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Follow Method [Excel 2003 VBA Language Reference]

Office 2003

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.

expression .Follow(NewWindow, AddHistory, ExtraInfo, Method, HeaderInfo)

expression Required. An expression that returns a Hyperlink object.

NewWindow   Optional Variant. True to display the target application in a new window. The default value is False.

AddHistory   Optional Variant. Not used. Reserved for future use.

ExtraInfo   Optional Variant. A String or byte array that specifies additional information for HTTP to use to resolve the hyperlink. For example, you can use ExtraInfo to specify the coordinates of an image map, the contents of a form, or a FAT file name.

Method   Optional Variant. Specifies the way ExtraInfo is attached. Can be one of the following MsoExtraInfoMethod constants.

Constant Description
msoMethodGet ExtraInfo is a String that's appended to the address.
msoMethodPost ExtraInfo is posted as a String or byte array.

HeaderInfo   Optional Variant. A String that specifies header information for the HTTP request. The defaut value is an empty string.


This example loads the document attached to the hyperlink on shape one on worksheet one.

Worksheets(1).Shapes(1).Hyperlink.Follow NewWindow:=True

Applies to | Hyperlink Object