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I put in a Close & Exit routine in my Visual Basic Program.  It does not want to close all the way out of the program.  Cause when I look into the tasklist on the things that are still running is EXCEL.exe

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    Set objWorksheet = Nothing
    objWorkbook.Close False
    Set objWorkbook = Nothing
    objExcel.Quit
    Set objExcel = Nothing

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This will check to see if Excel is running.
Add these API's and procedure to your project...

Public Declare Function FindWindow Lib "user32" Alias "FindWindowA" (ByVal lpClassName As String, ByVal lpWindowName As String) As Long
Public Declare Function SendMessage Lib "user32" Alias "SendMessageA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal wMsg As Long, ByVal wParam As Long, lParam As Any) As Long


 Call DetectExcel

Public Sub DetectExcel()
  Const WM_CLOSE = &HF060&
  Const WM_SYSCOMMAND = &H112
  Dim hwnd As Long

'Class Name         Application
'SciCalc CALC.EXE
'CalWndMain Calendar.EXE
'CARDFILE CARDFILE.EXE
'Clipboard Clipboard.EXE
'CLOCK CLOCK.EXE
'CtlPanelClass Control.EXE
'XLMain EXCEL.EXE
'Session MS - DOS.EXE
'NOTEPAD NOTEPAD.EXE
'pbParent PBRUSH.EXE
'Pif PIFEDIT.EXE
'PrintManager PRINTMAN.EXE
'Progman            PROGMAN.EXE   (Windows Program manager)
'RECORDER RECORDER.EXE
'REVERSI REVERSI.EXE
'#32770             SETUP.EXE
'Solitaire SOL.EXE
'TERMINAL TERMINAL.EXE
'WFS_Frame WINFILE.EXE
'MW_WINHELP WINHELP.EXE
'#32770             WINVER.EXE
'OpusApp WINWORD.EXE
'MSWRITE_MENU       WRITE.EXE


hwnd = FindWindow("XLMain", "Microsoft Excel")
  'if Excel is not running this API call returns its handle hwnd = 0
   If hwnd = 0 Then
      Exit Sub
   Else
      'if Excel is running this API call will close the App when hwnd > 0
      SendMessage hwnd, WM_SYSCOMMAND, WM_CLOSE, 0
   End If
End Sub
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listening
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by:Ryan Chong
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Maybe:

Set objWorksheet = Nothing
   objWorkbook.Close False
DoEvents
   Set objWorkbook = Nothing
   objExcel.Quit
   Set objExcel = Nothing

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by:bruintje
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well if above doesn't help i always walk it down as i build it up like

you can also use early binding like

Dim objExcel As New excel.Application
Dim objWorkBook As excel.Workbook
Dim objWorkSheet As excel.Worksheet

Set objWorkBook = objExcel.Workbooks.Open(FileName:=gsVariableNameXLS)
Set objWorkSheet = objWorkBook.ActiveSheet

'do your processing and close out

'first close all things normally
objWorkbook.Close False
objExcel.Quit
'then cleanup the objects
Set objWorksheet = Nothing
Set objWorkbook = Nothing
Set objExcel = Nothing

:O)Bruintje
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by:vbjohn
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Thanks!!!!  It works like a charm.
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