Workbook Members (Excel)

Represents a Microsoft Excel workbook.

Name

Description

AcceptAllChanges

Accepts all changes in the specified shared workbook.

Activate

Activates the first window associated with the workbook.

AddToFavorites

Adds a shortcut to the workbook or hyperlink to the Favorites folder.

ApplyTheme

Applies the specified theme to the current workbook.

BreakLink

Converts formulas linked to other Microsoft Excel sources or OLE sources to values.

CanCheckIn

True if Microsoft Excel can check in a specified workbook to a server. Read/write Boolean.

ChangeFileAccess

Changes the access permissions for the workbook. This may require an updated version to be loaded from the disk.

ChangeLink

Changes a link from one document to another.

CheckIn

Returns a workbook from a local computer to a server, and sets the local workbook to read-only so that it cannot be edited locally. Calling this method will also close the workbook.

CheckInWithVersion

Saves a workbook to a server from a local computer, and sets the local workbook to read-only so that it cannot be edited locally.

Close

Closes the object.

DeleteNumberFormat

Deletes a custom number format from the workbook.

EnableConnections

The EnableConnections method allows developers to programmatically enable data connections within the workbook for the user.

EndReview

Terminates a review of a file that has been sent for review using the SendForReview method.

ExclusiveAccess

Assigns the current user exclusive access to the workbook that's open as a shared list.

ExportAsFixedFormat

The ExportAsFixedFormat method is used to publish a workbook to either the PDF or XPS format.

FollowHyperlink

Displays a cached document, if it’s already been downloaded. Otherwise, this method resolves the hyperlink, downloads the target document, and displays the document in the appropriate application.

ForwardMailer

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GetWorkflowTasks

Returns the collection of WorkflowTask objects for the specified workbook.

GetWorkflowTemplates

Returns the collection of WorkflowTemplate objects for the specified workbook.

HighlightChangesOptions

Controls how changes are shown in a shared workbook.

LinkInfo

Returns the link date and update status.

LinkSources

Returns an array of links in the workbook. The names in the array are the names of the linked documents, editions, or DDE or OLE servers. Returns Empty if there are no links.

LockServerFile

Locks the workbook on the server to prevent modification.

MergeWorkbook

Merges changes from one workbook into an open workbook.

NewWindow

Creates a new window or a copy of the specified window.

OpenLinks

Opens the supporting documents for a link or links.

PivotCaches

Returns a PivotCaches collection that represents all the PivotTable caches in the specified workbook. Read-only.

Post

Posts the specified workbook to a public folder. This method works only with a Microsoft Exchange client connected to a Microsoft Exchange server.

PrintOut

Prints the object.

PrintPreview

Shows a preview of the object as it would look when printed.

Protect

Protects a workbook so that it cannot be modified.

ProtectSharing

Saves the workbook and protects it for sharing.

PurgeChangeHistoryNow

Removes entries from the change log for the specified workbook.

RefreshAll

Refreshes all external data ranges and PivotTable reports in the specified workbook.

RejectAllChanges

Rejects all changes in the specified shared workbook.

ReloadAs

Reloads a workbook based on an HTML document, using the specified document encoding.

RemoveDocumentInformation

Removes all information of the specified type from the workbook.

RemoveUser

Disconnects the specified user from the shared workbook.

Reply

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ReplyWithChanges

Sends an e-mail message to the author of a workbook that has been sent out for review, notifying them that a reviewer has completed review of the workbook.

ResetColors

Resets the color palette to the default colors.

RunAutoMacros

Runs the Auto_Open, Auto_Close, Auto_Activate, or Auto_Deactivate macro attached to the workbook. This method is included for backward compatibility. For new Visual Basic code, you should use the Open, Close, Activate and Deactivate events instead of these macros.

Save

Saves changes to the specified workbook.

SaveAs

Saves changes to the workbook in a different file.

SaveAsXMLData

Exports the data that has been mapped to the specified XML schema map to an XML data file.

SaveCopyAs

Saves a copy of the workbook to a file but doesn't modify the open workbook in memory.

SendFaxOverInternet

Sends a worksheet as a fax to the specfied recipients.

