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AddOLEObject Method [Excel 2003 VBA Language Reference]

Office 2003

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 Required. An expression that returns a Shapes object.

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. For more information about programmatic identifiers, see OLE Programmatic Identifiers .

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  , 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  , Height Optional Variant. The initial dimensions of the OLE object, in points.


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, _

Applies to | Shapes Collection