VBA Code

Adding Data Validation

                         AlertStyle:=xlDVAlertStyle.xlValidAlertStop, _
                         Operator:=xlFormatConditionOperator.xlBetween, _
                         Formula1:="A,B,C,D", _

With Selection.Validation 
    .IgnoreBlank = True
    .InCellDropdown = True
    .ShowInput = True
End With

This can even be abbreviated to the following:

Selection.Validation.Add Type:=xlValidateList, Formula1:="Excel,Word,PowerPoint" 

Responding to a Data Validation Drop Down

It is possible to run a macro when the value is changed from a Data Validation drop-down box.
You can use the Worksheet_Change() event to detect when the value in the drop-down box has changed.

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range) 
Dim irowno As Integer
   If Target.Column = 3 And _
      Target.Row = 8 Then
      irowno = Application.WorksheetFunction.Match(Range("C8").Value, Range("C2:C6"))
      Range("C14").Formula = "Better Solutions - " & Range("C8").Value & " = " & Range("D" & 1 + irowno).Value
   End If
End Sub
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