VBA MsgBox (Yes/No)

Updated on January 1, 2024
Article byJeevan A Y
Edited byAshish Kumar Srivastav
Reviewed byDheeraj Vaidya, CFA, FRM

Excel VBA MsgBox (Yes/No)

In VBA, using the message box, we can create a yes no msgbox, used to record user input based on clicking yes or no. The syntax to make a yes-no message box is as follows variable = MsgBox(“Text”, vbQuestion + vbYesNo + vbDefaultButton2, “Message Box Title”) where one must declare variable as an integer.

In VBA coding, we often need to collect the input values from the users to perform some tasks. One of such tasks is collecting the users’ yes or no responses. By using VBA MsgBox Yes No method, we can write the code to proceed further in the code.

In certain situations, we may need to present a “Yes” or “No” option in front of the user to give their response based on them. Then, we can run the VBA codeRun The VBA CodeVBA code refers to a set of instructions written by the user in the Visual Basic Applications programming language on a Visual Basic Editor (VBE) to perform a specific task.read more.

For example, look at the below image of the MsgBox in VBAMsgBox In VBAVBA MsgBox function is an output function which displays the generalized message provided by the developer. This statement has no arguments and the personalized messages in this function are written under the double quotes while for the values the variable reference is provided.read more.

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If the user says Yes, “we can write code to perform a specific task,” and if the user says “No,” we can write code to perform another set of tasks.

How to Work with MsgBox Yes/No Response?

You can download this VBA Message Box Yes or No Excel Template here – VBA Message Box Yes or No Excel Template

Example #1 – Copy and Paste based on Response

Look at the below code.

Code:

Sub MessageBox_Yes_NO_Example1()

 Dim AnswerYes As String
 Dim AnswerNo As String

 AnswerYes = MsgBox("Do you Wish to Copy?", vbQuestion + vbYesNo, "User Repsonse")

 If AnswerYes = vbYes Then
   Range("A1:A2").Copy Range("C1")
 Else
   Range("A1:A2").Copy Range("E1")
 End If

End Sub
VBA Message box Example 1

Explanation:

The above has declared the variable as String i.e.

Dim AnswerYes As String

In the next line, we have assigned the value through a message box asking, “Do you wish to copy?”.

AnswerYes = MsgBox("Do You Wish to Copy?", vbQuestion + vbYesNo, "User Repsonse")

Now, the IF statement evaluates the response given through the message box. For example, if the message box result is vbYes, it will copy the range A1 to A2 and paste it into cell C1.

   If AnswerYes = vbYes Then
      Range("A1:A2").Copy Range("C1")

If the response given by the message box is No, then it will copy the range A1 to A2 and paste it into cell E1.

Else
Range("A1:A2").Copy Range("E1")
End If

We have entered a few values in cells A1 and A2 now.

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Now, we will run the code using the F5 key, or through the run option, a message box will appear in front of us and ask for our response.

VBA Message box Example 1-2

If we click “Yes,” it will copy the range A1 to A2 and paste it into the C1 cell. Now, we will click on “Yes” and see the result.

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So, it has performed the task assigned if the response is YES.

Now again, we will run the code.

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This time we will select No and see what happens.

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Yes, it performed the task assigned in the code i.e.

Else
Range("A1:A2").Copy Range("E1")

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Example #2 – Hide & Unhide Sheets Based on the Response

The below code will hide all the sheets except the active sheet if the response is yes.

Code:

Sub HideAll()

  Dim Answer As String
  Dim Ws As Worksheet

  Answer = MsgBox("Do you Wish to Hide All?", vbQuestion + vbYesNo, "Hide")
  
  If Answer = vbYes Then

    For Each Ws In ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets
     If Ws.Name <> ActiveSheet.Name Then Ws.Visible = xlSheetVeryHidden
    Next Ws

   ElseIf Answer = vbNo Then MsgBox "You have selected not to hide the sheets", vbInformation, "No Hide"
   End If

End Sub

The above code will hide all the worksheets except the sheet we are in right now if the response from the message box is YES.

yes or no Example 2

If the response from the message box is NO, it will display the message box saying, “You have selected not to hide the sheets.”

yes or no Example 1-6

Similarly, the below code will unhide the sheet if the response is Yes.

Code:

Sub UnHideAll()

  Dim Answer As String
  Dim Ws As Worksheet
 
  Answer = MsgBox("Do you Wish to Unhide All?", vbQuestion + vbYesNo, "Hide")

  If Answer = vbYes Then

    For Each Ws In ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets
       Ws.Visible = xlSheetVeryHidden
  Next Ws

 ElseIf Answer = vbNo Then MsgBox "You have selected not to Unhide the sheets", vbInformation, "No Hide"
 End If

End Sub

It works the same as the hide sheet code. If yes, it will unhide. If not, it will not unhide.

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