ColorScaleCriterion Object (Excel)

Represents the criteria for the minimum, midpoint, or maximum thresholds for a color format conditional format.

Version Information

Version Added: Excel 2007


Each ColorScaleCriterion is part of the ColorScaleCriteria collection. Use ColorScaleCriteria(index), to return an individual criterion.

You can set the Type, Value, and FormatColor of each threshold for the color scale.


The following code example creates a range of numbers and then applies a two-color scale conditional formatting rule to that range. The color for the minimum threshold is then assigned to red and the maximum threshold to blue by indexing into the ColorScaleCriteria collection to set individual criteria.

Sub CreateColorScaleCF() 
 Dim cfColorScale As ColorScale 
 'Fill cells with sample data from 1 to 10 
 With ActiveSheet 
 .Range("C1") = 1 
 .Range("C2") = 2 
 .Range("C1:C2").AutoFill Destination:=Range("C1:C10") 
 End With 
 'Create a two-color ColorScale object for the created sample data range 
 Set cfColorScale = Selection.FormatConditions.AddColorScale(ColorScaleType:=2) 
 'Set the minimum threshold to red and maximum threshold to blue 
 cfColorScale.ColorScaleCriteria(1).FormatColor.Color = RGB(255, 0, 0) 
 cfColorScale.ColorScaleCriteria(2).FormatColor.Color = RGB(0, 0, 255) 
End Sub 

See Also


ColorScaleCriterion Object Members

Excel Object Model Reference