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Deactivating a Chart
When a macro is created using the recorder, you’ll find the recorder generates a statement,
such as
ActiveWindow.Visible = False
This statement deactivates the chart, but it’s not clear as to why the chart is deactivated.
When writing a macro that involves charts, try using the Deselect method.
These two statements have slightly different results. Setting the Visible property of the
ActivateWindow object to False causes the embedded chart to be selected but no longer
activated. The Deselect method will deactivate and deselect the chart.
Modify the AddEmbeddedChart event procedure that was created in the “Creating Embedded
Charts or Chart Sheets” section earlier in the chapter by setting the ActiveWindow object to
False to deactivate the chart.
Sub AddEmbeddedChart()
Dim Chrt As Chart
Set Chrt = Charts.Add
Set Chrt = Chrt.Location(where:=xlLocationAsObject, Name:="Sheet1”)
With Chrt
.ChartType = xlColumnClustered
.SetSourceData Source:=Sheets(“Sheet1”).Range(“A4:D7”), _
.HasTitle = True
.ChartTitle.Text = “=Sheet1!R1C1"
With .Parent
.Top = Range(“A9”).Top
.Left = Range(“A1”).Left
.Name = “GSCProductChart"
End With
End With
ActiveWindow.Visible = False
End Sub
Now that you have tested the ActiveWindow method to deactivate the chart, use the deselect
method. Replace the ActiveWindow.Visible = False line with ActiveChart.Deselect .
For each procedure you create, you can evaluate which method of deactivation will achieve
the required results for your current scenario.
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