CommandBar.FindControl method (Office)

Gets a CommandBarControl object that fits a specified criteria.


The use of CommandBars in some Microsoft Office applications has been superseded by the new ribbon component of the Microsoft Office Fluent user interface. For more information, see Overview of the Office Fluent ribbon.


expression.FindControl (Type, Id, Tag, Visible, Recursive)

expression A variable that represents a CommandBar object.


Name Required/Optional Data type Description
Type Optional Variant The type of control.
Id Optional Variant The identifier of the control.
Tag Optional Variant The tag value of the control.
Visible Optional Variant True to include only visible command bar controls in the search. The default value is False. Visible command bars include all visible toolbars and any menus that are open at the time the FindControl method is executed.
Recursive Optional Variant True to include the command bar and all of its pop-up subtoolbars in the search. This argument only applies to the CommandBar object. The default value is False.

Return value



If the CommandBars collection contains two or more controls that fit the search criteria, FindControl returns the first control that's found. If no control that fits the criteria is found, FindControl returns Nothing.

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