Delete all macros in a workbook/document using VBA in Microsoft Excel

If you are working with countless macros & you want a macro to erase all the existing codes from the current excel workbook then the following article will surely help.

When you want to delete all macros from a workbook or document you can use the macro below.
The procedure can be used in both Excel and Word without any editing.

Sub RemoveAllMacros(objDocument As Object)
' deletes all VBProject components from objDocument
' removes the code from built-in components that can't be deleted
' use like this: RemoveAllMacros ActiveWorkbook ' in Excel
' or like this: RemoveAllMacros ActiveWorkbookDocument ' in Word
' requires a reference to the 
' Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications Extensibility library
Dim i As Long, l As Long
    If objDocument Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
    i = 0
    On Error Resume Next
    i = objDocument.VBProject.VBComponents.Count
    On Error GoTo 0
    If i < 1 Then ' no VBComponents or protected VBProject
        MsgBox "The VBProject in " & objDocument.Name & _ 
            " is protected or has no components!", _
            vbInformation, "Remove All Macros"
        Exit Sub
    End If
    With objDocument.VBProject
        For i = .VBComponents.Count To 1 Step -1
            On Error Resume Next
            .VBComponents.Remove .VBComponents(i) 
            ' delete the component
            On Error GoTo 0
        Next i
    End With
    With objDocument.VBProject
        For i = .VBComponents.Count To 1 Step -1
            l = 1
            On Error Resume Next
            l = .VBComponents(i).CodeModule.CountOfLines
            .VBComponents(i).CodeModule.DeleteLines 1, l 
            ' clear lines
            On Error GoTo 0
        Next i
    End With
End Sub

Users are saying about us...

  1. “I see the tip on “”remove all macros””. But I do not know how to create the macro above. Do I copy and paste? How do I open a blank macro sheet to paste the tip into?
    I have a sheet that when I open it asks me if I want to run the macro, but I do not have one created for that sheet. I’m trying to delete my “”phatom”” macro.”

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