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How to: Programmatically Hide Worksheets

You can show or hide any worksheet in a workbook. To hide a worksheet, use the worksheet host item or access the worksheet by using the sheets collection of the workbook.

Applies to: The information in this topic applies to document-level projects and application-level projects for Excel 2013 and Excel 2010. For more information, see Features Available by Office Application and Project Type.

If the worksheet was added at design-time in a document-level customization, use the Visible property to hide the specified worksheet.

To hide a worksheet using a worksheet host item

  • Set the Visible property of the Sheet1 host item to the xlSheetHidden enumeration value.

    Globals.Sheet1.Visible = Excel.XlSheetVisibility.xlSheetHidden

Access worksheets through the Microsoft Office Excel Sheets collection in the following cases:

  • You want to hide a worksheet in an application-level add-in.

  • The worksheet that you want to hide was created at run time in a document-level customization.

To hide a worksheet using the Sheets collection of the Excel workbook

  • Set the Visible property of the worksheet to the xlSheetHidden enumeration value.

    CType(Globals.ThisWorkbook.Sheets(1), Excel.Worksheet) _
        .Visible = Excel.XlSheetVisibility.xlSheetHidden
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