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Excel data to and from a Windows application

Posted on 2007-04-01
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I am new to programming so I do not know a lot of simple things so here goes.  How do I read 1 cell from Excel worksheet and put its contents into a textbox in a windows application also put data froma textbox into an excel cell? vb.net
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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did you already look at code samples to automate Microsoft Excel as from vb.net?
http://www.google.lu/search?q=vb.net+automate+excel&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:de:official&client=firefox-a
it's almost straightforward...
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by:teagardan
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I am using VB 2005 and the examples are usually in vb 6 or earlier and they will not convert when I try to open them in visual studio 2005 I get errors.
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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the very first hit I got:
http://www.vbdotnetheaven.com/UploadFile/ggaganesh/ExcelSpreadsheet04182005093012AM/ExcelSpreadsheet.aspx

you need only to change the
Dim workbook As _Workbook = workbooks.Add
into:
Dim workbook As _Workbook = workbooks.Open("yourfilepath")

and
Dim range1 As Range = worksheet.get_Range("A1", Missing.Value)

then see point 5 to set the value



note this VERY important support note from MS about automating office applications:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/317109

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by:teagardan
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Thank you I will give this a try today
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