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Formating an Excel Document

This is going to be a multiple part question.  It all falls under the same area.
Formating an excel document.

I can do bold =             .Rows(1).Font.Bold = True
I can underline =             .Rows(1).Font.Underline = True
I can format as text =             .Columns(6).NumberFormat = "@"

I can't format a column as currency
I can't center justify the entire sheet
I can't get the columns to expand to encompass the size of the largest cell in them
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MillkindAuthor Commented:
oSheet.Range("C:C").EntireColumn.AutoFit

Will make the columns expand to fit, don't need that answer anymore.
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Bob LearnedCommented:
1) Center justify cells:

  ' Select all cells, returning the selection as a range
  Public Function SelectAll() As Excel.Range

    If _worksheet Is Nothing Then
      Throw New ArgumentNullException("Worksheet not open")
    End If

    Return CType(_worksheet.Cells.Select(), Excel.Range)

  End Function

   Setting alignment:

      Public Sub CellAlignment(ByVal range As Excel.Range, ByVal horizontal As Excel.Constants, ByVal vertical As Excel.Constants)
         range.HorizontalAlignment = horizontal
         range.VerticalAlignment = vertical
      End Sub

2) NumberFormat = "Currency"

Bob
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MillkindAuthor Commented:

for the line =             .Columns(3).NumberFormat = "Currency"

Error:
An unhandled exception of type 'System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException' occurred in microsoft.visualbasic.dll

Additional information: Unable to set the NumberFormat property of the Range class

for the lines =
            If .Sheets.Item("Usage") Is Nothing Then
                Throw New ArgumentNullException("Worksheet not open")
            End If
            Return CType(.Sheets.Item("Usage").Cells.Select(), Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Range)

Error:
An unhandled exception of type 'System.InvalidCastException' occurred in Charge Slip Monthly Sender.exe

Additional information: Specified cast is not valid.
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vadim63Commented:
           .Columns(1).NumberFormat = "$#,##0.00"
            .Range("A1", "Z100").HorizontalAlignment = Excel.XlHAlign.xlHAlignCenter
            .Range("A1", "Z100").Columns.AutoFit()
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vadim63Commented:
or for entire sheet:

            eApp.Cells.HorizontalAlignment = Excel.XlHAlign.xlHAlignCenter
            eApp.Columns.AutoFit()
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MillkindAuthor Commented:
           .Range("A1", "Z100").HorizontalAlignment = Excel.XlHAlign.xlHAlignCenter

errors out saying that xlHALign is not found

the formatting worked great
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vadim63Commented:
Try this:

.HorizontalAlignment = xlCenter
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MillkindAuthor Commented:
same thing
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vadim63Commented:
What is the versions of Office, VS?
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MillkindAuthor Commented:
2003 im using the Microsoft Excel 11.0 Object Library
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vadim63Commented:
I have VS2005. Not sure about 2003.
.Range("A1", "Z100").HorizontalAlignment = Excel.XlHAlign.xlHAlignCenter    -   works fine for me.

Could you post a whole Sub for formatting?
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MillkindAuthor Commented:
   Private Function fncExcelExport(ByVal ds As DataSet, ByVal ds2 As DataSet)

        Dim Excel As New Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Application
        Dim intColumn, intRow, intColumnValue As Integer
        With Excel
            .SheetsInNewWorkbook = 2
            .Workbooks.Add()
            .Sheets.Item("Sheet1").Name = "Usage"
            .Sheets.Item("Sheet2").Name = "Patrons"
            .Worksheets(1).Select()
            .Columns(5).NumberFormat = "@"
            .Columns(3).NumberFormat = "$#,##0.00"
            .Cells(1, 1).Value = "Date"
            .Cells(1, 2).Value = "Location"
            .Cells(1, 3).Value = "Amount"
            .Cells(1, 4).Value = "Name"
            .Cells(1, 5).Value = "Account Number"
            'For displaying the column value row-by-row in the the excel file.
            For intRow = 0 To ds2.Tables(0).Rows.Count - 1
                For intColumnValue = 0 To ds2.Tables(0).Columns.Count - 1
                    If ds2.Tables(0).Rows(intRow).ItemArray(intColumnValue).ToString.StartsWith("Front") Then
                        .Cells(intRow + 2, intColumnValue + 1).Value = "Dining Hall"
                    ElseIf ds2.Tables(0).Rows(intRow).ItemArray(intColumnValue).ToString.StartsWith("BH") Then
                        .Cells(intRow + 2, intColumnValue + 1).Value = "Bullet Hole"
                    ElseIf ds2.Tables(0).Rows(intRow).ItemArray(intColumnValue).ToString.StartsWith("IKES") Then
                        .Cells(intRow + 2, intColumnValue + 1).Value = "Ike's Sub Shop"
                    Else
                        .Cells(intRow + 2, intColumnValue + 1).Value = ds2.Tables(0).Rows(intRow).ItemArray(intColumnValue).ToString
                    End If
                Next
            Next
            .Rows(1).Font.Bold = True
            .Rows(1).Font.Underline = True
            .Range("A:F").EntireColumn.AutoFit()
            '.Range("A1", "Z100").HorizontalAlignment = Excel.XlHAlign.xlHAlignCenter
            .Worksheets(2).Select()
            .Columns(3).NumberFormat = "@"
            .Columns(4).NumberFormat = "$#,##0.00"
            .Cells(1, 1).Value = "ID Number"
            .Cells(1, 2).Value = "Name"
            .Cells(1, 3).Value = "Account Number"
            .Cells(1, 4).Value = "Max Limit Remaining"
            'For displaying the column value row-by-row in the the excel file.
            For intRow = 0 To ds.Tables(0).Rows.Count - 1
                For intColumnValue = 0 To ds.Tables(0).Columns.Count - 1
                    .Cells(intRow + 2, intColumnValue + 1).Value = ds.Tables(0).Rows(intRow).ItemArray(intColumnValue).ToString
                Next
            Next
            .Rows(1).Font.Bold = True
            .Rows(1).Font.Underline = True
            .Range("A:F").EntireColumn.AutoFit()
            .ActiveWorkbook().SaveAs("C:\stuff\" & co & "-" & DatePart(DateInterval.Month, DateAdd(DateInterval.Month, -1, Date.Today)) & "-" & DatePart(DateInterval.Year, DateAdd(DateInterval.Month, -1, Date.Today)) & ".xls")
            .ActiveWorkbook.Close()
        End With

