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How to uncheck or deselect all checkboxes at once in Excel?

How could you uncheck or deselect all checked checkboxes at once in a worksheet as following screenshot shown? In this article, I will talk about some quick codes to solve it.

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Uncheck or deselect all checked checkboxes with VBA code


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arrow blue right bubble Uncheck or deselect all checked checkboxes with VBA code

Uncheck or deselect all checked checkboxes (Form Controls):

If your checkboxes are form controls, you can uncheck them at once with the following VBA code:

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module Window.

VBA code: Uncheck or deselect all checked checkboxes (Form Controls):

Sub ClearCheckBoxes()
'Updateby Extendoffice 20161129
    Dim chkBox As Excel.CheckBox
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    For Each chkBox In ActiveSheet.CheckBoxes
            chkBox.Value = xlOff
    Next chkBox
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

3. Then press F5 key to run this code, and all checked checkboxes have been unchecked at once in active worksheet.


Uncheck or deselect all checked checkboxes (ActiveX Controls):

If the checkboxes are ActiveX Controls, please apply the below VBA code:

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module Window.

VBA code: Uncheck or deselect all checked checkboxes (ActiveX Controls):

Sub clearcheckbox()
'Updateby Extendoffcie 20161129
    Dim c As Object
    For Each c In ActiveSheet.OLEObjects
        If InStr(1, c.Name, "CheckBox") > 0 Then
            c.Object.Value = False
        End If
    Next
End Sub

3. Then press F5 key to run this code, and all checked checkboxes have been deselected at once in active worksheet.


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    biqBob · 10 months ago
    many thanks for this vba code, helped greatly.

    FYI for people not getting it to work by hitting F5, simply :

    developer tab > macros > select the module just created and click options > type a character for the shortcut, such as ctrl+j or ctrl+k.