Make Your VBA Userform Float On Screen

Make Your VBA Userform Float On Screen

What This VBA Code Does

Have you ever wanted to have the ability to click off of a displayed userform so that you can make adjustments to your spreadsheets?  Using vbModeless when you Show your userform will allow you to keep that userform floating on top of your spreadsheet.  At the same time, you will be able to click onto your Excel spreadsheet, PowerPoint slide, or Word Document and make changes.

Sub ShowUserformFloating()

'PURPOSE: Trigger a Userform to pop-up and float on top of your spreadsheet

'Use the name of your Userform (in this example "Userform1")
    UserForm1.Show vbModeless 'vbModeless makes userform 'float'

End Sub

In case you were wondering, vbModal is the default setting when you "show" a userform.

Fun Fact: Excel userforms seem to like to default to vbModal while PowerPoint userforms seem to like to default to vbModeless.

How Do I Modify This To Fit My Specific Needs?

Chances are this post did not give you the exact answer you were looking for. We all have different situations and it's impossible to account for every particular need one might have. That's why I want to share with you: My Guide to Getting the Solution to your Problems FAST! In this article, I explain the best strategies I have come up with over the years to getting quick answers to complex problems in Excel, PowerPoint, VBA, you name it

I highly recommend that you check this guide out before asking me or anyone else in the comments section to solve your specific problem. I can guarantee 9 times out of 10, one of my strategies will get you the answer(s) you are needing faster than it will take me to get back to you with a possible solution. I try my best to help everyone out, but sometimes I don't have time to fit everyone's questions in (there never seem to be quite enough hours in the day!).

I wish you the best of luck and I hope this tutorial gets you heading in the right direction!

Chris "Macro" Newman :)