Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Note The arguments for each of the built-in dialog boxes are listed in online help. To
locate the help topic, search for Built-In Dialog Box Argument Lists. Unfortunately, the help
topic provides no explanation of what the arguments are used for.
According to the help file, the Go To dialog box executed by the xlDialogFormulaGoto con­
stant uses two arguments: Reference and Corner . The Reference argument provides a default
range that appears in the Reference box. The Corner argument is a value you set to either True
or False to specify whether to display the target cell so that it appears in the upper-left corner
of the window. The following example uses both of these arguments:
Sub GotoArguments()
Application.Dialogs(xlDialogFormulaGoto).Show Range("Z100"), True
End Sub
As you work through the dialog boxes, you will find that some trial and error is required to
successfully use the Dialogs collection.
Exploring the Dialogs Collection
The Dialogs collection of the Application object consists of more than 250 members that rep­
resent most of Excel’s built-in dialog boxes. Each Dialog object has a predefined constant to
make it easy to specify the dialog box that you need.
To get a complete list of the dialog box constants available, use the Object Browser. Follow
these steps to display the members of the Dialogs collection in the Object Browser.
1 Open a VBA module.
2 Press F2 to open the Object Browser.
3 Ty pe xlDialog into the search text box.
4 Click the find button to execute the search.
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