It also means that we cannot tell the macro recorder to not record our steps of selecting cells, sheets and scrolling around, even though the selecting of cells, sheets and scrolling is not needed in true VBA code.As a result, of all this selecting and scrolling, the screen flickers whenever your recorded macro is played back. Screen Updating Those that are familiar with VBA code may also be aware of the term Application. Unfortunately those that really need to know about this term (those that can only record macros) are often not aware of it.Keep that on mind if you will execute anything which would take less time.And after all don’t turn screen updating on/off many times in some loop. And one more note (which you probably don’t want to hear) if you want it quick use C .Step 3: Insert a code module from then insert menu.Step 4: Copy the above code and paste in the code module which have inserted in the above step.I always assumed it was just used so that it didn't scare end users into thinking their PC was about to crash.When I started reading more into improving the efficiency of your code I understood what it was for but how much of an effect does Turning off screen updating will only make a difference to execution time if the code interacts with Excel in a way that causes changes to the screen content.
If this sounds like you, then Public Sub Add Content To Sheet() Dim start Time As Double start Time = Timer Dim r As Excel. Range("A1: P30") Dim i As Long Dim repeat As Long Dim cell As Excel. Range For repeat = 1 To 30 For Each cell In r cell. Value Mod 2 = 0) Then ' if i is even, color the cell white cell.
If we set Screen Updating property to TRUE then it turns on the screen updating else turn off the screen updating. In the above syntax Application represents object and Screen Updating is the Property of Application object.
When we set Screen Updating property of an application object to false then it will speed up the macro. Please find the below example for Screen Updating Property of an application object in excel VBA.
Screen Updating = False 'swap between sheets 1/2 (need both sheets or this will crash) For i = 1 To numb Switches Sheets(1 (i Mod 2)). Screen Updating = True 'get results for part two results = results & vb Cr Lf & "Screen Updating IS disabled: " & Format(Time - start Time, "hh:mm:ss") & " seconds" 'show results Msg Box results End Sub Firstly I've been using the script written by Richie (UK) Post #7 Here It simply iterates through a loop changing the value of i in one cell.
I have changed it slightly so it loops 10,000 times and I execute it 10 times for sample size.
Explanation: In the above example, it will display numbers from 1 to 100 in the first column on Sheet1.