One quick and easy technique to make your code run faster in Excel VBA is to simply prevent the screen from being redrawn each time something changes.
You can achieve this by using the Screen Updating property of the Application object.
If this sounds like you, then Public Sub Add Content To Sheet() Dim start Time As Double start Time = Timer Dim r As Excel. Range("A1: P30") Dim i As Long Dim repeat As Long Dim cell As Excel. Try this out: shrink your Excel workbook window to a smaller size and run the code again. Screen Updating = False Dim start Time As Double start Time = Timer Dim r As Excel. Range("A1: P30") Dim i As Long Dim repeat As Long Dim cell As Excel.
Range For repeat = 1 To 30 For Each cell In r cell. Value Mod 2 = 0) Then ' if i is even, color the cell white cell. Range For repeat = 1 To 30 For Each cell In r cell. Value Mod 2 = 0) Then ' if i is even, color the cell white cell.
To achieve this we need to add a single line of code to the subroutine, just below the variable declarations.
It's probably also worth changing the colour that we're using so that we can see when things have changed. This time you won't be able to see the macro carrying out its tasks; once the subroutine has finished the screen will update once at the end to show you the final result.
This list gives you a glance at the macro tools in ASAP Utilities. I'm sure you'll find some great time-saving tools such as many others did.
You get several extra worksheet functions in Excel when you have ASAP Utilities installed.
Whenever you have a task to automate, you can usually go down the VBA route. Maybe later you add some features here-and-there, making your VBA code more powerful. Color = vb White End If i = i 1 Next cell ' offset i to alternate column coloring i = i 1 Next repeat Msg Box "Total time was: " & (Timer - start Time) End Sub Before moving on, let’s get a better understanding of why this is taking so long. Color = vb White End If i = i 1 Next cell ' offset i to alternate column coloring i = i 1 Next repeat Msg Box "Total time was: " & (Timer - start Time) Application.
The Screen Updating property resets at the end of a procedure.
This means that if you run a different subroutine after the one above and you haven't added the line of code to disable screen updates to it, you'll be able to see the screen updating in the background.
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which obviously isn't working because the screen updates a whole lot afterwards. I almost wish this were more complicated; the fact that everything looks so simple is making it difficult to think of what could possibly be happening! So this morning application.screen Updating was working as expected. The test code that I wrote is below: Sub test() Debug. One thing that seems to be common among those modules not working, is that they all contain code that changes worksheets. In any case, it's a real mystery why this happens from one day to another!