using the excel sheet in a VB form

Posted on 2001-07-24
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I am trying to use the excel sheet in a vb form to keep the program clean.  When I added the sheet to the form it's default name is 'Sheet1'.  I want to be able to populate the sheet from a access DB and allow the user to make changes and then save data back to DB.  I'm having problems referencing the cells.  Can anyone show me the code on how to reference the 'Sheet1' so I can control the cells?
Question by:jayhogan
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Expert Comment

ID: 6312923
Here is an example

Private Sub cmdButtonSum_Click()

   Dim Obj1 As Object
   Dim answer As Integer
        Set Obj1 = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
        Obj1.Visible = True
        Obj1.Cells(1, 1).Value = textbox1.Text
        Obj1.Cells(2, 1).Value = textbox2.Text
        Obj1.Cells(3, 1).Formula = "=R1C1+R2C1"
        answer = Obj1.Cells(3, 1)
        MsgBox (answer)
        Set Obj1 = Nothing

End Sub


Expert Comment

ID: 6313202
Hi jayhogan.

Try this :

Private Sub Command1_Click()
Dim xlApp As New Excel.Application
Dim xlWb As New Excel.Workbook
Dim xlSht As Excel.Sheets

   Set xlApp = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
   xlApp.Visible = True
   Set xlWb = xlApp.Workbooks.Add
   Set xlSht = xlWb.Sheets
   xlSht(1).Cells(1, 1) = "Test"
   MsgBox xlSht(1).Name
   Set xlSht = Nothing
   Set xlWb = Nothing
   Set xlApp = Nothing
End Sub

Author Comment

ID: 6313475
these 2 routines work but they still open excel outside of vb.  What I've added is under Project - Componets - Insertable Objects - and then Microsoft Excel Worksheet.  Adding this allows me to create a sheet on a form.  That's the one I'm trying to edit.
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Accepted Solution

Dave_Greene earned 400 total points
ID: 6313482
Just get rid of  "Set Obj1 = CreateObject("Excel.Application")"

Use Obj1 or whatever your control name is on the form  


Author Comment

ID: 6314047
when i try to run


i get an error 'Method or Data Member not found

Expert Comment

ID: 6314056
looks like you are bypassing your excel object and coding right to the sheet level.  


Author Comment

ID: 6314081
I figured it out. my line must read

frmAddTags.Sheet1.Object.Worksheets("Sheet1").Cells(1, 1) = "????"

I'm going to accept your answer because you did get me going towards the right direction. thanks

Author Comment

ID: 6314085
I figured it out. my line must read

frmAddTags.Sheet1.Object.Worksheets("Sheet1").Cells(1, 1) = "????"

I'm going to accept your answer because you did get me going towards the right direction. thanks

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