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Access Specific Cell in Excel from VB.NET

Posted on 2014-01-07
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Imports Excel = Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel    

Public Sub WhatsMyVal()
        Dim xlApp As Excel.Application
        Dim xlWorkBook As Excel.Workbook
        Dim xlWorkSheet As Excel.Worksheet

        xlApp = New Excel.Application
        xlWorkBook = xlApp.Workbooks.Add(TextBox1.Text)
        xlWorkSheet = xlWorkBook.Sheets("sheet1")

        Dim myString = xlWorkSheet.Range("A1").Value.ToString

        MsgBox("this is myString: " & myString)
    End Sub

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is it possible to access cells in a worksheet by using something like xlWorkSheet.cells(1,1) instead of  xlWorkSheet.Range("A1").Value.ToString.  It seems it would be easier to navigate through a worksheet if I could just use 2 numbers.

Thanks for your help!!!
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Question by:slightlyoff
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by:s_chilkury
ID: 39762927
How about this:

// Get a reference to cell A1 and write the formatted value to the console.
            IRange a1 = worksheet.Cells["A1"];
            Console.WriteLine("A1={0}", a1.Text);
            // Get a reference to B2 and write the formula / value / text to the console.
            IRange b2 = worksheet.Cells[1, 1];
            Console.WriteLine("B2 Formula={0}, Value={1}, Text={2}", b2.Formula, b2.Value, b2.Text);


Also check the source here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/219151
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Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger) earned 500 total points
ID: 39762930
Yes, it is very easy... you already gave the answer.

Just go... xlWorkSheet.Dells(1,1).Value.ToString
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by:slightlyoff
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I'm a moron.  It didn't give "Value" in intelisense, so I figured it wasn't an option and didn't try it.  Thanks for the help!!!
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ID: 39762986
For some reason, IntelliSense gives up after a few references (dots) when working with COM objects from .NET.

For instance, in something like Workbooks(1).Worksheets(1).Cells(1,1).Font.Bold = True, IntelliSense usually doest not go all the way.

However, the following will go all the way:

Dim rng As Range = Workbooks(1).Worksheets(1).Cells(1,1)
rng.Font.Bold=True
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