How To Get Row Number By A Single Click Using VBA In Microsoft Excel 2010

In this article, you will learn how to get row number by a single click.


Click on Developer tab
From Code group, select Visual Basic
Enter the following code in the current worksheet (sheet1 in our example)

Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range)

Dim rownumber As Integer

rownumber = ActiveCell.Row

    If ActiveCell.Value <> "" Then

        MsgBox "You have clicked on row number " & rownumber

    End If

End Sub
The SelectionChange event will get activated every time the user selects any cell & it will give us the row number of the selected cell. If active cell is empty then, the code will not run.
In above snapshot, you can see the formula bar contains cell D4 & hence the row number is 4.

If we select cell A1, and then we get the row number as 1. Refer below shown snapshot
In this way, you can get the row number of the selected cell, using VBA code.


  1. it made me very happy when i found hot get row number in excel VB, it is very important one when we need to move the cursor, combo box, button to a desired position,it wont be able move without knowing the active cell numbers. Thank you very much

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