What This VBA Macro Does
This VBA function is a handy piece of code that categorizes what is currently selected on the spreadsheet into 4 categories:
This is a little more simplistic than what is often done in using the VBA code TypeName(Selection) as the function can output a myriad of different object names. This function categorizes the selection into groups of objects that I typically work on while coding. Enjoy!
Private Function WhatIsSelected() As String
'PURPOSE: Output A High-Level Selection Category Based On Current Selection
Dim shp As Shape
Dim cht As ChartObject
Dim rng As Range
If TypeName(Selection) = "Range" Then
WhatIsSelected = "Range"
If Not ActiveChart Is Nothing Then
WhatIsSelected = "Chart"
On Error Resume Next
Set shp = ActiveSheet.Shapes(Selection.Name)
On Error GoTo 0
If Not shp Is Nothing Then
WhatIsSelected = "Shape"
WhatIsSelected = "Other"
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