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good greetings!

using visual basic for application in excel. how can i retrive and insert values from/to cell?

and how can i trigger a print.

thanks your help is greatly appreciated.
JackOfPH
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by:Ryan Chong
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Try include the M$ Excel Object Library from the References, basically the syntax is same either in VB or VBA.
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This is an example to Print Excel Document:

Private Sub Command6_Click()
   
    Dim excel As excel.Application
    Dim wb As Workbook
    Dim ws As Worksheet
   
    Dim tmp As String
   
    tmp = "c:\test.xls"
   
    If tmp = "" Then Exit Sub
   
    Set excel = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
   
    'excel.Visible = True
   
    Set wb = excel.Workbooks.Open(tmp)
   
    Set ws = wb.Worksheets(1)
   
    ws.PrintOut
   
    Set ws = Nothing
    wb.Close
    Set wb = Nothing
    excel.Quit
    Set excel = Nothing
   
End Sub
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to Preview it, just change line:

ws.PrintOut

to:

ws.PrintPreview
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Here comes an example to read/write an Excel document:

Private Sub Command5_Click()
    Dim excel As excel.Application
    Dim wb As Workbook
    Dim ws As Worksheet
    Dim tmp As String
   
    tmp = "c:\test.xls"

    Set excel = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
    excel.Visible = True
   
    Set wb = excel.Workbooks.Open(tmp)
   
    Set ws = wb.Worksheets("Sheet1")
   
    i = 2
    msgbox ws.Cells(i, 3)
   ws.Cells(i, 3) = "hello world, now is " & now()
        msgbox ws.Cells(i, 3)

    wb.Save
   
    Set ws = Nothing
    wb.Close
    Set wb = Nothing
    excel.Quit
    Set excel = Nothing

    MsgBox "Done!"

End Sub
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by:JackOfPH
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ryancys

it's been a while!

yuor code works! thanks but still I have a little a problem left.
how can I exclude a certain Cell from printing. lets say cell(13,5)?

please help

Jack
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what is your mean of exclude a certain Cell from printing ?
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i will not include when i print the sheet.
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Excel App print whatever shows on worksheet, if you don't want to show a value of particular cell, you can try to set the cell's value to empty first, then print it, and then restore your value back.

You can even set the row's height or column's width to 0 programmingly to hire it if necessary.

regards
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by:JackOfPH
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ok the cell contain a textbox with its fill color to black how can i remove it? or how it will not show when i print the sheet.
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by:Ryan Chong
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Can help send me a copy of your file? I wil try look for you shortly. Find my email from my profile.

regards
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