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How to show up an input box when clicking on a cell in Excel?

If you want to show up an input box to enter some content when clicking on a cell in a specified range in Excel. A method in this article can help you.

Show up an input box when clicking on a cell with VBA code
Show up an input box when clicking on a cell with an amazing tool

Show up an input box when clicking on a cell with VBA code

Please do as follows to show up an input box when clicking on a cell in Excel.

1. The shift to the worksheet you need to show up input box inside, right-click the sheet tab and click View Code from the right-clicking menu.

2. Then the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window pops up, please copy and paste below VBA code into the Code window.

VBA code: Show up input box when clicking on a cell in Excel

Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range)
    Dim xRtn As Variant
    If Selection.Count = 1 Then
        If Not Intersect(Target, Range("B:B")) Is Nothing Then
            xRtn = Application.InputBox("Insert your value please", "KuTools For Excel")
            If xRtn <> False Then Target.value = xRtn
        End If
    End If
End Sub

Note: In the code, B:B is the specified range which the input box will show up when clicking on any cells inside the range. Please change it based on your needs.

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

4. When clicking on any cell in column B, a Kutools for Excel input box will pop up. Please enter your needed content and then click the OK button. See screenshot.

Then the content is inserted into the selected cell immediately.

Show up an input box when clicking on a cell with an amazing tool

Here recommend the Enhanced Edit Bar utility of Kutools for Excel. After enabling this feature, an input box will pop up when clicking on a cell, then you can input content directly in the box.

Before applying Kutools for Excel, please download and install it firstly.

1. Click Kutools > Show & Hide >  Enhanced Edit Bar to enable the feature. See screenshot:

2. When clicking on a blank cell, an input box will pop up. You can directly enter data into the input box to populate the cell.

Note: When clicking on a cell containing content already, the content will be listed in the input box, you can view, add and delete content in the window directly based on your needs.

  If you want to have a free trial ( 30-day) of this utility, please click to download it, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.

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