Re: Defined constants for Excel automation

"Scott McPhillips [MVP]" <org-dot-mvps-at-scottmcp>
Thu, 13 Nov 2008 20:37:40 -0500
"Norman Bullen" <> wrote in message

Microsoft Office support document WC0993 supplies a list of defined
constants that can be used in Visual Basic and VBA applications to
automate Excel. The document begins with the notice "This article was
written about products for which Microsoft no longer offers support.
Therefore, this article is offered "as is" and will no longer be

Presumably this is because it refers to Excel 97. Also Visual
Basic and VBA have been supplanted by Visual Basic .Net.

Is there a newer list for Excel 2003 or 2007? I don't care if it's for
.Net because I'm going to convert whatever I can get into #define
statements to be used with C++.

You don't want to do this by hand. All of the COM interfaces and defined
constants can be imported (using #import) to a C++ project. This automates
the production of the .h files. For a Word project I #imported MSO.DLL,
VBE6EXT.OLB, and MSWORD.OLB, all of which were installed by Office 2007.
Then use ATL to make life livable with these things.

Scott McPhillips [VC++ MVP]

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