SendForReview

Sends a workbook in an e-mail message for review to the specified recipients.

SendMail

Sends the workbook by using the installed mail system.

SendMailer

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SetLinkOnData

Sets the name of a procedure that runs whenever a DDE link is updated.

SetPasswordEncryptionOptions

Sets the options for encrypting workbooks using passwords.

ToggleFormsDesign

The ToggleFormsDesign method is used to toggle Excel into Design Mode when using forms controls.

Unprotect

Removes protection from a sheet or workbook. This method has no effect if the sheet or workbook isn't protected.

UnprotectSharing

Turns off protection for sharing and saves the workbook.

UpdateFromFile

Updates a read-only workbook from the saved disk version of the workbook if the disk version is more recent than the copy of the workbook that is loaded in memory. If the disk copy hasn't changed since the workbook was loaded, the in-memory copy of the workbook isn't reloaded.

UpdateLink

Updates a Microsoft Excel, DDE, or OLE link (or links).

WebPagePreview

Displays a preview of the specified workbook as it would look if saved as a Web page.

XmlImport

Imports an XML data file into the current workbook.

XmlImportXml

Imports an XML data stream that has been previously loaded into memory. Excel uses the first qualifying map found or if the destination range is specified, Excel will automatically list the data.

Name

Description

AccuracyVersion

Specifies whether certain worksheet functions use the latest accuracy algorithms to calculate their results. Read/write

ActiveChart

Returns a Chart object that represents the active chart (either an embedded chart or a chart sheet). An embedded chart is considered active when it's either selected or activated. When no chart is active, this property returns Nothing.

ActiveSheet

Returns an object that represents the active sheet (the sheet on top) in the active workbook or in the specified window or workbook. Returns Nothing if no sheet is active.

ActiveSlicer

Returns an object that represents the active slicer in the active workbook or in the specified workbook. Returns Nothing if no slicer is active. Read-only.

Application

When used without an object qualifier, this property returns an Application object that represents the Microsoft Excel application. When used with an object qualifier, this property returns an Application object that represents the creator of the specified object (you can use this property with an OLE Automation object to return the application of that object). Read-only.

AutoUpdateFrequency

Returns or sets the number of minutes between automatic updates to the shared workbook. Read/write Long.

AutoUpdateSaveChanges

True if current changes to the shared workbook are posted to other users whenever the workbook is automatically updated. False if changes aren’t posted (this workbook is still synchronized with changes made by other users). The default value is True. Read/write Boolean.

BuiltinDocumentProperties

Returns a DocumentProperties collection that represents all the built-in document properties for the specified workbook. Read-only.

CalculationVersion

Returns the information about the version of Excel that the workbook was last fully recalculated by. Read-only Long.

ChangeHistoryDuration

Returns or sets the number of days shown in the shared workbook's change history. Read/write Long.

Charts

Returns a Sheets collection that represents all the chart sheets in the specified workbook.

CheckCompatibility

Controls whether or not the compatibility checker is run automatically when the workbook is saved. Read/write Boolean.

CodeName

Returns the code name for the object. Read-only String.

Colors

Returns or sets colors in the palette for the workbook. The palette has 56 entries, each represented by an RGB value. Read/write Variant.

CommandBars

Returns a CommandBars object that represents the Microsoft Excel command bars. Read-only.

ConflictResolution

Returns or sets the way conflicts are to be resolved whenever a shared workbook is updated. Read/write XlSaveConflictResolution.

Connections

The Connections property establishes a connection between the workbook and an ODBC or an OLEDB data source and refreshes the data without prompting the user. Read-only.

ConnectionsDisabled

Disables the external connections or links in the workbook. Read-only

Container

Returns the object that represents the container application for the specified OLE object. Read-only Object.

ContentTypeProperties

Returns a MetaProperties collection that describes the metadata stored in the workbook. Read-only.

CreateBackup

True if a backup file is created when this file is saved. Read-only Boolean.

Creator

Returns a 32-bit integer that indicates the application in which this object was created. Read-only Long.

