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I have (5) different excel documents that can be openned by one vb.net program.  The problem is not in the actually working of hte program but in that excel doesn't open up right.  I think that the problem resides in the fact that when the program starts I have 5 seperate excel.exe files running, one for each event and subsequent spread sheet.  I can still perform a saveas on the excel file that was openned and this still works, however you just can't see the form all you see is the top part of the excel document.  I can still perform a saveas on the document and when my program is closed the excel document opens fine.  I guess what I need is a way to make the excel.exe files start and stop only when commanded by my program.  I'm not sure if this is possible but if there is an answer I will find it here.

Thanks!!!!
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Even I had a faced a problem like this when I was coding for Excel Upload and Download functionality. It is not a good practise to open so many excel sheets at once. This will slow dowm the performance. If u want to read some data from these excel files or write to these excel files u can do them programitically. Why do u have to  open these files.

If u are writing to a particular Excel file u cannot open it as it is locked by your application. Try to avoid this.

U can dispose a Excel object programatically like this

 objWorksheet = Nothing
            objWorkBook = Nothing
            objExcel.Quit()
            objExcel = Nothing
            GC.Collect()
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I may be able to help; could you post some code showing how you open the spreadsheets currently?
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