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Can An Excel Spreadsheet By Accessed By VB6?

This whole question is probably stupid but:

Can an Excel spreadsheet by accessed by VB6?

I mean without using Shell and Sendkeys. This is stupid but - "SAY" ...... String = (C:myspreadsheet.xls.Cells(1,1).value)

If true - can 255 access an Excel spreadsheet at once like a data-base (for read only)?

Just curious.... I know nothing about databases and VB6... I'm really only trying to do something that seems simple (my other question in the db forum):


I've never played with VB6 and database files.... I've been browsing through the tutorials by Karl, but I'm missing specifically what I'm looking for.

Basically, I have an Access97 database at work with 5 tables.

I just need to be able to "read" and search the information. Really, just like you would use an array....

I want to access one table at a time and load all the column 1 cells in to listboxs. Then, if the data in the listbox is selected, I want to search through the table until the "data" is found and then read different cells in that row/record depending on what's going on (completly transparent to the user).

This is for a stand alone VB6 app, but (as an example) if it was for an Excel VB Script I would be doing something like:

VB Code:
Sub_LoadListBox_click() LastCol = Cells.Find(What:="*", _      SearchDirection:=xlPrevious, _      SearchOrder:=xlByColumns).Column For X = 2 to LastCol  MyListbox.additem Cells(X,1).valueNext X End Sub '---------------------------------------- Sub Button_click()For X = 0 To MyListbox.ListCount - 1    If MyListbox.Selected(X) = True Then TempStr = OfficListBox.List(X)Next X Worksheets("MyWorksheet").activate LastCol = Cells.Find(What:="*", _      SearchDirection:=xlPrevious, _      SearchOrder:=xlByColumns).Column TempNumber = 0For X = 2 to LastCol  If Cells(X,1) = TempStr Then      TempNumber = X      Exit For  End IfNext X If TempNumber = 0 Then Exit Sub MyNameStr = Cells(X,1).valueMyNumberStr = Cells(X,2).valueMyAddressStr = Cells(X,3).Value'(blah blah)End Sub

Thanks for any help!

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xlSheetData.ActiveWindow.SelectedSheets.PrintOut Copies:=1, Collate:=True
What I want to do is print the contents of a specific worksheet. Did a search and found the second line of code (I added the first because I wasn't sure VB knew what sheet to work from). Any suggestions?


Unhiding An Excel Spreadsheet
I am updating an Excel Spreadsheet with VB6. After all action is taken I save and close the Spreadsheet with the following code:

xl2.Application.Workbooks(2).Worksheets("schedule start").Activate
xl2.Application.WindowState = xlMaximized 'xlMinimized

The problem is, the program Hides the spreadsheet. How do I Unhide the spreadsheet? With multiple users, the name of the spreadsheet will never be the same.

Any Ideas?
Thanks in advance.

Excel Spreadsheet On Form.
I have placed a excel sheet on my form by going into Components, Insertable Objects tab, and then selecting MS Excel Worksheet.

Does anybody know how I can edit the contents of each cell in the Excel sheet on my form. I do not want VB to open up excel, and show the form in Excel, I would like it to display everything on the form. I cannot figure out how to edit the cells, or load a .xls file into the object. If an example is needed, I will glady post one, or if someone needs clarification, I will try my best to clarify. Thanks.

Output In An Excel Spreadsheet?
I'd like to be able to output the content of the labels in my vb program to specific cells in an excel spreadsheet. Can I do so? How?


Output - Excel Spreadsheet
When I save the contents of a listbox or whatever to a .xls and it will open Excel and everything will be okay. But does anyone know how I can adjust column height and width, and put data into certain cells?


Printing Excel Spreadsheet
My program uses a MS Excel 97 spreadhsheet to print data. Some of the computers that use the program may not have MS Excel installed on them which is causing errors in my program. Is there a way to print an Excel spreadsheet on a computer that doesn't have MS Excel installed.


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