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The code shown below, I can't run. Error is "Object dosen't support this property...", line "ExcelSheet.Cells..."
What should I do?

thank you
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Private Sub Command1_Click()
Set ExcelSheet = CreateObject("Excel.Sheet")
ExcelSheet.Application.Visible = True
ExcelSheet.Cells(1, 1).Value = "This is column A, row 1"
ExcelSheet.Application.Quit
Set ExcelSheet = Nothing
End Sub
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Question by:itacan
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by:mdougan
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You can always go to the View|Object browser menu item, select the Excel library, select the sheet object and view what the available properties and methods are.  In this case I looked up Cells and saw that this is a method available to the Application object.  So, maybe you want to be doing CreateObject("Excel.Application")

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by:cognition
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I wrote this just for you !
In Project | References set a reference to Microosft Excel Object Library.

    Dim XLApp As New Excel.Application
    Dim XLWS As Worksheet
    Dim XLWB As Workbook
    Dim XLCellRange As Range

    XLApp.Application.Visible = True
    Set XLWB = XLApp.Workbooks.Add()
    Set XLWS = XLWB.Worksheets.Add()
    XLWS.Name = "Worksheet Name"
    XLWS.Columns("A:A").ColumnWidth = 25
    XLWS.Columns("B:B").ColumnWidth = 15
   
    With XLWS.Cells(1, 1)
        .Value = "A cell value"
        .Font.Size = 14
        .Font.Bold = True
    End With


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by:itacan
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Error : Invalid use of new keyword!!!
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cognition earned 100 total points
ID: 1489557
Try the following which uses late binding.

    'Dim XLApp As New Excel.Application
    Dim XLApp As Excel.Application
    Dim XLWS As Worksheet
    Dim XLWB As Workbook
    Dim XLCellRange As Range


    Set XLApp = CreateObject("Excel.Application")

    XLApp.Application.Visible = True
    Set XLWB = XLApp.Workbooks.Add()
    Set XLWS = XLWB.Worksheets.Add()
    XLWS.Name = "Worksheet Name"
    XLWS.Columns("A:A").ColumnWidth = 25
    XLWS.Columns("B:B").ColumnWidth = 15
   
    With XLWS.Cells(1, 1)
        .Value = "PRODUCT SUMMARY SPREADSHEET"
        .Font.Size = 14
        .Font.Bold = True
    End With
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by:mdougan
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Hey, everyone is just re-submitting (granted, a more detailed explanation of) my rejected answer!  Here's another thing you could try with your original code that might work.

change
ExcelSheet.Cells(1, 1).Value = "This is column A, row 1"

to
ExcelSheet.Application.Cells(1, 1).Value = "This is column A, row 1"

MD

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by:ameba
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Your line:
   Set ExcelSheet = CreateObject("Excel.Sheet")
will create WorkSheet in Excel 7, but WorkBook in Excel 8.

You can replace your line with this 2 lines:
   Set ExcelBook = CreateObject("Excel.Sheet") ' this will create XLbook
   Set ExcelSheet = ExcelBook.Sheets(1)

Your second line works:
   ExcelSheet.Application.Visible = True
because Workbook also has Application property

but your third line won't work (Workbook doesn't have Cells)


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