I am unable to find the Developer tab in Excel. How can I enable it for writing VBA code?

  • With or without the Developer Tab you can access the VBA IDE by hitting Alt-F11
    – Brad
    Aug 15 at 16:32

3 Answers 3


By default developer tab is hidden, if you want to use it, you need to enable it. You can follow the steps below: -

  1. Take your mouse to any tab
  2. Right click
  3. Click on Customize the Ribbon
  4. Check the Developer checkbox and click Ok

Check this article: https://www.automationfever.com/vba/vba_enable_developer_tab.php

Or Watch this youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHIoVFjXjxI&t=234s

  • Thanks for contributing an relevant answer. Aug 17 at 15:53


  1. Click on the File tab
  2. Go to Options (present at left-bottom)
  3. Go To Customise Ribbon Options
  4. In Customise the Ribbon tab, you will see the Developer checkbox. Click on it and Voila! You will be able to see Developer tab on the bar.

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