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Validating UserForm TextBox to Only Accept Text

If you are fairly comfortable with Excel VBA you will most likely want to design a UserForm to ensure correct use of your Spreadsheet. However, just placing some TextBoxes on a UserForm for users to enter data is sometimes not enough. For example, the TextBoxes may be intended to take only text data and not numbers. To do this you can use some code as shown below.

Dim bNumbers As Boolean

Private Sub TextBox1_Exit(ByVal Cancel As MSForms.ReturnBoolean)


    Cancel = bNumbers

End Sub

Private Sub OnlyText()

	If TypeName(Me.ActiveControl) = "TextBox" Then

    	If ActiveControl = vbNullString Then Exit Sub

        	If IsNumeric(ActiveControl) Then

            	MsgBox "Sorry, text only"

            	ActiveControl = vbNullString

            	bNumbers = True

        	End If


	End If

End Sub

As with any UserForm Control code, this code must reside in the Private Module of the UserForm Object

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