Excel/VBA code


Hi Tom

I have a workbook entitled "Behaviour management".  I have tried to run the following code in the hope that it would hide the named ranges in the name manager:

Sub Test()
Dim nName as Name
For Each nName in ActiveWorkbook.Names
   nName.Hidden = False
Next nName
End Sub

I get a runtime error on line "nName.Hidden=False"

Could you explain the error and/or rewrite the code so that it will hide the names in the "name manager"?

Thank you in advance.

Chris Mitchell

Christopher Mitchell,

the Name object does not have a hidden property.  It has a visible property, so it would be:

To hide names:

Sub TestHideNames()
Dim nName As Name
For Each nName In ActiveWorkbook.Names
   nName.Visible = False
Next nName
End Sub

to Unhide Names

Sub TestUNHideNames()
Dim nName As Name
For Each nName In ActiveWorkbook.Names
   nName.Visible = True
Next nName
End Sub

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