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I have few workbooks open.  User may click on any of the workbooks or worksheets.  I have a time event, and in it, I would like to findout what is worksheet name and the full path of the workbook.  I guess us of GetObject is out of question becuse the process is in reverse in this case.

This code is excel version, I need to change it to work in vb environment:

Dim ws As Worksheet
Dim wbbk As Workbook
Set ws=ActiveSheet        '<--  I am getting error here,
Set wbbk=ActiveWorkbook
MsgBox  wb.Path & ", " & ws.Name

If I use GetObject, I need to supply the name of workbook and it will then send the focus to the supplied workbook not the one which had the focus (was active).

I hope it is clear what I am looking for.

Thanks.
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Question by:Mike Eghtebas
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Rick_Townsend earned 500 total points
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I think I've used that syntax before without problems, but if you're having problems you can try getting the active sheet from the active workbook.

Dim ws As Worksheet
Dim wbbk As Workbook
Set wbbk=ActiveWorkbook
Set ws=ActiveWorkbook.ActiveSheet
MsgBox  wb.Path & ", " & ws.Name
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by:Mike Eghtebas
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Dim ws As Excel.Worksheet       'I had missed Excel. before
Dim wbbk As Excel.Workbook
Dim xlApp As Excel.Application    ' added xlApp
Set xlApp = GetObject(,"Excel.Application")        '<-- this has to be included
Set wbbk=xlApp.ActiveWorkbook
Set ws=wbbk.ActiveSheet
MsgBox  wb.Path & ", " & ws.Name

Now, works fine.  I was thinking GetObject will open a new instance of ecxel and I was wrong.

Mike
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