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How to format a textbox as currency in Excel?

Normally, there is no built-in function in Excel for you to change the text format in a textbox (ActiveX Control). However, if you need to format numbers you have entered into the textbox to currency for some purpose. How can you do to achieve it? This article will show you a VBA method to solve this problem.

Format a textbox as currency with VBA code


Format a textbox as currency with VBA code


The below VBA code can help you easily format numbers in the textbox as currency in Excel. Please do as follows.

1. Click Developer > Insert > Text Box (ActiveX Control) to insert a textbox into worksheet. See screenshot:

2. Right-click the textbox, then click View Code from the right-clicking menu.

3. In the opening Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, please replace the original code in the Code window with below VBA code.

VBA code: format textbox as currency in Excel

Private Sub TextBox1_Change()
    TextBox1.Value = Format(TextBox1.Value, "$###,##")
End Sub

Note: In the code, TextBox1 is the name of the textbox you will format numbers inside as currency. Please change it to your own.

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

5. Turn off the Design Mode.

From now on, when entering a number into the textbox, it will be automatically formatted as currency as below screenshot shown.


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