Focus between Excel and Word

Posted on 2001-06-26
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Why can't I seem to set the focus between Word97/2000 and Excel97/2000?  Some times the programs will get focus but not become topmost other times no focus is granted.  How can I consistantly cycle between the two applications?
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 400 total points
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What method did you use?
In VB, my favorite is the AppActivate method:

Dim objWord as Object
set objWord = GetObject(,"Word.Application")
AppActivate objWord.Caption

(same for Excel)


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You can do like something:
MyExcelApp.Visible = True
-> This take the focus on it

MyExcelApp.WindowState = xlMaximized
-> This maximize the application window
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angelIII, sorry I have been away for a bit.  I've used the appactivated method before but using the getobject is new to me.  I will try this when I get home from work.

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