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How to check if row is hidden in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2020-12-10

This article is talking about checking if row is hidden in a specified range or a worksheet in Excel.

Check if row is hidden in selected range with VBA code
Check if row is hidden in a worksheet with VBA code


Check if row is hidden in selected range with VBA code

Please do as follows to check if rows are hidden in a selected range and find the hidden row number.

1. Select the range you will check for hidden rows. Press the Alt + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, click Insert > Module. Then copy below VBA code into the code window.

VBA code: check for hidden rows in selected range

Sub HiddenRowsInRange()
'Update by Extendoffice 2018/5/15
    Dim I As Long
    Dim xStr As String
    Dim xOne, xTwo As Long
    Dim xRg, xRgVsb, xRgItem As Range
    On Error Resume Next
    Set xRg = Range("A1:A100")
    Set xRgVsb = xRg.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible)
   If xRg.Count <> xRgVsb.Count Then
        For I = 1 To xRgVsb.Areas.Count - 1
            Set xRgItem = xRgVsb.Areas.Item(I)
            xOne = xRgItem.Rows(xRgItem.Rows.Count).Row
            xTwo = xRgVsb.Areas.Item(I + 1).Rows(1).Row
            xStr = xStr & Str(xOne + 1) & " --" & Str(xTwo - 1) & ","
        Next
        xStr = Left(xStr, Len(xStr) - 1)
        MsgBox "Hidden rows in selected range are:" & xStr
    Else
        MsgBox "No rows hidden"
    End If
End Sub

3. Press the F5 key to run the code.

Then a Microsoft Excel dialog box pops up to show you the hidden rows as below screenshot shown.


Check if row is hidden in a worksheet with VBA code

The below VBA code can help you to check for hidden rows in a worksheet in Excel. Please do as follows.

1. Open the worksheet you need to check for hidden rows, press the Alt + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, click Insert > Module. Then copy below VBA code into the code window.

VBA code: check if row is hidden in worksheet

Sub HiddenRowsInSheet()
'Update by Extendoffice 2018/5/15
    Dim I As Long
    Dim xStr As String
    Dim xOne, xTwo As Long
    Dim xRg, xRgVsb, xRgItem As Range
    On Error Resume Next
    Set xRg = ActiveSheet.UsedRange
    Set xRgVsb = xRg.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible)
    Debug.Print xRgVsb.Address
    If xRg.Count <> xRgVsb.Count Then
        For I = 1 To xRgVsb.Areas.Count - 1
            Set xRgItem = xRgVsb.Areas.Item(I)
            xOne = xRgItem.Rows(xRgItem.Rows.Count).Row
            xTwo = xRgVsb.Areas.Item(I + 1).Rows(1).Row
            xStr = xStr & Str(xOne + 1) & " --" & Str(xTwo - 1) & ","
        Next
        xStr = Left(xStr, Len(xStr) - 1)
        MsgBox "Hidden rows in active sheet are:" & xStr
    Else
        MsgBox "No rows hidden"
    End If
End Sub

3. Press the F5 key to run the code.

Then a Microsoft Excel dialog box pops up to show you the hidden rows in current worksheet as below screenshot shown.

Note: If now hidden rows exist in selected range or worksheet, you will get the dialog box as below screenshot shown.


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