Worksheet.Range Property

Excel Developer Reference

Returns a Range object that represents a cell or a range of cells.


expression.Range(Cell1, Cell2)

expression   A variable that represents a Worksheet object.


Name Required/Optional Data Type Description
Cell1 Required Variant The name of the range. This must be an A1-style reference in the language of the macro. It can include the range operator (a colon), the intersection operator (a space), or the union operator (a comma). It can also include dollar signs, but they’re ignored. You can use a local defined name in any part of the range. If you use a name, the name is assumed to be in the language of the macro.
Cell2 Optional Variant The cell in the upper-left and lower-right corner of the range. Can be a Range object that contains a single cell, an entire column, or entire row, or it can be a string that names a single cell in the language of the macro.


When used without an object qualifier, this property is a shortcut for ActiveSheet.Range (it returns a range from the active sheet; if the active sheet isn’t a worksheet, the property fails).

When applied to a Range object, the property is relative to the Range object. For example, if the selection is cell C3, then Selection.Range("B1") returns cell D3 because it’s relative to the Range object returned by the Selection property. On the other hand, the code ActiveSheet.Range("B1") always returns cell B1.


This example sets the value of cell A1 on Sheet1 to 3.14159.

Visual Basic for Applications
  Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("A1").Value = 3.14159

This example creates a formula in cell A1 on Sheet1.

Visual Basic for Applications
  Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("A1").Formula = "=10*RAND()"

This example loops on cells A1:D10 on Sheet1. If one of the cells has a value less than 0.001, the code replaces that value with 0 (zero).

Visual Basic for Applications
  For Each c in Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("A1:D10")
    If c.Value < .001 Then
        c.Value = 0
    End If
Next c

This example loops on the range named "TestRange" and displays the number of empty cells in the range.

Visual Basic for Applications
  numBlanks = 0
For Each c In Range("TestRange")
    If c.Value = "" Then
        numBlanks = numBlanks + 1
    End If
Next c
MsgBox "There are " & numBlanks & " empty cells in this range"

This example sets the font style in cells A1:C5 on Sheet1 to italic. The example uses Syntax 2 of the Range property.

Visual Basic for Applications
  Worksheets("Sheet1").Range(Cells(1, 1), Cells(5, 3)). _
    Font.Italic = True

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