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How to hide or unhide a Command Button based on specified cell value in Excel?

Supposing you are using a Command Button to trigger a VBA script in your worksheet. When the VBA script is unused in some cases, you need to make the Command Button hidden instead of displaying in the worksheet. And display it again when the VBA script is needed. This article is talking about hiding or showing a Command Button based on a specified cell value in Excel. Please do as follows.

Hide or unhide a Command Button based on specified cell value with VBA code

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You can run the below VBA code to hide or unhide a Command Button based on specified cell value in Excel.

1. Right click the sheet tab which contains the Command Button you need to show hide, then click View Code from the right-clicking menu.

2. In the popping up Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, copy and paste the below VBA code into the Code window.

VBA code: Hide or unhide a Command Button based on specified cell value

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    If Cells(1, 1).Value <> "1" Then
        Me.CommandButton1.Visible = True
        Me.CommandButton1.Visible = False
    End If
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

Note: in the code, Cells(1, 1), 1 and CommandButton1 indicate that the CommandButton1 will be hidden when cell A1 contains number 1, and displayed if cell A1 contains any other values except number 1. See below screenshot. And you can change them based on your need.

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    Bryce · 6 months ago
    I've put this code in and entered my button name (Finish), referenced the reference cell (P11 - 16, 11) but every time I make a change to the reference cell (P11) I get a compile error and it highlights the ".Finish" section of the code, seemingly meaning the button name I entered "Finish" is not found on the worksheet. I've confirmed, both in the drop down area to the left of the formula bar and in the "define name" area on the Formula tab that my button name is, in fact, "Finish", but it still does not work.

    Any help?
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      crystal · 6 months ago
      Hi Bryce,
      I changed the button name to "Finish" in my worksheet, and it works well without any error displaying.
      Do you mind testing the code in a new blank workbook?
      Thank you for your comment.
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    sebastian · 7 months ago
    hola que tal, tengo un boton con macro, que me devuelve a una hoja 'menu', pero no quiero que ese boton aparezca en la hoja menu como le puedo hacer?'