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How to link textbox to multiple cells in Excel?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2020-07-31

As we all known, it is easy for us to link a textbox to a specific cell, but, is it possible to link multiple cells to the same textbox? So when you click different cells, the textbox will display different texts. May be, this article can solve this task in Excel.

Link textbox to multiple cells with VBA code


arrow blue right bubble Link textbox to multiple cells with VBA code

To link a textbox to multiple cells, the following VBA code can help you, please do as this:

1. First, insert an ActiveX textbox under the Developer tab.

2. Then right click the sheet tab which contains the textbox you want to use, then choose View Code from the context menu, and in the opened Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, copy and paste the following code into the blank Module:

VBA code: link textbox to multiple cells:

Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range)
    If Target.Column = 3 Then ActiveSheet.TextBox1.Text = Target
End Sub

doc link textbox multiple cells 1

Note: In the above code, the number 3 indicates the column number which your linked cells locate, and Textbox1 is the textbox name you inserted, please change them to your need.

3. Then save and close this code window, now, when you click different cells, the different values will be displayed into the textbox automatically, see screenshot:

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