Using Excel UserForm from Open Workbook in Outlook VBA

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wpiet

I have an Outlook macro that opens & processes an Excel workbook.

That workbook contains a userform that has textboxes with ControlSources

assigned to cells in the workbook.

Can I use that Excel userform in the Outlook macro?

"frmFormName.Show" gives me "Compile error: Variable not defined"

Alternatively, if I have to create the userform in Outlook, how do I assign

the Excel workbook cells to the ControlSource for the textboxes?

The intention is to show the userform with the current values of the cells

in the textboxes, allow the user to change those values in the textboxes and

have them populate the assigned cells in the workbook.

Will
 

Michael Bauer

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2010 32 bit
Email Account
Exchange Server
You can use a public method in the workbook to make the form accessible. For

instance, copy this into the Excel module ThisWorkbook:

Public Function ShowForm() As String

' show the form here, then maybe return what the user has entered

ShowForm = "whatever"

End Function

And this to Outlook:

Sub testxl()

Dim Xl As Object

Dim Wb As Object

Set Xl = GetObject(, "excel.application")

Set Wb = Xl.Workbooks(1)

Wb.ShowForm()

End Sub

Best regards

Michael Bauer

Am Wed, 16 Sep 2009 13:50:02 -0700 schrieb wpiet:


> I have an Outlook macro that opens & processes an Excel workbook.
> That workbook contains a userform that has textboxes with ControlSources
> assigned to cells in the workbook.
> Can I use that Excel userform in the Outlook macro?

> "frmFormName.Show" gives me "Compile error: Variable not defined"

> Alternatively, if I have to create the userform in Outlook, how do I


assign
> the Excel workbook cells to the ControlSource for the textboxes?

> The intention is to show the userform with the current values of the cells
> in the textboxes, allow the user to change those values in the textboxes


and
> have them populate the assigned cells in the workbook.
 
W

wpiet

Thanks for the response, Michael.

I'm apparently missing something or doing something else wrong. Here's my

code (Office 2003):

In "This Workbook":

Option Explicit

Public Abt As String

Public Function ShowForm() As String

Abt = vbNo

frmForm.Show

ShowForm = Abt

End Function

In the userform (it has 2 textboxes, an OK button & CANCEL button):

Option Explicit

Private Sub cmdCancel_Click()

Abt = MsgBox("Are You Sure You Want To Cancel?", vbYesNo +

vbDefaultButton2)

If Abt = vbYes Then

Unload Me

Else

Me.txt1.SetFocus

End If

End Sub

Private Sub cmdOK_Click()

If Len(Trim(Me.txt1)) = 0 _

And Len(Trim(Me.txt2)) = 0 Then

MsgBox ("Are We Doing Anything Here?")

Me.txt1.SetFocus

Else

Abt = vbNo

Unload Me

End If

End Sub

Private Sub txt1_Change()

If Not IsNumeric.Me.txt1.Value Then

MsgBox ("Textbox 1 Value Not Numeric")

Me.txt1.SetFocus

ElseIf Me.txt1.Value < 20000000 Then

MsgBox ("Textbox 1 Value < $20,000,000")

Me.txt1.SetFocus

End If

End Sub

(code for "txt2" is the same)

In Outlook: (WB & XL are both DIMed & SET as in your code & the workbook is

open.)

Dim UsrAbt As String

With XL
 

Michael Bauer

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2010 32 bit
Email Account
Exchange Server
I guess you missed the imported part: don't dim Wb as Workbook but as Object

else the compiler sees that an Excel.Workbook doesn't know custom method.

Best regards

Michael Bauer

Am Thu, 17 Sep 2009 08:45:01 -0700 schrieb wpiet:


> Thanks for the response, Michael.
> I'm apparently missing something or doing something else wrong. Here's my
> code (Office 2003):

> In "This Workbook":

> Option Explicit
> Public Abt As String
> Public Function ShowForm() As String
> Abt = vbNo
> frmForm.Show
> ShowForm = Abt
> End Function

> In the userform (it has 2 textboxes, an OK button & CANCEL button):

