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Loop Through A Specific Control Type Within A VBA UserForm

By Chris Newman •  Updated: 06/24/15 •  5 min read
Loop Through A Specific Control Type Within A VBA UserForm

What This VBA Code Does

These VBA macro snippets will show you how to target and loop through specific controls within your Userform. Make sure you know the code name of your UserForm and select the correct Control Type(s) from the list below.


Control Type Names

  • Label
  • TextBox
  • ComboBox
  • ListBox
  • CheckBox
  • OptionButton
  • ToggleButton
  • Frame
  • CommandButton
  • TabStrip
  • MultiPage
  • ScrollBar
  • SpinButton
  • Image

Loop Through All Controls In A UserForm

Sub UserFormLoop()
'PURPSOSE: Loop through each control on your VBA UserForm
'www.TheSpreadsheetGuru.com/the-code-vault

Dim ctrl As Control

'Loop Through each control on UserForm
  For Each ctrl In UserForm1.Controls

    'Do Something With That Control Type...
      ctrl.Visible = True

  Next ctrl
  
End Sub

Loop Through A Particular Control Type In A UserForm

Sub UserFormLoop_Control()
'PURPSOSE: Loop through a particular type of control on your VBA UserForm
'www.TheSpreadsheetGuru.com/the-code-vault

Dim ctrl As Control
Dim ctrlType As String

'What control type to loop through
  ctrlType = "Textbox"

'Loop Through each control on UserForm
  For Each ctrl In UserForm1.Controls
    'Narrow down to specific type
      If TypeName(ctrl) = ctrlType Then
        
        'Do Something With That Control Type...
          ctrl.Value = ""
          
      End If
  Next ctrl

End Sub

Loop Through Mulitiple Specific Types of Controls In A UserForm

Sub UserFormLoop_MultipleControls()
'PURPSOSE: Loop through multiple types of controls on your VBA UserForm
'www.TheSpreadsheetGuru.com/the-code-vault

Dim ctrl As Control
Dim ctrlType1 As String
Dim ctrlType2 As String

'What control type to loop through
  ctrlType1 = "CheckBox"
  ctrlType2 = "OptionButton"

'Loop Through each control on UserForm
  For Each ctrl In UserForm1.Controls
    'Narrow down to specific type
      If TypeName(ctrl) = ctrlType1 Or TypeName(ctrl) = ctrlType2 Then
        
        'Do Something With That Control Type...
          ctrl.Value = True
          
      End If
  Next ctrl

End Sub

Using VBA Code Found On The Internet

Now that you’ve found some VBA code that could potentially solve your Excel automation problem, what do you do with it? If you don’t necessarily want to learn how to code VBA and are just looking for the fastest way to implement this code into your spreadsheet, I wrote an article (with video) that explains how to get the VBA code you’ve found running on your spreadsheet.

Getting Started Automating Excel

Are you new to VBA and not sure where to begin? Check out my quickstart guide to learning VBA. This article won’t overwhelm you with fancy coding jargon, as it provides you with a simplistic and straightforward approach to the basic things I wish I knew when trying to teach myself how to automate tasks in Excel with VBA Macros.

Also, if you haven’t checked out Excel’s latest automation feature called Power Query, I have put together a beginner’s guide for automating with Excel’s Power Query feature as well! This little-known built-in Excel feature allows you to merge and clean data automatically with little to no coding!

How Do I Modify This To Fit My Specific Needs?

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Chris Newman

Chris Newman

Chris is a finance professional and Excel MVP recognized by Microsoft since 2016. With his expertise, he founded TheSpreadsheetGuru blog to help fellow Excel users, where he shares his vast creative solutions & expertise. In addition, he has developed over 7 widely-used Excel Add-ins that have been embraced by individuals and companies worldwide.