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QUESTION: Hi Edward,

I have inserted a scroll Bar in excel sheet.
Developer-->Insert-->Spin Button
I gave Cell Link of that button to A1 by right clicking on it then format control.

So now when I Click on Up Arrow, Number increases and when I Click down Arrow, Number decreases.

Can I set a counter in Cell A2 that counts How many times I have clicked the button?


ANSWER: (question found in question pool)

you will need to use some VBA to do this, but that's fairly easy - in design mode, right click the control and select view code.  Enter this

Range("A2").Value = Range("A2").Value + 1

in the spinbutton change event - it will then count one for every time the button is clicked in either direction.

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Thanks for picking up my question.
I am New to VBA.
Can you explain step-by-step.


I can try to do it step by step, though I did think I more or less had!  Developer ribbon, then use the design mode button to get the controls into design.  Right click the spin button control and you will have a view code option - left click that - it will put you into the change event of the control automatically, so you then just need to paste (or type!) my code in - which simply says put into A2 whatever you find in A2 plus 1
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