Introducing Snackie

Snackie - used as a popup to show a message at the bottom of the screen for Excel

Add some Text and adjust the formatting. Then send out your popup to the bottom of the Excel Window. Snackie must be clicked in order for it to be dismissed. The longer your message, the longer your Snackie. Snackie has been designed to work on both dark and light Excel backgrounds. It is based upon a CodePen by Tom and has been ported and modified for the IE WebBrowser Control and then customised especially for Excel using VBA by Mark Kubiszyn. Cute Snackie image from


  • Excel 2013 (Version 5) & Excel 2016 (32bit or 64bit, Version 8)
  • Basic to moderate Excel Skills and some VBA skills to copy the Class Module and add a Code example
  • Windows PC · NOT a Mac!
  • No support is provided for customization of this Software


  • Carry on working in Excel whilst the Snackbar is displayed. Snackie uses a Comfortaa, cursive Font by Google that can be changed in the Class Code Module if required, in fact you can 'Lazy Load' multiple Google Fonts if you wish


Snackie.xlsm is ready to use (version specific naming of the file will differ with each new release). Open the File and test out all of the Demos. To use Snackie in your own Project, just open Snackie.xlsm and your Project and then go into the VBE Editor. Drag the ISnackbar Class into your Workbook and then just add any of the examples remembering to declare the Private Snacking local variable at the top of your own Code Module. That's it, now get Snacking..!



dark Tab
This Sheet contains all of the Demos for Snackie overlaid onto a Dark theme which is easier on the eyes and goes hand in hand with my very, very Dark Excel.

Code for a Snackbar
Using Snackie is easy - here are the two Demo Subroutines (you can set the focus back to the main Application Window by setting the first Parameter, AppFocus to True, otherwise it will mean that the UserForm overlay ie. Snackie gets priority):
Public Sub Default_Snackbar1()
   If Snacking Then Exit Sub
   Snacking = True
   Dim Snackie As ISnackbar
   Set Snackie = New ISnackbar
   With Snackie
      .Bar False
   End With
   Set Snackie = Nothing
   Snacking = False
End Sub

Public Sub Carbon_Snackbar()
   If Snacking Then Exit Sub
   Snacking = True
   Dim Snackie As ISnackbar
   Set Snackie = New ISnackbar
   With Snackie
      .Bar False, _
           "You can style Snackie <span style=""background: #2A2A2A; margin-left: -1px; padding: 3px 6px; color: #734444; border-radius: 4px;"">like Carbon.</span>  Click to dismiss", _
           "#222222", _
           "#CECECE", _
           "5px solid #2A2A2A"
   End With
   Set Snackie = Nothing
   Snacking = False
End Sub   
The Result
Using the above Code you can see the Results below for the Default Subroutine and the Carbon Subroutine:

light Tab
This Sheet is exactly the same as the dark Sheet but in a light theme ie. what you would normally be staring at in Excel ;)


Snackie on a Dark background

Snackie on a Light background


Q. Can I make the square Snackie box have rounded corners?

A. Yes, just pass "4px" as the last parameter in the ParamArray Settings() to give Snackie a 4 point rounded corner


This is a video of the default Snackbars for Snackie that can be modified how you like


Please remember you have purchased very affordable Software and you have not paid for a full-time Software design agency - I am but one man. Occasionally I may help with small tweaks, but these requests will be put on a much lower priority due to their nature. You have not PAID for Support, Support is 100% optional and I provide it for your convenience, so please be patient, polite and respectful

Support (limited) for my Software includes

  • Responding to questions or problems regarding the Software and its features
  • Fixing valid (replicated) bugs and reported issues for the VERSION I HAVE WRITTEN

Software support does not include

  • Customization and installation services
  • Support for third party software or ANY kind of development whatsoever

Before seeking support

  • Make sure your question is a valid Software Issue and not a customization request
  • Make sure you have read through the FAQ's, online documentation and any related video guides before asking support on how to accomplish a task
  • Ensure that you access to the VBOM is allowed and that Macros can run in Excel
  • Make sure to provide 'proof of purchase' and state the name / version of the Software that you are having issues with when requesting support by Email or via Facebook

How to get Support

Contact Mark Kubiszyn on the Email address provided when you purchased the Software, including the Order Number
...or Contact Mark Kubiszyn via our Facebook Page - remember to be patient, if there has been an issue with your download, Mark will always respond within 48 hours and will Email you the File directly if neccessary or via Messenger. For other issues the response time may be considerably longer and I may choose to respond to specific questions only (as is my right), depending on what has been asked

Future Builds

* Maybe look at other ideas for integrating Snakie into everyday tasks in Excel and other formatting options for the Toasts

Bug Fixes

* There are currently no bugs identified


You can find the version history in the Code Module for any Macro-enabled Software or read more information on the status of each release
- the latest Version including a description of any changes made is always shown first

28.11.2020 - (Version 1) Released

General release of the first version of Snackie