NormalExit:
        Excel.Quit()
        Excel = Nothing
        GC.Collect()
        Exit Function
    End Function
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MillkindAuthor Commented:
.Range("A1", "Z100").HorizontalAlignment = Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.XlHAlign.xlHAlignCenter

WORKED!!
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vadim63Commented:
Yep! I guess, you didn't import "Microsoft.Office.Interop" first. Right?
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MillkindAuthor Commented:
nope i just excel, figured why bring all of office if im just using excel.  Live and Learn
Thanks for your help sorry
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vadim63Commented:
What I would suggest:

Put "Imports Microsoft.Office.Interop" before your "Class";

Rename Excel to something (e. g. "ExApp") because of the names conflict:

Dim ExApp As New Excel.Application

        Dim intColumn, intRow, intColumnValue As Integer
        With ExApp
            .SheetsInNewWorkbook = 2
            .Workbooks.Add()
            .Sheets.Item("Sheet1").Name = "Usage"
            .Sheets.Item("Sheet2").Name = "Patrons"
            .Worksheets(1).Select()
            .Columns(5).NumberFormat = "@"
            .Columns(3).NumberFormat = "$#,##0.00"
            .Cells(1, 1).Value = "Date"
            .Cells(1, 2).Value = "Location"
            .Cells(1, 3).Value = "Amount"
            .Cells(1, 4).Value = "Name"
            .Cells(1, 5).Value = "Account Number"
            'For displaying the column value row-by-row in the the excel file.
            For intRow = 0 To ds2.Tables(0).Rows.Count - 1
                For intColumnValue = 0 To ds2.Tables(0).Columns.Count - 1
                    If ds2.Tables(0).Rows(intRow).ItemArray(intColumnValue).ToString.StartsWith("Front") Then
                        .Cells(intRow + 2, intColumnValue + 1).Value = "Dining Hall"
                    ElseIf ds2.Tables(0).Rows(intRow).ItemArray(intColumnValue).ToString.StartsWith("BH") Then
                        .Cells(intRow + 2, intColumnValue + 1).Value = "Bullet Hole"
                    ElseIf ds2.Tables(0).Rows(intRow).ItemArray(intColumnValue).ToString.StartsWith("IKES") Then
                        .Cells(intRow + 2, intColumnValue + 1).Value = "Ike's Sub Shop"
                    Else
                        .Cells(intRow + 2, intColumnValue + 1).Value = ds2.Tables(0).Rows(intRow).ItemArray(intColumnValue).ToString
                    End If
                Next
            Next
            .Rows(1).Font.Bold = True
            .Rows(1).Font.Underline = True
            .Range("A:F").EntireColumn.AutoFit()
            .Range("A1", "Z100").HorizontalAlignment = Excel.XlHAlign.xlHAlignCenter
            .Worksheets(2).Select()
            .Columns(3).NumberFormat = "@"
            .Columns(4).NumberFormat = "$#,##0.00"
            .Cells(1, 1).Value = "ID Number"
            .Cells(1, 2).Value = "Name"
            .Cells(1, 3).Value = "Account Number"
            .Cells(1, 4).Value = "Max Limit Remaining"
            'For displaying the column value row-by-row in the the excel file.
            For intRow = 0 To ds.Tables(0).Rows.Count - 1
                For intColumnValue = 0 To ds.Tables(0).Columns.Count - 1
                    .Cells(intRow + 2, intColumnValue + 1).Value = ds.Tables(0).Rows(intRow).ItemArray(intColumnValue).ToString
                Next
            Next
            .Rows(1).Font.Bold = True
            .Rows(1).Font.Underline = True
            .Range("A:F").EntireColumn.AutoFit()
            .ActiveWorkbook().SaveAs("C:\stuff\" & co & "-" & DatePart(DateInterval.Month, DateAdd(DateInterval.Month, -1, Date.Today)) & "-" & DatePart(DateInterval.Year, DateAdd(DateInterval.Month, -1, Date.Today)) & ".xls")
            .ActiveWorkbook.Close()
        End With

NormalExit:
        ExApp.Quit()
        ExApp = Nothing
        GC.Collect()
        Exit Function
    End Function

And that's it.

And another thing:
I would suggest you to use Try ... Catch ... Finally block. If something in the middle goes wrong, you can catch the error and you can place into Finally block code like this:

Dim p() As Process = Process.GetProcessesByName("EXCEL")
        Dim x As Integer
        For x = 0 To p.Length - 1
            p(x).Kill()
        Next

It kills excel process for sure.

Good luck. Thanks for the points.
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MillkindAuthor Commented:
Man that is perfect i was wondering why i had excels running around in my task manager.
You Rock
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