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Excel Automation And Columns Width


Hello
I used VB6 to display reports in Ms excel 2003. but I have a problem with the columns width. I wrote this code to control the width: (for example)

Code:
xlsheet.Columns("A:A").ColumnWidth = 2.29
the problem is that this width depends on the computer I am working on. i.e they fit perfectly on this PC but they are too wide in the any other PC even though the width is the same 2.29
Is there a way around this problem?




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   Dim iCol As Integer
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        Selection.ShapeRange.Height = 49.5
        Selection.ShapeRange.Width = 235.5
    
            With Selection
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            End With
 
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   With wks
   
        iCol = aStartColumn
        iRow = (aStartRow - 1)
   
        If Not rst.BOF Then rst.MoveFirst
   
            iFld = 0
            lRecords = lRecords + 1
      

                For iCol = aStartColumn To aStartColumn + (rst.Fields.Count - 1)
            
                    wks.Cells(iRow, iCol) = rst.Fields(iFld).Name
                    wks.Cells(iRow, iCol).Interior.ColorIndex = 1
                    wks.Cells(iRow, iCol).Font.ColorIndex = 2
                    wks.Cells(iRow, iCol).Font.Bold = True
                        
                    iFld = iFld + 1
        
                Next
              
                    iRow = iRow + 1
                    rst.MoveNext

    End With
    
   ' ADDING INFO TO EXCEL FILE
   iCol = aStartColumn
   iRow = aStartRow
   highLight = False
   
   With wks
   
        If Not rst.BOF Then rst.MoveFirst
        Do Until rst.EOF
            iFld = 0
            lRecords = lRecords + 1
         
      For iCol = aStartColumn To aStartColumn + (rst.Fields.Count - 1)
            
            wks.Cells(iRow, iCol) = rst.Fields(iFld)
            wks.Cells(iRow, iCol).NumberFormat = "$0.00"
                       
            'If highLight = True Then
            
                'wks.Cells(iRow, iCol).Interior.ColorIndex = 35
            
            'End If
                            
            iFld = iFld + 1
        
                Next
              
                    iRow = iRow + 1
                    rst.MoveNext
                    
                    'If highLight = False Then
                    
                        'highLight = True
                        
                            'Else
                                
                                'highLight = False
                    'End If
   
   Loop
   
   End With
   
   'ADDING TOTALS
   
   Dim columnCount As Integer
   columnCount = 3      'starting column for totals
   
   With wks
   
        wks.Cells(aStartRow + rst.RecordCount + 1, aStartColumn + 1) = "Totals:"
        wks.Cells(aStartRow + rst.RecordCount + 1, aStartColumn + 1).Font.Bold = True
        wks.Cells(aStartRow + rst.RecordCount + 1, aStartColumn + 1).Font.ColorIndex = 2
        wks.Cells(aStartRow + rst.RecordCount + 1, aStartColumn + 1).Interior.ColorIndex = 1
   
            Do While columnCount <= 10
   
                wks.Cells(aStartRow + rst.RecordCount + 1, columnCount).Formula = "=SUM(R[-" & rst.RecordCount + 1 & "]C:R[-1]C)"
                wks.Cells(aStartRow + rst.RecordCount + 1, columnCount).Font.Bold = True
                wks.Cells(aStartRow + rst.RecordCount + 1, columnCount).Font.ColorIndex = 2
                wks.Cells(aStartRow + rst.RecordCount + 1, columnCount).Interior.ColorIndex = 1
   
