What GRID components are available for Excel VBA?

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I would like to know if there is a simple MSFlexGrid type of control that I can use on Excel VBA forms?

There doesn't seem to be a simple way to use the MSFlexGrid OCX that comes with VB6. I also have Component One's VSFlexGrid (ActiveX and .Net) but I'm looking for something much more lightweight and unbound (my code populates the grid itself, no ADO support needed).

Additionally, will these grids work with VBA forms in Excel 2010 x64?
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The best thing to use is just an Excel ocx.  If you right click on controls box (in form design) and then go down till you find Microsoft Office spreadsheet 11/12 (depends on what you have installed).  Select that and it will now be a control you can pick from the controls toolbox.  Add it to your form - works great as a grid.

After it's on your form, you can view its properties and adjust to your liking - take away menu bars, tabs, etc...and make it out to be a grid.  

Now you have a full powered excel grid to use on your form.  

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Thanks. Exactly what I was looking for.


This does not work for Excel 2007. The spreadsheet control is not available with Excel 2007.
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MS used to ship Office Web Components, (OWC) a collection of COM controls for using spreadsheets, charts, and databases on userforms in VBA, with Excel 2003.

It is deprecated with Office 2007 and it's not clear what the recommended replacement will be but it is still  available for download from Microsoft and works with Excel 2007. The downside is that this has to be installed on your users' machines separately as it is no longer installed by the Office setup program.

The MS download info is below.

Office 2003 Add-in: Office Web Components


There's also a service pack for this add-in for Excel 2007 users.

Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components Service Pack 1 (SP1) for the 2007 Microsoft Office System


The component you are searching for is 10Tec iGrid ActiveX. It's an unbound datagrid that works similar to MSFlexGrid: you just define the number of rows and columns, and access its cells like items in a 2-dimensional array:

iGrid1.ColCount = 3
iGrid1.RowCount = 2

iGrid1.CellValue(1, 1) = "Text value"
iGrid1.CellValue(2, 1) = 123
iGrid1.CellValue(3, 1) = #9/6/2009#

iGrid1.CellValue(2, 3) = "Some text"
iGrid1.CellForeColor(2, 3) = RGB(255, 0, 0)

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You can find more code samples here:


Perhaps, the only drawback is that it is a 32-bit control and thus it can't be used in the 64-bit editions of MS Office.


That would have fit the bill nicely.

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