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How to add custom button to the right click/context menu in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2020-07-01

As below screenshots shown, many people tend to add their frequently-used functions to Excel’s right click menu in order to quickly use these functions with just one click in the future. This article is talking about adding custom code button to the right click menu in Excel.

Add custom button to the context menu in Excel with VBA code


Add custom button to the context menu in Excel with VBA code

Supposing you have created a VBA script named MyMacro in your Excel, and now you need to add this function to the context menu for running the code just by clicking it. Please do as follows.

1. Press the Alt + F11 keys simultaneously to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, double click ThisWorkbook in the left Project pane. And then copy and paste the below VBA code into the ThisWorkbook (Code) window.

VBA code: Add custom button to the context menu in Excel

Private Sub Workbook_Deactivate()
    On Error Resume Next
        With Application
            .CommandBars("Cell").Controls("MyMacro").Delete
        End With
    On Error GoTo 0
End Sub

Private Sub Workbook_SheetBeforeRightClick(ByVal Sh As Object, ByVal Target As Range, Cancel As Boolean)
    Dim cmdBtn As CommandBarButton
    On Error Resume Next
        With Application
            .CommandBars("Cell").Controls("MyMacro").Delete
            Set cmdBtn = .CommandBars("Cell").Controls.Add(Temporary:=True)
        End With

        With cmdBtn
           .Caption = "MyMacro"
           .Style = msoButtonCaption
           .OnAction = "MyMacro"
        End With
    On Error GoTo 0
End Sub

Note: In the code, please replace all “MyMacro” with the Macro name you have created in your Excel.

3. Press the Alt + Q keys to exit the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

Now you return to the Excel interface, after right-clicking on a cell, you will see the new button with the specified name is added into the right-clicking menu as below screenshot shown. Click the button will trigger the corresponding Macro immediately.


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Zdravím dokázal byste mi prosím někdo poradit s podobným problémem? Po posledním updatu Office přibyla v excelu po stisknutí pravého tlačítka nad kopírovat a vyjmout volba hledat v nabídkách která mi tam vadí a chtěl bych jí odstranit. Dá se to udělat i obráceně a nějakou funkci odstranit?

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Hi Tomáš,
I have not encountered this situation. Can you attach a screenshot to describe the problem you encountered more clearly.
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Bonjour,

Je déterre le sujet car j'ai un soucis, j'ai récupérer un fichier qui m'a remplacé le menu du click droit et je ne sais pas comment revenir au menu par défaut...
Ça a modifier le menu pour n'importe quel fichier excel. J'utilise excel 2016.

Je précise que le fichier coupable a un mot de passe pour accéder à son code VBA. Mot de passe qu’évidemment je ne possède pas..

Merci d'avance pour votre aide !!
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Hi Olivier,
Sorry I don't quite understand what you mean. Do you mean to back to the normal right-clicking menu?
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Thanks
Does that working for all workbooks even after restarting Excel, or only for the selected workbook which saved the macro in?
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Размести код в отдельном модуле, для того чтобы это работало для всех документов
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Hi,
It only works for the workbook which save the macro in. Thank you for your comment.
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Add VBA button to context menu works well. Thanks. How do I add more buttons ? (not good at VBA, hence the question).
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Hi Vic,
The following VBA code can help you solve the problem, please have a try.

Private Sub Workbook_Deactivate()
Dim xArrB As Variant
Dim xFNum As Integer
Dim xStr As String
On Error Resume Next
With Application
xArrB = Array("MyMacro01", "MyMacro02", "MyMacro03")
For xFNum = 0 To UBound(xArrB)
xStr = xArrB(xFNum)
.CommandBars("Cell").Controls(xStr).Delete
Next xFNum
End With
On Error GoTo 0
End Sub

Private Sub Workbook_SheetBeforeRightClick(ByVal Sh As Object, ByVal Target As Range, Cancel As Boolean)
Dim cmdBtn As CommandBarButton
Dim xArrB As Variant
Dim xFNum As Integer
Dim xStr As String
On Error Resume Next
xArrB = Array("MyMacro01", "MyMacro02", "MyMacro03")
For xFNum = 0 To UBound(xArrB)
xStr = xArrB(xFNum)
With Application
.CommandBars("Cell").Controls(xStr).Delete
Set cmdBtn = .CommandBars("Cell").Controls.Add(Temporary:=True)
End With
With cmdBtn
.Caption = xStr
.Style = msoButtonCaption
.OnAction = xStr
End With
Next xFNum
On Error GoTo 0
End Sub
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This doesn't work for me, I have done exactly the same as the above macro with only one menu, Does it work for anyone else or am I doing something wrong?

Thanks
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Don t work with my Excel 2013
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Hi Yves,I tested this code on Excel 2013 and it works fin. Did you get any error prompt? I need to know more specific about your issue
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Thanks for your answerBut doesn't work on a table. On normal cell is work perfectly.
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Hi yves,The problem is clear now, and I need time to fix it. Please wait. Thank you for your feedback.
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Thanks a lot
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