CustomDocumentProperties

Returns or sets a DocumentProperties collection that represents all the custom document properties for the specified workbook.

CustomViews

Returns a CustomViews collection that represents all the custom views for the workbook.

CustomXMLParts

Returns a CustomXMLParts collection that represents the custom XML in the XML data store. Read-only.

Date1904

True if the workbook uses the 1904 date system. Read/write Boolean.

DefaultPivotTableStyle

Specifies the table style from the TableStyles collection that is used as the default style for PivotTables. Read/write.

DefaultSlicerStyle

Specifies the style from the TableStyles object that is used as the default style for slicers. Read/write.

DefaultTableStyle

Specifies the table style from the TableStyles collection that is used as the default TableStyle. Read/write Variant.

DisplayDrawingObjects

Returns or sets how shapes are displayed. Read/write Long.

DisplayInkComments

A Boolean value that determines whether ink comments are displayed in the workbook. Read/write Boolean.

DocumentInspectors

Returns a DocumentInspectors collection that represents the Document Inspector modules for the specified workbook. Read-only.

DocumentLibraryVersions

Returns a DocumentLibraryVersions collection that represents the collection of versions of a shared workbook that has versioning enabled and that is stored in a document library on a server.

DoNotPromptForConvert

Returns or sets if the user should be prompted to convert the workbook if the workbook contains features that are not supported by versions of Excel earlier than Excel 2007. Read/write Boolean.

EnableAutoRecover

Saves changed files, of all formats, on a timed interval. Read/write Boolean.

EncryptionProvider

Returns a String specifying the name of the algorithm encryption provider that Microsoft Office Excel 2007 uses when encrypting documents. Read/write.

EnvelopeVisible

True if the e-mail composition header and the envelope toolbar are both visible. Read/write Boolean.

Excel4IntlMacroSheets

Returns a Sheets collection that represents all the Microsoft Excel 4.0 international macro sheets in the specified workbook. Read-only.

Excel4MacroSheets

Returns a Sheets collection that represents all the Microsoft Excel 4.0 macro sheets in the specified workbook. Read-only.

Excel8CompatibilityMode

The Excel8CompatibilityMode property provides developers with a way to check if the workbook is in compatibility mode. Read-only Boolean.

FileFormat

Returns the file format and/or type of the workbook. Read-only XlFileFormat.

Final

Returns or sets a Boolean that indicates whether a workbook is final. Read/write Boolean.

ForceFullCalculation

Returns or sets the specified workbook to forced calculation mode. Read/write.

FullName

Returns the name of the object, including its path on disk, as a string. Read-only String.

FullNameURLEncoded

Returns a String indicating the name of the object, including its path on disk, as a string. Read-only.

HasPassword

True if the workbook has a protection password. Read-only Boolean.

HasVBProject

Returns a Boolean that represents whether a workbook has an attached Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications project. Read-only Boolean.

HighlightChangesOnScreen

True if changes to the shared workbook are highlighted on-screen. Read/write Boolean.

IconSets

This property is used to filter data in a workbook based on a cell icon from the IconSet collection. Read-only.

InactiveListBorderVisible

A Boolean value that specifies whether list borders are visible when a list is not active. Returns True if the border is visible. Read/write Boolean.

IsAddin

True if the workbook is running as an add-in. Read/write Boolean.

IsInplace

True if the specified workbook is being edited in place. False if the workbook has been opened in Microsoft Excel for editing. Read-only Boolean.

KeepChangeHistory

True if change tracking is enabled for the shared workbook. Read/write Boolean.

ListChangesOnNewSheet

True if changes to the shared workbook are shown on a separate worksheet. Read/write Boolean.

Mailer

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MultiUserEditing

True if the workbook is open as a shared list. Read-only Boolean.

Name

Returns a String value that represents the name of the object.

Names

Returns a Names collection that represents all the names in the specified workbook (including all worksheet-specific names). Read-only Names object.

Parent

Returns the parent object for the specified object. Read-only.

Password

Returns or sets the password that must be supplied to open the specified workbook. Read/write String.

PasswordEncryptionAlgorithm

Returns a String indicating the algorithm Microsoft Excel uses to encrypt passwords for the specified workbook. Read-only.

