COM Add-in in VB


A

Arie

Hi,

I am creating an COM Add-in in VB6 which connects to Excel.

Within the COM Add-in I have made some userforms, which have to do something
in the Excel-sheet. In de AddinDesigner (.dsr) I can use the Excel object to
make the changes in the Excel-sheet. But in the userforms I can't connect to
the Excel-object. How to handle this?


I have the following code in de AddInDesigner:

Option Explicit
Public oXL As Excel.Application

And:

Private Sub AddinInstance_OnConnection(ByVal Application As Object, _
ByVal ConnectMode As AddInDesignerObjects.ext_ConnectMode, _
ByVal AddInInst As Object, custom() As Variant)

AddInInst.object = Me
Set oXL = Application

So in the AddInDesigner I can use the object oXL.

But how to make use of the object oXL in the userforms??


Thanks in advance.

Greetings Arie
 
Ad

Advertisements

J

Jim Rech

If you're trying to control a userform in an Excel workbook via automation I
don't believe that is possible. I think you have to run a macro in the
Excel workbook to show a userform. etc.

--
Jim
| Hi,
|
| I am creating an COM Add-in in VB6 which connects to Excel.
|
| Within the COM Add-in I have made some userforms, which have to do
something
| in the Excel-sheet. In de AddinDesigner (.dsr) I can use the Excel object
to
| make the changes in the Excel-sheet. But in the userforms I can't connect
to
| the Excel-object. How to handle this?
|
|
| I have the following code in de AddInDesigner:
|
| Option Explicit
| Public oXL As Excel.Application
|
| And:
|
| Private Sub AddinInstance_OnConnection(ByVal Application As Object, _
| ByVal ConnectMode As AddInDesignerObjects.ext_ConnectMode, _
| ByVal AddInInst As Object, custom() As Variant)
|
| AddInInst.object = Me
| Set oXL = Application
|
| So in the AddInDesigner I can use the object oXL.
|
| But how to make use of the object oXL in the userforms??
|
|
| Thanks in advance.
|
| Greetings Arie
|
|
 
T

Thomas Risi

Arie said:
Hi,

I am creating an COM Add-in in VB6 which connects to Excel.

Within the COM Add-in I have made some userforms, which have to do something
in the Excel-sheet. In de AddinDesigner (.dsr) I can use the Excel object to
make the changes in the Excel-sheet. But in the userforms I can't connect to
the Excel-object. How to handle this?


I have the following code in de AddInDesigner:

Option Explicit
Public oXL As Excel.Application

And:

Private Sub AddinInstance_OnConnection(ByVal Application As Object, _
ByVal ConnectMode As AddInDesignerObjects.ext_ConnectMode, _
ByVal AddInInst As Object, custom() As Variant)

AddInInst.object = Me
Set oXL = Application

So in the AddInDesigner I can use the object oXL.

But how to make use of the object oXL in the userforms??


Thanks in advance.

Greetings Arie

Hi,

declare your object oXL in a 'public module' (not a class).
 
A

Arie

The userforms are in the COM Add-in itself, so not in the Excel workbook.
In that userform I cannot use the oXL object.

Arie
 
A

Arie

Thanks for the response.

I tried your solution. So I set the 'Public oXL As Excel.Application' in a
public module and deleted it from the AddinDesigner.
When debugging I get the error 'Ambiguous name detected: oXL' on the line
'Set oXL = Application'.

Any ideas?

Arie
 
T

Thomas Risi

Arie said:
Thanks for the response.

I tried your solution. So I set the 'Public oXL As Excel.Application' in a
public module and deleted it from the AddinDesigner.
When debugging I get the error 'Ambiguous name detected: oXL' on the line
'Set oXL = Application'.

Any ideas?

Arie

Hi,

declare your object oXL in a 'public module' (not a class).

I just tried it, and it works fine.


Modulecode ...

Option Explicit

Public oXl As Object


Designercode ...

Option Explicit

Private Sub AddinInstance_OnConnection(ByVal Application As Object,
ByVal ConnectMode As AddInDesignerObjects.ext_ConnectMode, ByVal
AddInInst As Object, custom() As Variant)
Set oXl = Application
Form1.Show
End Sub


Formcode ...

Option Explicit

Private Sub Command1_Click()
MsgBox oXl.Name
End Sub
 
Ad

Advertisements

A

Arie

I had a 'Public oXL as Excel.Application' in another userform
After deleting this it works fine.

Thanks a lot!


 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top