination:=Range("A2:A26"), Type:=xlFillDefault
    Range("B2:B26").FormulaArray = "=INT(RAND()*101)"

' Applying Conditional Formatting to items above the average.  Should appear green fill and dark green font.
    Selection.FormatConditions(1).AboveBelow = xlAboveAverage
    With Selection.FormatConditions(1).Font
        .Color = -16752384
        .TintAndShade = 0
    End With
    With Selection.FormatConditions(1).Interior
        .PatternColorIndex = xlAutomatic
        .Color = 13561798
        .TintAndShade = 0
    End With
MsgBox "Added an Above Average Conditional Format to Melanie's data.  Press F9 to update values.", vbInformation

End Sub

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