PasswordEncryptionFileProperties

True if Microsoft Excel encrypts file properties for the specified password-protected workbook. Read-only Boolean.

PasswordEncryptionKeyLength

Returns a Long indicating the key length of the algorithm Microsoft Excel uses when encrypting passwords for the specified workbook. Read-only.

PasswordEncryptionProvider

Returns a String specifying the name of the algorithm encryption provider that Microsoft Excel uses when encrypting passwords for the specified workbook. Read-only.

Path

Returns a String that represents the complete path to the workbook/file that this workbook object respresents.

Permission

Returns a Permission object that represents the permission settings in the specified workbook.

PersonalViewListSettings

True if filter and sort settings for lists are included in the user's personal view of the shared workbook. Read/write Boolean.

PersonalViewPrintSettings

True if print settings are included in the user's personal view of the shared workbook. Read-write Boolean.

PrecisionAsDisplayed

True if calculations in this workbook will be done using only the precision of the numbers as they’re displayed. Read/write Boolean.

ProtectStructure

True if the order of the sheets in the workbook is protected. Read-only Boolean.

ProtectWindows

True if the windows of the workbook are protected. Read-only Boolean.

PublishObjects

Returns the PublishObjects collection. Read-only.

ReadOnly

Returns True if the object has been opened as read-only. Read-only Boolean.

ReadOnlyRecommended

True if the workbook was saved as read-only recommended. Read-only Boolean.

RemovePersonalInformation

True if personal information can be removed from the specified workbook. The default value is False. Read/write Boolean.

Research

Returns a Research object that represents the research service for a workbook. Read-only.

RevisionNumber

Returns the number of times the workbook has been saved while open as a shared list. If the workbook is open in exclusive mode, this property returns 0 (zero). Read-only Long.

Saved

True if no changes have been made to the specified workbook since it was last saved. Read/write Boolean.

SaveLinkValues

True if Microsoft Excel saves external link values with the workbook. Read/write Boolean.

ServerPolicy

Returns a ServerPolicy object that represents a policy specified for a workbook stored on a server running SharePoint Server 2007 or later. Read-only.

ServerViewableItems

Allows a developer to interact with the list of published objects in the workbook that are shown on the server. Read-only.

SharedWorkspace

This object or member has been deprecated, but it remains part of the object model for backward compatibility. You should not use it in new applications.

Sheets

Returns a Sheets collection that represents all the sheets in the specified workbook. Read-only Sheets object.

ShowConflictHistory

True if the Conflict History worksheet is visible in the workbook that's open as a shared list. Read/write Boolean.

ShowPivotChartActiveFields

This property controls the visibility of the PivotChart Filter Pane. Read/write Boolean.

ShowPivotTableFieldList

True (default) if the PivotTable field list can be shown. Read/write Boolean.

Signatures

Returns the digital signatures for a workbook. Read-only.

SlicerCaches

Returns the SlicerCaches object associated with the workbook. Read-only.

SmartDocument

Returns a SmartDocument object that represents the settings for a smart document solution. Read-only.

Styles

Returns a Styles collection that represents all the styles in the specified workbook. Read-only.

Sync

This object or member has been deprecated, but it remains part of the object model for backward compatibility. You should not use it in new applications.

TableStyles

Returns a TableStyles collection object for the current workbook that refers to the styles used in the current workbook. Read-only.

TemplateRemoveExtData

True if external data references are removed when the workbook is saved as a template. Read/write Boolean.

Theme

Returns the theme applied to the current workbook. Read-only.

UpdateLinks

Returns or sets an XlUpdateLink constant indicating a workbook's setting for updating embedded OLE links. Read/write.

UpdateRemoteReferences

True if Microsoft Excel updates remote references in the workbook. Read/write Boolean.

UserStatus

Returns a 1-based, two-dimensional array that provides information about each user who has the workbook open as a shared list. Read-only Variant.

VBASigned

True if the Visual Basic for Applications project for the specified workbook has been digitally signed. Read-only Boolean.

