VBA Set Shape Variable To Selected Shape

What This VBA Code Does

The following code will show you how to take the currently selected shape in an Excel spreadsheet and store it to a shape variable. The code can also be used to determine if a Shape object is currently selected.

VBA Code To Store As Shape Variable:

Sub StoreSelectedShape()
'PURPOSE: Show how to store a selected Shape to a Shape Type variable
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Dim shp As Shape

On Error GoTo ShapeNotSelected
Set shp = ActiveSheet.Shapes(Selection.Name)
On Error GoTo 0

Exit Sub

'ERROR HANDLER
ShapeNotSelected:
  MsgBox "Please select a Shape Object before running this macro"

End Sub

VBA Function To Test If Shape Is Selected:

Function IsShapeSelected()
'PURPOSE: Determine if a shape object is currently selected
'SOURCE: www.TheSpreadsheetGuru.com/the-code-vault

Dim shp As Shape

On Error GoTo ShapeNotSelected
Set shp = ActiveSheet.Shapes(Selection.Name)
On Error GoTo 0

IsShapeSelected = True

Exit Function

'ERROR HANDLER
ShapeNotSelected:
  IsShapeSelected = False

End Function

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