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Prview Worksheet using VB 6... Component Request Pending...

Posted on 2004-08-09
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I have this code to preview worksheet 'Sheet1' (code in VB 6 environment):

Dim xlApp As New Excel.Application
Dim xlWkBk As Excel.Workbook
Dim xlWkSht As Excel.Worksheet

Set xlWkBk = xlApp.Workbooks.Open("C:\MyFolder\Test.xls")
Set xlWkSht = xlWkBk.Worksheets("Sheet1")
xlWkSht.PrintPreview     <--- error here

Set xlWkSht = Nothing
xlWkBk.Close
Set xlWkBk = Nothing
xlApp.Quit
Set xlApp = Nothing

The error says:
Component Request Pending.  This action cannot be completed because the other application is busy.  Choose 'Switch To' to activate the busy application and correct the problem.
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'Switch To', temporarily removes the error message and show (switches to) vb 6 code window.  Upon clicking on this code window, the error message reappears.  I have to use End Task to end this cycle.
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Q1. What component I need to add in reference section to solve this problem?  (I had a previous error on "Dim xlApp As New Excel.Application" and had to check "Microsoft Excel" in component reference section to deal with it.)

Q2. I was expectiong Excel to open after: Set xlWkBk = xlApp.Workbooks.Open("C:\MyFolder\Test.xls")      It maybe opens hidded and that is why 'Swich To' doesn't work?  Not sure about it.  Besides, I wouldn't know what to fix there either.

Do you have some direction for me to take?  I am lost.

Mike
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Question by:Mike Eghtebas
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Put

xlApp.Visible = True

before xlWkSht.PrintPreview


Darko
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