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I am developing a Visual Studio Tools for Office using Visual Studio 2008.  This is an Excel VSTO add-in, which means that it operates in the same process in as Excel.  It also adds a couple of buttons to the Excel ribbon.  That works fine.  What I am having problems with is accessing one of several Worksheets in a Workbook.  Here is how I get the Workbook:

Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Application a1 = (Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Application)System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal.GetActiveObject("Excel.Application");
Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Workbook w1 = (Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Workbook)a1.ActiveWorkbook;

Now, I can get get the ActiveSheet like this:
Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Worksheet wsa = (Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Worksheet)w1.ActiveSheet;

That works fine.  I can also access the count of the number of Sheets like this:
int i = w1.Sheets.Count;

However, if I try to access one of the worksheets using an array syntax, It gives me any exception:
Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Worksheet wsa = (Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Worksheet)w1.Sheets[0];

With this, I get the following exception:
0x8002000b, Invalid Index, DISP_E_BADINDEX

The thing is, I have previously done the same thing in another application using Microsoft Office Automation (the application is in a different process), and it worked.  It would seem that for some reason, the COM marshalling is not properly supporting using the array mechanism.  Can anyone tell me how to randomly access my WorkSheets from the Workbook?
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wdosanjos earned 2000 total points
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I think Workbook.Sheets is 1-based not 0-based, so to get the first Worksheet it should be:

Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Worksheet wsa = (Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Worksheet)w1.Sheets[1];
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So obvious, now that I think of it.  But I just starred past that possibility!  Thanks!
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