HOWTO: Select Cells in Excel by Using OLE Automation

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SUMMARY

This article shows by example how to use OLE Automation programmatically to create a Microsoft Excel worksheet, and select a range of cells.

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Step-by-Step Example

  1. In Visual FoxPro, create and run a program (.prg file) that contains the following code:
          * Start of program code
          *
          MyF3 = ON("KEY","F3")
          ON KEY LABEL F3 DO getout
          
          oleWorkBook = getobject("C:\BOOK1.XLS")
          WITH oleWorkBook.Application
             .Visible = .t.
          
             .Windows(1).Visible = .t.
             *Selects cells A1:D5, then makes cell D1 the active cell.
             .ActiveSheet.Range("A1:D5").Select
          ENDWITH
          READ EVENTS
          
          PROCEDURE getout
          Clear EVENTS
          oleExcel.Quit
          ON KEY LABEL F3 &MyF3
          
          * End of program code
    							
  2. After Microsoft Excel starts, cells A1 through D5 should be selected.
  3. Switch back to Visual FoxPro, and press the F3 key to terminate Microsoft Excel.

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Article ID: 139051 - Last Review: February 21, 2014 - Revision: 2.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 3.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 5.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 6.0 Professional Edition
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