                columnCount = columnCount + 1
        
   Loop
   
   End With
   
   'AUTOFITTING COLUMNS
   
   With wks
   
        wks.Columns("A:A").EntireColumn.AutoFit
        wks.Columns("B:B").EntireColumn.AutoFit
        wks.Columns("C:C").EntireColumn.AutoFit
        wks.Columns("D:D").EntireColumn.AutoFit
        wks.Columns("E:E").EntireColumn.AutoFit
        wks.Columns("F:F").EntireColumn.AutoFit
        wks.Columns("G:G").EntireColumn.AutoFit
        wks.Columns("H:H").EntireColumn.AutoFit
        wks.Columns("I:I").EntireColumn.AutoFit
        wks.Columns("J:J").EntireColumn.AutoFit
        wks.Columns("K:K").EntireColumn.AutoFit
        wks.Columns("L:L").EntireColumn.AutoFit
        wks.Columns("M:M").EntireColumn.AutoFit
        wks.Columns("N:N").EntireColumn.AutoFit
        wks.Columns("O:O").EntireColumn.AutoFit
        wks.Columns("P:P").EntireColumn.AutoFit
        wks.Columns("Q:Q").EntireColumn.AutoFit
        wks.Columns("R:R").EntireColumn.AutoFit
   
    End With
    
   With wbk
   
        'NAMING TAB
        wks.Select
        wks.Name = "Mariani Accessorials"
        
   End With
      
   With wks

    .PageSetup.Zoom = False
    .PageSetup.CenterHeader = "Mariani Accessorial Report"
    .PageSetup.CenterFooter = "Page &p"

   End With
   
'CLOSING AND SAVING NEW FILES
           
    Set wks = Nothing
    
    wbk.SaveAs FileName:=sOutput, FileFormat:= _
            xlNormal, Password:="", WriteResPassword:="", ReadOnlyRecommended:=False _
            , CreateBackup:=False
    
    wbk.Close SaveChanges:=False

    Set wbk = Nothing
        
    appExcel.Quit
        
    Set appExcel = Nothing

   'Call AutoEmailAll("SPNEM - tblDistList", "Attached is the SP News Exception Report.  If the report is blank, there were no exceptions entered.", "SP News Exception Memo Report", sOutput)
   
ExitProcedure:
    Exit Sub

ErrHandler:
    Select Case Err.Number
        Case Else
            Call UnexpectedError(Err.Number, "ecSPNEM:  " _
                    & Err.Description, Err.Source, _
                    Err.HelpFile, Err.HelpContext)
            Resume ExitProcedure
            Resume
    End Select
   
   
   End Sub


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VB Code:
Dim ApExcel As Excel.ApplicationSet ApExcel = CreateObject("Excel.Application")        With ApExcel        .Workbooks.Open App.Path & " abela_precos.xls"        .Visible = True        .Sheets("Plan1").Select        .Columns.ColumnWidth = 50    End With


the line

VB Code:
.Columns.ColumnWidth = 50


put the same width for all columns, anybody knows how can i put diferent widths for diferent columns???


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My next question is the I am using following code for exporting a grid data into excel sheet it is working properly but problem is that cell width is as it As excel cell width



VB Code:
Public Sub FlexToExcel(MyGrid As VSFlexGrid)Dim xlObject    As Excel.ApplicationDim xlWB        As Excel.Workbook'This code is used to send all data of a grid into a excel file'No need for writing excel codingSet xlObject = New Excel.Application'This Adds a new woorkbook, you could open the workbook from file alsoSet xlWB = xlObject.Workbooks.Add                Clipboard.Clear 'Clear the ClipboardWith MyGrid'Select Full Contents (You could also select partial content)    .Col = 0               'From first column    .Row = 0               'From first Row (header)    .ColSel = .Cols - 1    'Select all columns    .RowSel = .Rows - 1    'Select all rows    Clipboard.SetText .Clip 'Send to ClipboardEnd With            With xlObject.ActiveWorkbook.ActiveSheet    .Range("A1").Select 'Select Cell A1 (will paste from here, to different cells)    .Paste              'Paste clipboard contentsEnd With    ' This makes Excel visiblexlObject.Visible = TrueEnd Sub

Can we change directly cell width as the width of grid cell width? How It Work!

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Excel Automation Keep Excel In Front
Hi,

When I start Excel by another application like Delphi, is it possible to keep excel (forms) in front of other windows so that the users can not loose the form focus?

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Hey all.

