Norm.S.Dist and Object properties window in Excel 2013

Hi,

I've just started using Excel 2013, and I'm updating a VBA macro written in Excel 2003.

First, I've noticed that in the worksheet functions, NormSDist has been replaced by Norm.S.Dist.  However, in  VBA the syntax

Application .Norm.S.Dist

doesn't work while

Application .NormSDist

does still work.  Is there a new syntax for accessing these worksheet functions through VBA or do I just continue using the old version?  They have different syntax and I'd prefer to update.

In general, is there a way to bring up object properties for the 'Application'?  When I right click I can choose 'List Properties' and it brings up a context list, but I'd like a more permanent window.  The context list disappears after a few seconds for some reason.

Thanks!
LVL 11
ugebAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

FaustulusCommented:
Click here for a list of worksheet functions supported by VB in Office 2013.
The new function Norm.S.Dist isn't an exact equal of the earlier NormSDist. Read here about the differences. Bear in mind that VBA isn't updated whenever MS Office is. Basically, you aren't migrating from Office 2003 to Office 2013 but from VB4 (or later) to VB7.
In VBA the period has a particular function. I can't quite see how they could accommodate a name like Norm.S.Dist in VBA syntax. But I admit to the possibility of confusion should the VBA call of WorksheetFunction.NormSDist() turn out to apply the newer functionality of Norm.S.Dist.
0
ugebAuthor Commented:
Thanks for that.  I had actually found that the new function in VBA is called Norm_S_Dist,  so all periods are converted to underscores.

The bigger question is about the properties window.  Do you know the answer to that?
0
FaustulusCommented:
Did you click on the link I provided under "Click here" in my previous response? It opens a list of all the worksheet functions available in VBA. Isn't that what you wanted?
0
The Ultimate Tool Kit for Technolgy Solution Provi

Broken down into practical pointers and step-by-step instructions, the IT Service Excellence Tool Kit delivers expert advice for technology solution providers. Get your free copy for valuable how-to assets including sample agreements, checklists, flowcharts, and more!

ugebAuthor Commented:
As I mentioned, I had actually found last night that the new function in VBA is called Norm_S_Dist. I didn't click on your link.

However, with your last response I did click your link, and it still doesn't answer the question about the properties window.  This was the second question in my original post, and the most important for me since I couldn't use an alternative as I could have with the norm function had I needed to.


Do you know the answer to the properties window question?
0
FaustulusCommented:
In the VBE you can right-click an object, like Application, and select "List Properties/Methods" to display a drop-down from which you can select an entry. This drop-down will remain there until you either make a selection or click elsewhere in your code.

A "more permanent" version of this would be the Object Browser which you can open from the View menu (or F2) and close with Right-click/Hide.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
ugebAuthor Commented:
Great, thanks.  The object browser is what I was looking for.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
VB Script

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.