Essentially, I am trying to create a UDF which catches the current calculation for the current cell and returns the cell's value. Any pointers?
Let me know if you need more detail.
Dec 4, 2011 at 8:48 PM
This is possible.
You need to read the value of the Caller - you can get an ExcelReference via xlfCaller. And to be able to read uncalculated cells your function must be marked as IsMacroType:=True.
A C# example of such a function would be:
// This function will return (accept) only values larger than the current cell contents.
// Put =IncreaseValue(B1) into A1.
// Then put different numbers into B1 and watch how A1 changes.
public static double IncreaseValue(double newValue)
ExcelReference reference = (ExcelReference)XlCall.Excel(XlCall.xlfCaller);
object val = reference.GetValue();
if (val is double && (double)val > newValue)