Worksheet.Cells Property (Excel)

Returns a Range object that represents all the cells on the worksheet (not just the cells that are currently in use).


expression .Cells

expression A variable that represents a Worksheet object.


Because the Item property is the default property for the Range object, you can specify the row and column index immediately after the Cells keyword. For more information, see the Item property and the examples for this topic.

Using this property without an object qualifier returns a Range object that represents all the cells on the active worksheet.


This example sets the font size for cell C5 on Sheet1 to 14 points.

Worksheets("Sheet1").Cells(5, 3).Font.Size = 14

This example clears the formula in cell one on Sheet1.


This example sets the font and font size for every cell on Sheet1 to 8-point Arial

With Worksheets("Sheet1").Cells.Font 
    .Name = "Arial" 
    .Size = 8 
End With

Sample code provided by: MVP Contributor Tom Urtis, Atlas Programming Management | About the Contributor

This example toggles a sort between ascending and descending order when you double-click any cell in the data range. The data is sorted based on the column of the cell that is double-clicked.

Option Explicit
Public blnToggle As Boolean

Private Sub Worksheet_BeforeDoubleClick(ByVal Target As Range, Cancel As Boolean)
    Dim LastColumn As Long, keyColumn As Long, LastRow As Long
    Dim SortRange As Range
    LastColumn = Cells.Find(What:="*", After:=Range("A1"), SearchOrder:=xlByColumns, SearchDirection:=xlPrevious).Column
    keyColumn = Target.Column
    If keyColumn <= LastColumn Then
        Application.ScreenUpdating = False
        Cancel = True
        LastRow = Cells(Rows.Count, keyColumn).End(xlUp).Row
        Set SortRange = Target.CurrentRegion
        blnToggle = Not blnToggle
        If blnToggle = True Then
            SortRange.Sort Key1:=Cells(2, keyColumn), Order1:=xlAscending, Header:=xlYes
            SortRange.Sort Key1:=Cells(2, keyColumn), Order1:=xlDescending, Header:=xlYes
        End If
        Set SortRange = Nothing
        Application.ScreenUpdating = True
    End If
End Sub

About the Contributor

MVP Tom Urtis is the founder of Atlas Programming Management , a full-service Microsoft Office and Excel business solutions company in Silicon Valley. Tom has over 25 years of experience in business management and developing Microsoft Office applications, and is the co-author of “Holy Macro! It’s 2,500 Excel VBA Examples."

See Also


Worksheet Object

Worksheet Object Members