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    change color of a cell based on drop down selection

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    In cell a1 we have drop down selection(black, white, red and blue). If i select black then color of cell b1 should be black and if selection is red then cell color of b1 should be red and so on.
    Please assist on above query.

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    Conjurer WizzardOfOz's Avatar
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    Sep 2013
    Excel Version
    Office 365
    The easiest is to
    1: Set a named range to a list of colours
    2: Set the OnChange event for that column (or range)

    Have a look at

    Assuming you have not set your default colour pallet then this should work
    Pallet is: Black, White, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Magenta, Cyan

    Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
    If Target.Column = 1 Then Target.Interior.ColorIndex = Application.Match(Target.Value2, Range("colours"), 0)
    End Sub

    Otherwise have an array of RGB and lookup the colour in the array.

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