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How to format a cell or a Range in Excel From vb6.0

Posted on 2004-10-28
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Last Modified: 2008-02-01

I would like to format a cell or Range of Excel from vb6.0 Code,

As the way we could do in
 (Excel -> Right click->  Format cells-> Then Number tab->Then Under category List box-> Number)

My sample program is given Below:

    Dim objExcel As Excel.Application
    Dim objWorkBook As Excel.Workbook
    Dim objSheet As Excel.Worksheet

    Set objExcel = New Excel.Application
    objExcel.Visible = True


    Set objWorkBook = objExcel.Workbooks.Add
    Set objSheet = objWorkBook.Worksheets(1)

    With objSheet

        .Cells(1, 3) = CboProject.Text
        .Cells(1, 3).Font.Bold = True
        .Cells(3, 3) = CboReportFor.Text
        .Cells(3, 3).Font.Bold = True
        .Cells(4, 3) = "Date From : " & cboUsage_DateFrom & " to " & cboUsage_DateTo

        .Cells(4, 3).Font.Bold = True

        .cells(X,Y).Format (?)

    End With


Can you help me on that?
Thanks in Advance

Question by:muntasirrahman

Assisted Solution

DeltaDaan earned 100 total points
ID: 12442061
This should work :

.cells(X, Y).NumberFormat = "$##,###.00"

Ofcourse you can change the # and fill in the format you want to have.

Good Luck

Expert Comment

ID: 12442398
Record a macro in Excel and you have the exact code you need!
LVL 35

Accepted Solution

mvidas earned 100 total points
ID: 12444993
If you wanted to show the actual window at runtime you could use

DeltaDaan has the right syntax with the .NumberFormat, using a "0" will force Excel to show that digit, even if its a zero. "#" will display the number if it exists
If the value is 1234.56 then
 "#,###" will show 1,235
 "#,###.#" will show 1,234.6
 "0,000,000.000" will show 0,001,234.560

p_sie is right though, you can just record a macro, format the number as you want it to show, then look at the code to see what the numberformat is.


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