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Shapes.AddOLEObject Method (Excel)

Published: July 16, 2012

Creates an OLE object. Returns a Shape object that represents the new OLE object.

expression .AddOLEObject(ClassType, Filename, Link, DisplayAsIcon, IconFileName, IconIndex, IconLabel, Left, Top, Width, Height)

expression A variable that represents a Shapes object.

Parameters

Name

Required/Optional

Data Type

Description

ClassType

Optional

Variant

(you must specify either ClassType or FileName). A string that contains the programmatic identifier for the object to be created. If ClassType is specified, FileName and Link are ignored.

Filename

Optional

Variant

The file from which the object is to be created. If the path isn’t specified, the current working folder is used. You must specify either the ClassType or FileName argument for the object, but not both.

Link

Optional

Variant

True to link the OLE object to the file from which it was created. False to make the OLE object an independent copy of the file. If you specified a value for ClassType, this argument must be False. The default value is False.

DisplayAsIcon

Optional

Variant

True to display the OLE object as an icon. The default value is False.

IconFileName

Optional

Variant

The file that contains the icon to be displayed.

IconIndex

Optional

Variant

The index of the icon within IconFileName. The order of icons in the specified file corresponds to the order in which the icons appear in the Change Icon dialog box (accessed from the Object dialog box when the Display as icon check box is selected). The first icon in the file has the index number 0 (zero). If an icon with the given index number doesn't exist in IconFileName, the icon with the index number 1 (the second icon in the file) is used. The default value is 0 (zero).

IconLabel

Optional

Variant

A label (caption) to be displayed beneath the icon.

Left

Optional

Variant

The position (in points) of the upper-left corner of the new object relative to the upper-left corner of the document. The default value is 0 (zero).

Top

Optional

Variant

The position (in points) of the upper-left corner of the new object relative to the upper-left corner of the document. The default value is 0 (zero).

Width

Optional

Variant

The initial dimensions of the OLE object, in points.

Height

Optional

Variant

The initial dimensions of the OLE object, in points.

Return Value

Shape

This example adds a linked Word document to myDocument.

Set myDocument = Worksheets(1) 
myDocument.Shapes.AddOLEObject Left:=100, Top:=100, _ 
 Width:=200, Height:=300, _ 
 FileName:="c:\my documents\testing.doc", link:=True

This example adds a new command button to myDocument.

Set myDocument = Worksheets(1) 
myDocument.Shapes.AddOLEObject Left:=100, Top:=100, _ 
 Width:=100, Height:=200, _ 
 ClassType:="Forms.CommandButton.1"

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