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Application Object

Office 2007
Represents the entire Microsoft Office PowerPoint application.


The Application object contains:

  • Application-wide settings and options (the name of the active printer, for example).
  • Properties that return top-level objects, such as ActivePresentation, and Windows.

When you are writing code that will run from PowerPoint, you can use the following properties of the Application object without the object qualifier: ActivePresentation, ActiveWindow, AddIns, Presentations, SlideShowWindows, Windows.

For example, instead of writing Application.ActiveWindow.Height = 200, you can write ActiveWindow.Height = 200.


Use the Application property to return the Application object. The following example returns the path to the program file.

Visual Basic for Applications
Dim MyPath As String
MyPath = Application.Path

The following example creates a PowerPoint Application object in another application, starts PowerPoint (if it is not already running), and opens an existing presentation named "Ex_a2a.ppt".

Visual Basic for Applications
Set ppt = New Powerpoint.Application
ppt.Visible = True
ppt.Presentations.Open "c:\My Documents\ex_a2a.ppt"