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Excel Automation And Columns Width

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)

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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I posted this in the VB.NET forum also. All though I thought some Excel expertise might be helpful. According to MS Knowledge base I must release every excel com object that I create. For example If I only used the line

   WB = Worbooks.Open(OpenPath)

a reference to a Workbooks object was created with out me explicityly doing it in code. So I changed the code to create a Workbooks object. then Changed the above line to the following.
      WBs = XL.Workbooks
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So my question is what other ojects are created when I use this line with out me doing so in code.
    rng = WS.Range("A65536").End(XlDirection.xlUp)

See Full Code below


This is very Frustrating. I am re-writting some code to open an Excel file, do some stuff and close the file.
Excel will not shut down if I use this line
    rng = WS.Range("A65536").End(XlDirection.xlUp)

it will how ever close down if I use this line.
    rng = WS.Range("A1")

What is going on? My code is below.

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    Dim XL As Excel.Application
    Dim WBs As Excel.Workbooks
    Dim WB As Excel.Workbook
    Dim WS As Excel.Worksheet
    Dim rng As Excel.Range
    Dim lrow As Integer

    If XL Is Nothing Then XL = New Excel.Application
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      XL.Visible = True

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      Call ReleaseCom(WB)
      Call ReleaseCom(WBs)
      Call ReleaseCom(XL)

    Catch ex As Exception
      MessageBox.Show("Error in ScrubDataFiles Module, VerispanProcedure" & Chr(10) & ex.Message)
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On Error GoTo ErrHandler
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   Dim appExcel As Excel.Application
   Dim wbk As Excel.Workbook
   Dim wks As Excel.Worksheet
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   Dim rst As DAO.Recordset
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   Dim lRecords As Long
   Dim iRow As Integer
   Dim iCol As Integer
   Dim iFld As Integer
   Dim highLight As Boolean
   Dim sheetsPerBook As Integer
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   Const aStartColumn As Byte = 1

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   Application.SetOption "Error Trapping", 0

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        sOutput = "S:HWYREPORTSCOLAccountsMMarianiMariani Accessorials " & Format(fdate(formdate("S", 8)), "mm-dd-yy") & " through " & Format(fdate(formdate("E", 8)), "mm-dd-yy") & ".xls"
   End If
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   sheetsPerBook = appExcel.SheetsInNewWorkbook
   appExcel.SheetsInNewWorkbook = 1
   Set wbk = appExcel.Workbooks.Add
   appExcel.SheetsInNewWorkbook = sheetsPerBook
   Set wks = wbk.Worksheets(aTab)
   Set dbs = CurrentDb
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   Set rst = dbs.OpenRecordset(sSQL, dbOpenSnapshot)

        Selection.ShapeRange.Height = 49.5
        Selection.ShapeRange.Width = 235.5
            With Selection
                .Placement = xlFreeFloating
                .PrintObject = True
            End With
    ActiveWindow.FreezePanes = True
   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
                    iRow = iRow + 1

    End With
   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
                    iRow = iRow + 1
                    'If highLight = False Then
                        'highLight = True
                                'highLight = False
                    'End If
   End With
   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
   End With
   With wks
    End With
   With wbk
        'NAMING TAB
        wks.Name = "Mariani Accessorials"
   End With
   With wks

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

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

    Set wbk = Nothing
    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)
    Exit Sub

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

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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:
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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.


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.


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?



How To Move Excel Columns In VB?

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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