Excel 4.0 Macro Sheets Not Included in Worksheets Collection

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In the Microsoft Excel versions listed at the beginning of this article, the online Help topic for the "Worksheet Object" indicates that a worksheet object represents a worksheet, a Microsoft Excel version 4.0 macro sheet, or a Microsoft Excel version 4.0 international macro sheet. However, if you have a Microsoft Excel 4.0 macro sheet in a workbook, it is not considered part of the Worksheets collection in a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications macro or procedure as the Help topic indicates.


Microsoft provides programming examples for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied. This includes, but is not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This article assumes that you are familiar with the programming language that is being demonstrated and with the tools that are used to create and to debug procedures. Microsoft support engineers can help explain the functionality of a particular procedure, but they will not modify these examples to provide added functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific requirements. Although a Microsoft Excel 4.0 macro sheet is not considered a part of the Worksheets collection, it is considered a Sheet object. Therefore, you can use a macro, such as the following, to determine which sheets in a workbook are of the type "Microsoft Excel 4.0 Macro Sheet."
      Sub FindXLMSheets()

       Dim x as Object

       ' Loop through each sheet in the active workbook.
       For Each x In ActiveWorkbook.Sheets

           ' Test to determine if the TypeName of the sheet is "Worksheet."
           If TypeName(x) = "Worksheet" Then

               ' If the sheet has the type Excel 4.0 macro sheet or Excel
               ' 4.0 international macro sheet, then display its name.
               If x.Type = xlExcel4MacroSheet Or _
                   x.Type = xlExcel4IntlMacroSheet Then

                   MsgBox x.Name

               End If
           End If

   End Sub


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the versions of Microsoft Excel listed at the beginning of this article. For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
108350 XL: Distinguishing Sheet Types with Visual Basic Macro


Article ID: 145572 - Last Review: October 11, 2006 - Revision: 2.2
  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Excel 98 for Macintosh
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