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How to navigate between worksheets by using drop down list in Excel?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2020-07-03

Supposing, you have a workbook which contains multiple worksheets, now, you need to create a drop down list or combo box which lists all sheet names and when you select one sheet name from the drop down list, it will jump to that sheet immediately. This article, I will introduce how to navigate between worksheets by using a drop down list in Excel.

Navigate between worksheets by using drop down list in Excel


Navigate between worksheets by using drop down list in Excel

To jump to each selected sheet by using a drop down list, please do with the following steps:

1. Click Developer > Insert > Combo Box (ActiveX Control), see screenshot:

2. Then drag the mouse to draw a combo box, and then right-click it, select View Code from the context menu, see screenshot:

3. In the opened Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, copy and paste the following code to replace the original code, see screenshot:

VBA code: Navigate between worksheets by using drop down list

Private Sub ComboBox1_Change()
'Updateby Extendoffice
    If ComboBox1.ListIndex > -1 Then Sheets(ComboBox1.Text).Select
End Sub
Private Sub ComboBox1_DropButtonClick()
    Dim xSheet As Worksheet
    On Error Resume Next
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    Application.EnableEvents = False
    If ComboBox1.ListCount <> ThisWorkbook.Sheets.Count Then
        ComboBox1.Clear
        For Each xSheet In ThisWorkbook.Sheets
            ComboBox1.AddItem xSheet.Name
        Next xSheet
    End If
    Application.EnableEvents = True
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub
Private Sub ComboBox1_GotFocus()
    If ComboBox1.ListCount <> 0 Then ComboBox1.DropDown
End Sub

4. Then save and close this code window, and then click Design Mode to turn off the design mode, now, when selecting one sheet name from the combo box, it will go to that sheet at once, see screenshot:


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The drop down list will not open hidden sheets, is it able to open hidden sheets?
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hi, is it possible to combine various option from different dropdowns and open sheets accordingly.

eg: if Option1 from dropdown1 is selected and Option2 from dropdown2 is selected then only the Sheet2 will open
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hi there,
Thank you very much for the code which create a dynamic combo box to navigate the sheets. Unfortunately I got an error. After navigating few sheets, the file automatically close. It doesn't even show any error message. I couldn't figure out the reason. I appreciate the help
Thanks
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same error too, Did you figure it out?
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thanks for your code. It works for switching different sheet based on dropdown list.
But I have several questions.
1. after I process the related sheet, and want to go back to main menu(with sheet dropdown list), how could I do without using mouse?
2. when I open the file, I would like the main menu(with dropdown list) as default . So I could start from this menu
thanks
rose
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How do you change this to only show/select visible worksheets?
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Hi,
To ignore the hidden sheets from the drop down list, and only keep the visible worksheets, the following VBA code may help you:

Private Sub ComboBox1_Change()
'Updateby Extendoffice
If ComboBox1.ListIndex > -1 Then Sheets(ComboBox1.Text).Select
End Sub
Private Sub ComboBox1_DropButtonClick()
Dim xSheet As Worksheet
On Error Resume Next
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Application.EnableEvents = False
If ComboBox1.ListCount <> ThisWorkbook.Sheets.Count Then
ComboBox1.Clear
For Each xSheet In ThisWorkbook.Sheets
If xSheet.Visible Then
ComboBox1.AddItem xSheet.Name
End If
Next xSheet
End If
Application.EnableEvents = True
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub
Private Sub ComboBox1_GotFocus()
If ComboBox1.ListCount <> 0 Then ComboBox1.DropDown
End Sub

Please try it, hope it can help you!
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It worked! Thank you! Do you know if this code will cause problems if sheets are renamed or will it update the list automatically?
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Hello,
The above code works well when renaming the sheet name and the items in the drop down list will be updated automatically.
You can try it.
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