HOWTO: Select Cells in Excel by Using OLE Automation

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

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.

Article ID: 139051 - Last Review: 02/21/2014 00:28:20 - Revision: 2.2

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