Application Object [Excel 2003 VBA Language Reference]
Represents the entire Microsoft Excel application. The Application object contains:
- Application-wide settings and options (many of the options in the Options dialog box (Tools menu), for example).
- Methods that return top-level objects, such as ActiveCell, ActiveSheet, and so on.
Using the Application Object
Use the Application property to return the Application object. The following example applies the Windows property to the Application object.
The following example creates a Microsoft Excel workbook object in another application and then opens a workbook in Microsoft Excel.
Set xl = CreateObject("Excel.Sheet") xl.Application.Workbooks.Open "newbook.xls"
Many of the properties and methods that return the most common user-interface objects, such as the active cell (ActiveCell
property), can be used without the Application object qualifier. For example, instead of writing
Application.ActiveCell.Font.Bold = True, you can write
ActiveCell.Font.Bold = True.