Styles Object (Excel)

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.

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.

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(index), where index 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.

ActiveWorkbook.Styles("Normal").Font.Bold = True

See Also


Styles Object Members

Excel Object Model Reference