Importing Excel Files into Visual Basic 2008

Posted on 2008-06-25
Last Modified: 2008-09-30
I am looking for a simple way to import an Excel file into VB 08 so that I can extract cells, like E/15 ,or groups of cells, like B/1 to B/10 or A/1 to H/1, and assign them to a variable or list. It would be great if someone could provide me with an example code to do this. :-)
Question by:ZoeticNepenthe
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I have a code (attached to this post) from an older version of VB that lets you import a Excel file and pull out the cell you want as long as you know the place of the cell like A/1. The problem with the code is that it no longer works in VB 08. Something like this would be great because its simple and easy to use. In the end I dont know how many Excel files I will have to import but I know I will have about 30 variables that will need to be updated every minute from the Excel file, which is why I want to keep it simple. :-)
'Import Microsoft Excel Library

    Dim objXLApp As Excel.Application

    Dim intLoopCounter As Integer


    Set objXLApp = New Excel.Application


    With objXLApp

        .Workbooks.Open "C:\File.xls"



        For intLoopCounter = 1 To 10

            List1.AddItem .Range("A" & intLoopCounter)

        Next intLoopCounter


        .Workbooks(1).Close False


    End With


    Set objXLApp = Nothing

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Figured it out...
Dim xlApp As Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Application

Dim wb As Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Workbook

Dim ws As Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Worksheet

xlApp = (New Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Application)

wb = xlApp.Workbooks.Open("PATH TO FILE")

ws = wb.Worksheets("worksheet")

TextBox1.Text = ws.Cells(5, 4).Value



ws = Nothing

wb = Nothing

xlApp = Nothing

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