There can be many different scenarios, where you want to show/hide columns based on some conditions. Here’s my scenario. I have two columns with few rows of data in my Excel worksheet. I want my program to hide the 2nd column (Figures), when someone clicks on the B2 cell (see the image above). However, when someone again, clicks the C2 cell, it will unhide or show the hidden 2nd column.
• Create an Excel file and save the file as a macro (.xlsm format). Add two columns in Sheet1. Right click Sheet1 and choose View Code option. This will open the VBA editor. Copy and paste the below code in your editor.
Option Explicit Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range) If Selection.Count = 1 Then If Not Intersect(Target, Range("B2")) Is Nothing Then ' Check if cell B2 is clicked. ' If yes, hide entire "B" column. Target.EntireColumn.Hidden = True ElseIf Not Intersect(Target, Range("C2")) Is Nothing Then ' Show (or unhide) the hidden "B" column when clicked on cell “C2”. Cells(Target.Row, Target.Column - 1).EntireColumn.Hidden = False End If End If End Sub
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See the first condition, where I have used the EntireColumn property. In-fact, both the conditions have it. This property returns an object that represents the entire column. Once I have the entire column or the range, I am using the Hidden property to hide or unhide the column.
Target.EntireColumn.Hidden = True
The Hidden property in VBA returns a Variant that indicates if the columns are hidden. You can set its value as True or False.
The Hidden property can also be used to hide and unhide rows.
In the ElseIf condition, the macro checks if cell C2 is clicked. Here I have set the Hidden property as False.
Note: Properties and their values in VBA are case sensitive.
Well, that’s it. Thanks for reading. ☺