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Hi/ I am using FontDialog to capture information about an Excel cell that I will be using later.
How do I actually format the cell using this information.
I tried  Globals.ThisAddIn.Application.ActiveCell.Font = FontDialog1.Font
but get an error saying that the font is ReadOnly


                Dim FontName As String = FontDialog1.Font.Name
                Dim FontStyle As String = FontDialog1.Font.Style.ToString
                Dim FontSize As String = FontDialog1.Font.Size.ToString
                Dim FontColorARGB As String = Me.FontDialog1.Color.A & ";" _
                                          & Me.FontDialog1.Color.R & ";" & _
                                          Me.FontDialog1.Color.G & ";" & _
                                          Me.FontDialog1.Color.B
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Rory Archibald earned 2000 total points
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You can't just assign a Font object - you have to set each of the properties you want individually:
With Globals.ThisAddIn.Application.ActiveCell.Font
.Name = FontName
 .FontStyle = FontStyle
                .Size = CLng(FontSize)
 .Color = RGB(Me.FontDialog1.Color.R, Me.FontDialog1.Color.G ,Me.FontDialog1.Color.B)
End With

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or something along those lines.
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by:Murray Brown
ID: 39917754
Thanks very much
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