Does anyone out there know how I can refer to an excel column (that has no header row in the actual spreadsheet) from a SQL statement? It doesn't seem to work to refer to "A" or "Column A"...

what i've tried:
"Select 'A' from [Sheet1$]"
"Select 'Column A' from [Sheet1$]"

or a related query:
"Select * From [Sheet1$] Where 'A' = 1"
"Select * From [Sheet1$] Where 'Column A' = 1"

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Excel Columns
Hi all,
This seems like a very easy question... Does anyone know how to ask Excel to write a number of columns starting from any column (for example "E")?
Thanks...

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I am trying to find a solution to this one, a page with ~400 columns that I need to query on a daily basis and I can't seem to find a solution to it..


Anyone?

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Reading Columns From Excel Through VB
Does anyone know how to write a query for a specific column in excel while using Visual Basic? I currently use "Select * from .....", but what if I just want a specific column and I'm not sure how many entries there will be.
Also, while using the statement above, it skips the first row of the spreadsheet. Does anyone know how to avoid this problem and not skip the first row? The first row contains data that I need to have. If this can't be helped, is there a way to insert a row at the beginning of the spreadsheet?

VB For Excel - Format Columns
I have formatted an entire column to have the date format yyyy-mm-dd. however not everything in this column is a date. the other value is the number 1. so formatting this column changes it to 1900-01-01. I want to be able to write a macro to find all the 1900-01-01 and change the format to text (numberformat = '@')

Any help would be much appreciated.....

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Hello fellow vb'ers,
I am creating an app. that creates a spreadsheet in Excel, everything works just fine except, when I pass a 16-digit number to Excel, it converts that number into scientific notation. I tried using the Numberformat method but it rounds the number down. Is there a way to format an individual column to accept it the way it is?

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i'm just wondering if anyone knows of a way to re-format an excel file.
i have a file with a bunch of data on it with different columns. then i have a certain layout that this excel file must be in before i can use it.
let's say i have original file as follows:
column a - age
column b - name
column c - address
column d - ss#

and i need it to be in the following format:
column a - ss#
column b - names
column c - age
column d - address

i have a lot of clumns, not just 4 and it would take a lot of manual work to get them in the proper order. is there a way to do this somehow programatically?
thanks.

Resizing Columns Using Vb In Excel
Ok this is probably pretty easy but I don't have the help files installed on my computer so I can't do it myself...

I have a spreadsheet that is locked where people enter information, but i have one column that is hidden (it has employee wages in it) but if someone needs to adjust these wages then i want them to be able to click a button which will adjust the width of the column if it's hidden and hide it when it isn't hidden. (so they click once to show and once to hide) i know how to unlock and relock the worksheet, i just need help changing the width of the column. also i'd like to add an alert (like "Please click this button again to hide wages column after adjustments are made").

i am just using the VB which comes with excel premium. thanks in advance

Autosize Of Columns In Excel???
How can I make a column expand so that it can show all the text in the cells? Like when we double click in the column divider...

I'm working in VB, so I need to know how to do that from my code.

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Looping Thru Columns In Excel
Hey all.
Here is my problem: The user selects a month (01, 02, 03...12). Based on this selection, I would like to find a specific column my Excel sheet based on the month number (eg. 01 -> H5, 02 -> J6, 03 -> K6). How do I loop through 12 columns?

The row number does not remain constant, but is also found in much the same way. They have to search on an account number.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

m.

Formatting Columns In Excel -
Hi everyone,

I have a program that passes in "string" numbers like this:

- 00123, 00459, 01293

I want them to appear that way when I write to the worksheet object, but Excel normally cuts off the leading zeroes.

Is there a way to PROGRAMMATICALLY format a worksheet object's column to accept numeric entries as text?

Thanks,

Sanctos

How To Move Excel Columns In VB?
Hi,

I am modifying an Excel worksheet in a VB program.

I want to move columns around (eg. column 12 should become column 18 and column 18 should become column 12).

How can I do that?

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Saharan

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