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VBA-Problem: dynamic gerneration of Buttons in Excel - set the caption?

Posted on 2003-03-19
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Last Modified: 2013-12-26
I want to generate buttons in Excel dynamically.

I did this using:

  Set bu = ActiveWorkbook.ActiveSheet.Shapes.AddFormControl(xlButtonControl, Left:=150, Top:=30, Width:=100, Height:=12)
  bu.Name = "Button1"
  bu.OnAction = "run1"

But I found no property or method to set the caption of the button. There is always a "Standard Caption" (Schaltfäche ## in German version)

Please don't give me solutions with using OLEObjects.Add("Forms.CommandButton.1"),...

Question by:wbrunner
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Expert Comment

ID: 8167678
Try this:
  bu.DrawingObject.Caption = "kokoloko"

Author Comment

ID: 8168046
Where did you find this info? In the docu the DrawingObject does not exist!

Accepted Solution

kokoloko earned 300 total points
ID: 8169859
It's all a bit of magic...
... with a little help from the Watches Debugger Window
(During debugging, right click on your 'bu' object and select 'Add Watch')

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