The Application Object

This chapter examines a range of Excel functionality, looking at features that are not necessarily related to each other. In general, the Excel object model contains objects designed to address quite specific tasks. The Application object sits at the top of the Excel object model hierarchy and contains all the other objects in Excel. It also acts as a catch-all area for properties and methods that do not fall neatly into any other object, but are necessary for programmatic control of Excel. There are Application properties that control screen updating and toggle alert messages, for example. There is an Application method that calculates the formulas in the open workbooks.

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