VBA Code To Select Next & Previous Spreadsheet Tabs

VBA Code To Select Next & Previous Spreadsheet Tabs

What This VBA Code Does

The following VBA macro code will allow you to create navigation arrow buttons that will allow you to activate the next or previous visible spreadsheet tab in the active workbook.

VBA Code To Select Next Sheet:

Sub SelectNextSheet()
'PURPOSE: Select the next visible sheet in the spreadsheet
'SOURCE: www.TheSpreadsheetGuru.com/the-code-vault

Dim sht As Worksheet

'Store currently selected sheet
  Set sht = ActiveSheet

'Loop to next sheet until visible one is found
  On Error Resume Next
    
    Do While sht.Next.Visible <> xlSheetVisible
      If Err <> 0 Then Exit Do
        Set sht = sht.Next
    Loop
    
    'Activate/Select next sheet
      sht.Next.Activate
  
  On Error GoTo 0

End Sub

VBA Code To Select Previous Sheet:

Sub SelectPreviousSheet()
'PURPOSE: Select the previous visible sheet in the spreadsheet
'SOURCE: www.TheSpreadsheetGuru.com/the-code-vault

Dim sht As Worksheet

'Store currently selected sheet
  Set sht = ActiveSheet

'Loop to next sheet until visible one is found
  On Error Resume Next
    
    Do While sht.Previous.Visible <> xlSheetVisible
      If Err <> 0 Then Exit Do
        Set sht = sht.Previous
    Loop
    
    'Activate/Select next sheet
      sht.Previous.Activate
  
  On Error GoTo 0

End Sub

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