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ProgId Property

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Returns a String that represents the programmatic identifier (ProgID) for the specified OLE object. Read-only.


expression   Required. An expression that returns one of the objects in the Applies To list.


For information about programmatic identifiers, see OLE Programmatic Identifiers.


This example loops through all the linked OLE object shapes on the first page of the active document and updates all linked Microsoft Excel worksheets. This example assumes there is at least one shape on the first page of the active publication.

Sub UpdateLinkedOLEObject()
    Dim shp As Shape
    For Each shp In ActiveDocument.Pages(1).Shapes
        If shp.Type = msoLinkedOLEObject Then
            If shp.OLEFormat.ProgId = "Excel.Sheet" Then
            End If
        End If
End Sub