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hi sir,
i want to know how to mark a cell in worksheet based on my form textbox value.
in column A there are many names. in that jhon is in A5 cell. i want to write a code to select that cell in VBA form.



When you say Forms textbox I assume you mean a non-activeX textbox - picked from the shapes menu.

Sub Pickname()
Dim res As Variant
res = Application.Match(ActiveSheet.TextBoxes("Textbox 1").Text, ActiveSheet.Columns(1), 0)
If Not IsError(res) Then
MsgBox "Name not found"
End If
End Sub

worked for me.

Tom Ogilvy
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