# Clear color but not pattern?

G

#### Guest

I am having issues with the cell color changing and updating, and removing
pattern information in the same cell.

I need to look through a data and color it a certain color and when the data
is revised, I uncolor it. Users have added patterns to denote other stuff and
the remove color as desribed below, also removes the pattern. Is there a way
to remove the color and retain the pattern?

If Cells(x, y).Interior.ColorIndex = 8 Then
Cells(x, y).Interior.ColorIndex = xlNone
End If

Thanks,
Jay

J

#### John Fuller

Try this:

If Cells(x, y).Interior.ColorIndex = 8 Then
myPattern = Cells(x,y).Interior.Pattern
Cells(x, y).Interior.ColorIndex = xlNone
Cells(x, y).Interior.Pattern = myPatter
End If

G

#### Guest

Retain the pattern with a variable and reapply it.
i.e.

Dim myPattern as long

If Cells(x, y).Interior.ColorIndex = 8 Then
myPattern = Cells(x, y).Interior.Pattern
Cells(x, y).Interior.ColorIndex = xlNone
Cells(x, y).Interior.Pattern = myPattern
End If

G

#### Guest

Thanks, Gents!

John Fuller said:
Try this:

If Cells(x, y).Interior.ColorIndex = 8 Then
myPattern = Cells(x,y).Interior.Pattern
Cells(x, y).Interior.ColorIndex = xlNone
Cells(x, y).Interior.Pattern = myPatter
End If

T

#### Trevor Shuttleworth

Something like:

With Selection.Interior
sPattern = .Pattern
sPatternIndex = .PatternColorIndex
.ColorIndex = xlNone
.Pattern = sPattern
.PatternColorIndex = sPatternIndex
End With

So:

If Cells(x, y).Interior.ColorIndex = 8 Then
With Cells(x, y).Interior
sPattern = .Pattern
sPatternIndex = .PatternColorIndex
.ColorIndex = xlNone
.Pattern = sPattern
.PatternColorIndex = sPatternIndex
End With
End If

Regards

Trevor