Identifying a multiple selection

As you know, Excel allows multiple selections by pressing Ctrl while choosing objects or ranges. This can cause problems with some macros. For example, you can't copy a multiple selection that consists of nonadjacent ranges. (Try it if you don't believe me.)

The following macro demonstrates how to determine whether the user made a multiple selection, so your macro can take appropriate action:

Sub MultipleSelection()

If Selection.Areas.Count > 1 Then

MsgBox "Multiple selections not allowed." Exit Sub End If

This example uses the Areas method, which returns a collection of all objects in the selection. The Count property returns the number of objects in the collection.

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