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Word VBA Get Content Control Value

How to check content control value of VBA check box?

Below is a Word VBA code snippet on how to determine whether the check box is tick or not.

A "for loop" statement and "select case" statement were used to get the value of the check box whether it is check or not.

If check box is ticked or checked, it will return a true value.

If the check box is not ticked or not checked, return value will be false.

VBA code snippet is based on this scenario below; there are 10 check boxes in Word.

 So to follow this example, you can create 10 check boxes and run the code below:

Here's the simple VBA code snippet:


Sub checkbox_Check_if_Checked()

Dim cBox As ContentControl
Dim i, ix As Integer
Dim checkBol As String

ix = 0
For i = 1 To ActiveDocument.ContentControls.Count
    Select Case i
        Case 1
            checkBol = ActiveDocument.ContentControls(1).Checked
            If checkBol = True Then
            MsgBox "Checkbox 1 is checked"
            ix = ix + 1
            End If
        Case 2
            checkBol = ActiveDocument.ContentControls(2).Checked
            If checkBol = True Then
            MsgBox "Checkbox 2 is checked"
            ix = ix + 1
            End If
        Case 3
            checkBol = ActiveDocument.ContentControls(3).Checked
            If checkBol = True Then
            MsgBox "Checkbox 3 is checked"
            ix = ix + 1
            End If
        Case 4
            checkBol = ActiveDocument.ContentControls(4).Checked
            If checkBol = True Then
            MsgBox "Checkbox 4 is checked"
            ix = ix + 1
            End If
        Case 5
            checkBol = ActiveDocument.ContentControls(5).Checked
            If checkBol = True Then
            MsgBox "Checkbox 5 is checked"
            ix = ix + 1
            End If
        Case 6
            checkBol = ActiveDocument.ContentControls(6).Checked
            If checkBol = True Then
            MsgBox "Checkbox 6 is checked"
            ix = ix + 1
            End If
        Case 7
            checkBol = ActiveDocument.ContentControls(7).Checked
            If checkBol = True Then
            MsgBox "Checkbox 7 is checked"
            ix = ix + 1
            End If
        Case 8
            checkBol = ActiveDocument.ContentControls(8).Checked
            If checkBol = True Then
            MsgBox "Checkbox 8 is checked"
            ix = ix + 1
            End If
        Case 9
            checkBol = ActiveDocument.ContentControls(9).Checked
            If checkBol = True Then
            MsgBox "Checkbox 9 is checked"
            ix = ix + 1
            End If
        Case 10
            checkBol = ActiveDocument.ContentControls(10).Checked
            If checkBol = True Then
            MsgBox "Checkbox 10 is checked"
            ix = ix + 1
            End If
        Case Else
            MsgBox "No checkbox was checked"
            ix = 0
    End Select
MsgBox ix & " checkbox/es was checked"

End Sub


VBA code will display that there are four checkboxes that were ticked, since Checkbox 1,  Checkbox 7,  Checkbox 8 and  Checkbox 10 were ticked.

Hope it helps to get started on how to get content control value in Word VBA.

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