VBA Function To Determine If A Shape Has A Gradient Effect

VBA Function To Determine If A Shape Has A Gradient Effect

What This VBA Code Does

I recently needed to create a VBA function that tests if a particular shape object has a gradient effect applied to it. The function simply returns a True/False value. This VBA code can work in either the Excel or PowerPoint applications

VBA Code:

Function HasGradient(shp As Shape) As Boolean
'PURPOSE: Determine if a shape object contains a gradient format property
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Dim GradientStopCount As Long

'Test for Gradient Stops
  On Error Resume Next
  GradientStopCount = shp.Fill.GradientStops.Count
  On Error GoTo 0

'Results
  If GradientStopCount <> 0 Then
    HasGradient = True
  Else
    HasGradient = False
  End If

End Function

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