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MS Excel: UCASE Function (VBA)

Learn how to use the Excel UCASE function with syntax and examples.


The Microsoft Excel UCASE function converts a string to all upper-case.


The syntax for the Microsoft Excel UCASE function is:

UCase( text )

Parameters or Arguments

text is the string that you wish to convert to upper-case.

Applies To

The UCASE function can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Excel:

  • Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000

Type of Excel Function

The UCASE function can be used in Microsoft Excel as the following type of function:

  • VBA function (VBA)

Example (as VBA Function)

The UCASE function can only be used in VBA code in Microsoft Excel.

Let's look at some Excel UCASE function examples and explore how to use the UCASE function in Excel VBA code:

UCase("Tech on the Net") would return "TECH ON THE NET"
UCase("Alphabet") would return "ALPHABET"

For example:

Dim LResult As String

LResult = UCase("This is a TEST")

In this example, the variable called LResult would now contain the value "THIS IS A TEST".