Screen updating excel

Hence I created this generic wrapper to lock the window updates.' -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ' Copyright 1999-2015, Shyam Pillai, All Rights Reserved.This is fine as long as your macro is small, but if it is big, Screen Updating can take a long time, and turning it off can make VBA code run faster.

Raise Number:=vb Object Error ERR_WINDOW_LOCK_FAIL, _ Description:="Unable to set a Power Point window lock" Exit Property End If Else ' Unlock the Window to refresh Lock Window Update (0&) Update Window (hwnd) hwnd = 0 End If End Property 'Sample Usage: Sub Long Processing Sub() ' Lock screen redraw Screen Updating=False ' --- Long time consuming code ' Redraw screen again Screen Updating=True ' Also see below article for another example of usage of the code End Sub It's fairly simple to open a Power Point file (*.ppt) for editing using VBA code however opening a Power Point Show (*.pps) file for editing is altogether another matter. Open method and it defaults to open the file in Slide Show mode. The routine below illustrates a manner of woring around the default behaviour and opening the file for editing.

By Michael Alexander As your Excel macros become increasingly robust and complex, you may find that they lose performance.

If you run the same procedure many times a day, this can add up quickly, and allow you to go home earlier.

Excel & Word have the Screen Updating method thru which a developer can lock the main window from unnecessarily redrawing itself whilst the macro is being executed. If left alone, redrawing is not only ugly on the eyes it also takes more time for the macro to reach completion.

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