Preface to the Second Edition

With the recent release of Excel 10 (also called Excel XP), it was necessary to update my book. Excel XP is mostly an evolutionary step forward from Excel 2000, but does have some interesting new features worth special attention, such as support for text-to-speed and smart tags.

The Excel object model has 37 new objects, containing 266 new members. There are also 180 new members of preexisting objects. In this book, I cover most of the central objects. Figure P-1 shows most of the new objects in the Excel XP object hierarchy and where these objects occur in the Excel XP object model. (This figure is taken from my program Object Model Browser. For more information on this program, please visit my web site at

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