VBProject

Returns a VBProject object that represents the Visual Basic project in the specified workbook. Read-only.

WebOptions

Returns the WebOptions collection, which contains workbook-level attributes used by Microsoft Excel when you save a document as a Web page or open a Web page. Read-only.

Windows

Returns a Windows collection that represents all the windows in the specified workbook. Read-only Windows object.

Worksheets

Returns a Sheets collection that represents all the worksheets in the specified workbook. Read-only Sheets object.

WritePassword

Returns or sets a String for the write password of a workbook. Read/write.

WriteReserved

True if the workbook is write-reserved. Read-only Boolean.

WriteReservedBy

Returns the name of the user who currently has write permission for the workbook. Read-only String.

XmlMaps

Returns an XmlMaps collection that represents the schema maps that have been added to the specified workbook. Read-only.

XmlNamespaces

Returns an XmlNamespaces collection that represents the XML namespaces contained in the specified workbook. Read-only.

Name

Description

Activate

Occurs when a workbook, worksheet, chart sheet, or embedded chart is activated.

AddinInstall

Occurs when the workbook is installed as an add-in

AddinUninstall

Occurs when the workbook is uninstalled as an add-in.

AfterSave

Occurs after the workbook is saved.

AfterXmlExport

Occurs after Microsoft Excel saves or exports XML data from the specified workbook.

AfterXmlImport

Occurs after an existing XML data connection is refreshed, or new XML data is imported into any open Microsoft Excel workbook.

BeforeClose

Occurs before the workbook closes. If the workbook has been changed, this event occurs before the user is asked to save changes.

BeforePrint

Occurs before the workbook (or anything in it) is printed.

BeforeSave

Occurs before the workbook is saved.

BeforeXmlExport

Occurs before Microsoft Excel saves or exports XML data from the specified workbook.

BeforeXmlImport

Occurs before an existing XML data connection is refreshed, or new XML data is imported into any open Microsoft Excel workbook.

Deactivate

Occurs when the chart, worksheet, or workbook is deactivated.

NewChart

Occurs when a new chart is created in the workbook.

NewSheet

Occurs when a new sheet is created in the workbook.

Open

Occurs when the workbook is opened.

PivotTableCloseConnection

Occurs after a PivotTable report connection has been closed.

PivotTableOpenConnection

Occurs after a PivotTable report connection has been opened.

RowsetComplete

The event is raised when the user either drills through the recordset or invokes the rowset action on an OLAP PivotTable.

SheetActivate

Occurs when any sheet is activated.

SheetBeforeDoubleClick

Occurs when any worksheet is double-clicked, before the default double-click action.

SheetBeforeRightClick

Occurs when any worksheet is right-clicked, before the default right-click action.

SheetCalculate

Occurs after any worksheet is recalculated or after any changed data is plotted on a chart.

SheetChange

Occurs when cells in any worksheet are changed by the user or by an external link.

SheetDeactivate

Occurs when any sheet is deactivated.

SheetFollowHyperlink

Occurs when you click any hyperlink in Microsoft Excel. For worksheet-level events, see the Help topic for the FollowHyperlink event.

SheetPivotTableAfterValueChange

Occurs after a cell or range of cells inside a PivotTable are edited or recalculated (for cells that contain formulas).

SheetPivotTableBeforeAllocateChanges

Occurs before changes are applied to a PivotTable.

SheetPivotTableBeforeCommitChanges

Occurs before changes are committed against the OLAP data source for a PivotTable.

SheetPivotTableBeforeDiscardChanges

Occurs before changes to a PivotTable are discarded.

SheetPivotTableChangeSync

Occurs after changes to a PivotTable.

SheetPivotTableUpdate

Occurs after the sheet of the PivotTable report has been updated.

SheetSelectionChange

Occurs when the selection changes on any worksheet (doesn't occur if the selection is on a chart sheet).

Sync

This object or member has been deprecated, but it remains part of the object model for backward compatibility. You should not use it in new applications.

WindowActivate

Occurs when any workbook window is activated.

WindowDeactivate

Occurs when any workbook window is deactivated.

WindowResize

Occurs when any workbook window is resized.

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