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How to send formatted string to Excel via automation???

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Hi all,
Do you know how to easily exporting a formatted string to a cell in Excel97 via OLE?

By formatted string I mean:
- specified the Font used for the string: name, size, bold & italic
- color of the string (e.g. red, yellow, etc...)
E.g: sending to a specific cell of Excel the string "This is a test",
with font "Comics", Size 16, Bold, and in red color ?

TIA
David.

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by:arikka
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C++ or VB ?
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by:gelbert
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You will have to do it following way:
1. Get IDispatch of Excel to request latter interface which allows you to modify specific cell
2. Set text
3. Set font

See in MSDN "HOWTO: Automate Linked and Embedded ActiveX Documents"
ID: Q193039

This artical shows how to do it.
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Artical "HOWTO: Use MFC to Automate Excel & Create/Format a New Workbook"
ID: Q179706 covers font settings

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