VBA Space Function – Add Spaces to a String

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Steve Rynearson

Last updated on December 5, 2022

Add Spaces to a String

A common way to add spaces to a string with VBA is to use blank spaces between quotation marks. The following example adds ten spaces between the word “Hello” and “World”:

Sub AddSpaces()
Dim MyString As String

MyString = "Hello" & "          " & "World"

MsgBox MyString

End Sub

VBA Space Function

A more intuitive way to add spaces to a string is to use the Space() function. The following does the same as the previous code, however it uses the Space() function:

Sub AddSpaces()
Dim MyString As String

MyString = "Hello" & Space(10) & "World"

MsgBox MyString

End Sub

Sidenote: This works in VBA, however it doesn’t work in a spreadsheet formula. Instead use the REPT Function to repeat a character, such as a space.

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