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How to format a textbox as a percentage in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2021-02-22

In the previous article, we have discussed a VBA method of formatting number in a textbox as currency in Excel. Here in this article, we are going to talk about formatting number in a textbox as a percentage in Excel with VBA method as well.

Format a textbox as percentage with VBA code

Format a textbox as percentage with VBA code

Please do as follows to format a textbox as a percentage with VBA code.

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 context 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 a textbox as percentage in Excel

Private Sub TextBox1_LostFocus()
    Dim xReg As New RegExp
    Dim xMatches As MatchCollection
    Dim xMatch As Match
    Dim xText As String
    Dim xReplace As String
    On Error Resume Next
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    xText = Me.TextBox1.Text
    xText = Replace(xText, "%", "")
    With xReg
        .Global = True
        .Pattern = "([^0-9]+\d+)|(\d{1,})"
        Set xMatches = .Execute(xText)
        For Each xMatch In xMatches
            xReplace = xReplace & xMatch.Value & "%"
    End With
    xText = xReplace & Mid(xText, Len(xReplace) - xMatches.Count + 1)
    Me.TextBox1.Text = xText
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

Note: Please change TextBox1 to the textbox name based on your need.

4. Click Tools > References. Then check the Microsoft VBScript Regular Expressions box in the References – VBAProject dialog box, and click the OK button. See screenshot:

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

6. When it returns to the worksheet, please click Developer > Design Mode again to turn off the Design Mode.

From now on, when entering numbers into the textbox and shift the cursor out the textbox to click any cell, these numbers will be formatted as percentage automatically.

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