How to: Format Cells that are Less than, Greater than or Equal to a Value
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This example demonstrates how to create the rule that uses a relational operator as a formatting criteria.
To create a new conditional formatting rule represented by the ExpressionConditionalFormatting object, access the collection of conditional formats from the Worksheet.ConditionalFormattings property and call the ConditionalFormattingCollection.AddExpressionConditionalFormatting method. Pass the following parameters:
- Specify formatting options to be applied to cells if the condition is true, using the ISupportsFormatting.Formatting property of the ExpressionConditionalFormatting object. Set the background and font colors.
' Create the rule to identify values that are above the average in cells F2 through F15. Dim cfRule As ExpressionConditionalFormatting = worksheet.ConditionalFormattings.AddExpressionConditionalFormatting(worksheet.Range("$F$2:$F$15"), ConditionalFormattingExpressionCondition.GreaterThan, "=AVERAGE($F$2:$F$15)") ' Specify formatting options to be applied to cells if the condition is true. ' Set the background color to yellow. cfRule.Formatting.Fill.BackgroundColor = Color.FromArgb(255, &HFA, &HF7, &HAA) ' Set the font color to red. cfRule.Formatting.Font.Color = Color.Red