Type excel.application is not defined

Hi,

I'm using visual basic 2010, I'm trying to use excel from Vb.net but I keep getting the following error when using the following code: type excel.application is not defined

dim xl as excel.application
dim wb as excel.workbook
dim ws as excel.worksheet

I've added the following references:
Microsoft Excel 14.0 Object Library
Microsoft Office 14.0 Object Library
Microsoft visual basic for application s extensibility 5.3
micrisoft.office.interop.excel

and then imported the following :
Imports Microsoft.Office.Core
Imports Microsoft.Office.Interop
Imports System.Data

I use word without any issues :

Dim appWord As Word.Application
Dim docWord As Word.Document

How come excel doesn't work the same way?
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käµfm³d 👽Commented:
I believe you also need the import:

Imports Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel
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käµfm³d 👽Commented:
Actually, strike that. I read your declarations incorrectly.
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CodeCruiserCommented:
That is strange. It should work.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.office.interop.excel(v=office.11).aspx

what happens if you import

Imports Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel

and then use just application?
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Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger)PresidentCommented:
Is the last reference a mistake in your question? You should not reference the Interop, only Excel.

The Import is not an absolute condition, it simply enables you to use the classes in the library without having to give the namespace everytime. If the following is working, then simply adding an import to Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel will enable you to use the syntax that you wanted:

Dim xl As Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Application

But if this does not work, then your reference is not good.

Office applications are very touch about the version that is referenced. If the Excel version you have on the computer on which the application is running is not the same as the one you used for your reference, then you will end up with problems. You will have either to adjust the reference or use late binding (declaring variables as Object).
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