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    Powerpoint Scoreboard VBA Question

    I'm working on a very simple VBA scoreboard. It consists of a set command buttons with different plus and minus values and a clear button that change the total in a text box. With that said, I will have six teams which means creating six text boxes. As it stands now, I will have to create identical sets of plus and minus buttons for each of the six text boxes. How can I program the code to use only one set of plus and minus buttons and use a command button that will allow me to switch data between any of the six text boxes as needed? Thanks much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbonney51 View Post
    I'm working on a very simple VBA scoreboard. It consists of a set command buttons with different plus and minus values and a clear button that change the total in a text box. With that said, I will have six teams which means creating six text boxes. As it stands now, I will have to create identical sets of plus and minus buttons for each of the six text boxes. How can I program the code to use only one set of plus and minus buttons and use a command button that will allow me to switch data between any of the six text boxes as needed? Thanks much.
    Certainly, you can create a more dynamic solution by using a single set of plus and minus buttons and a mechanism to switch between different text boxes. Here's a simplified example to get you started:


    Assuming you have three buttons (+, - and Clear) for each team, and six teams (TextBox1 to TextBox6):


    Create a Module


    Open the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) editor in Excel.
    Insert a new Module: Insert -> Module.
    Write Code in the Module:



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    ' This code assumes you have three buttons named btnPlus, btnMinus, and btnClear.
    ' Also, you have six text boxes named TextBox1, TextBox2, ..., TextBox6.
    Dim activeTextBox As Object
    ' This subroutine handles button clicks for plus, minus, and clear.
    Sub ButtonClick(buttonName As String)
        If Not activeTextBox Is Nothing Then
            ' Call the appropriate subroutine based on the button clicked.
            Select Case buttonName
                Case "btnPlus"
                    AddValueToTextBox activeTextBox, 1
                Case "btnMinus"
                    AddValueToTextBox activeTextBox, -1
                Case "btnClear"
                    ClearTextBox activeTextBox
            End Select
        Else
            MsgBox "Please select a text box first.", vbExclamation
        End If
    End Sub
    
    ' This subroutine sets the activeTextBox variable based on the clicked text box.
    Sub TextBoxClick(textBoxName As String)
        Set activeTextBox = ThisWorkbook.Sheets("Sheet1").Shapes(textBoxName).OLEFormat.Object
    End Sub
    
    ' This subroutine adds a value to the specified text box.
    Sub AddValueToTextBox(textBox As Object, value As Integer)
        textBox.Value = textBox.Value + value
    End Sub
    
    ' This subroutine clears the specified text box.
    Sub ClearTextBox(textBox As Object)
        textBox.Value = 0
    End Sub
    Assign Macros to Buttons and Text Boxes:


    Right-click on each button, go to Assign Macro, and assign the ButtonClick macro with the appropriate parameter (btnPlus, btnMinus, or btnClear).
    Right-click on each text box, go to Assign Macro, and assign the TextBoxClick macro with the appropriate parameter (TextBox1, TextBox2, ..., TextBox6).
    Now, when you click a text box, it becomes the active text box, and any subsequent button clicks will affect that text box. The ButtonClick subroutine determines which button was clicked and acts accordingly.
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