> Option Explicit
> Private Sub cmdCancel_Click()
> Abt = MsgBox("Are You Sure You Want To Cancel?", vbYesNo +
> vbDefaultButton2)
> If Abt = vbYes Then
> Unload Me
> Else
> Me.txt1.SetFocus
> End If
> End Sub

> Private Sub cmdOK_Click()
> If Len(Trim(Me.txt1)) = 0 _
> And Len(Trim(Me.txt2)) = 0 Then
> MsgBox ("Are We Doing Anything Here?")
> Me.txt1.SetFocus
> Else
> Abt = vbNo
> Unload Me
> End If
> End Sub

> Private Sub txt1_Change()
> If Not IsNumeric.Me.txt1.Value Then
> MsgBox ("Textbox 1 Value Not Numeric")
> Me.txt1.SetFocus
> ElseIf Me.txt1.Value < 20000000 Then
> MsgBox ("Textbox 1 Value < $20,000,000")
> Me.txt1.SetFocus
> End If
> End Sub

> (code for "txt2" is the same)

> In Outlook: (WB & XL are both DIMed & SET as in your code & the workbook


is
> open.)

> Dim UsrAbt As String

> With XL
> .
> .
> .
> UsrAbt = WB.ShowForm()
> If UsrAbt = vbYes Then
> .ActiveWorkbook.Close
> .DisplayAlerts = True
> Set WB = Nothing
> Set XL = Nothing
> Exit Sub
> End If
> .
> .
> .
> End With

> If I have just "WB.ShowForm()", I get "Compile error: Expected: =".

> With the code as I have it [UsrAbt = WB.ShowForm()], when I step through


it,
> I get "Runtime error '438': Object doesn't support this property or


method".

> Anything in my code jump out at you as wrong?

> Will

> "Michael Bauer " wrote:
>
>

>
>> You can use a public method in the workbook to make the form accessible.


For
> > instance, copy this into the Excel module ThisWorkbook:
>

>> Public Function ShowForm() As String
> > ' show the form here, then maybe return what the user has entered
> > ShowForm = "whatever"
> > End Function
>

>> And this to Outlook:
>

>> Sub testxl()
> > Dim Xl As Object
> > Dim Wb As Object
> > Set Xl = GetObject(, "excel.application")
> > Set Wb = Xl.Workbooks(1)
> > Wb.ShowForm()
> > End Sub
>

>> > > Best regards
> > Michael Bauer
>

>> >> >>

>

>
>> Am Wed, 16 Sep 2009 13:50:02 -0700 schrieb wpiet:
> >
> >> I have an Outlook macro that opens & processes an Excel workbook.
> >> That workbook contains a userform that has textboxes with ControlSources
> >> assigned to cells in the workbook.
> >> Can I use that Excel userform in the Outlook macro?
> >
>>> "frmFormName.Show" gives me "Compile error: Variable not defined"
> >
>>> Alternatively, if I have to create the userform in Outlook, how do I

> > assign
> >> the Excel workbook cells to the ControlSource for the textboxes?
> >
>>> The intention is to show the userform with the current values of the


cells
> >> in the textboxes, allow the user to change those values in the textboxes

> > and
> >> have them populate the assigned cells in the workbook.

> >
 
W

wpiet

Very insightful. That is exactly right. thanks.

Now that the userform opens, I find another problem there:

In the userform Sub cmdOK_Click(), I get "Compile error: Variable not

defined" on variable Abt for statement "Abt = vbNo". Abt was defined in

"ThisWorkbook" as a Public string.

This is the entire "ThisWorkbook" code:

Option Explicit

Public Abt As String

Public Function ShowForm() As String

Abt = vbNo

frmLottery.Show

ShowForm = Abt

End Function

Does the Private sub in the userform not recognize the Public variable

defined in the "ThisWorkbook" object, which is where the userform is accessed

from?

Will

"Michael Bauer " wrote:



> I guess you missed the imported part: don't dim Wb as Workbook but as Object
> else the compiler sees that an Excel.Workbook doesn't know custom method.

> > Best regards
> Michael Bauer

> > >

> Am Thu, 17 Sep 2009 08:45:01 -0700 schrieb wpiet:
>
> > Thanks for the response, Michael.
> > I'm apparently missing something or doing something else wrong. Here's my
> > code (Office 2003):
> > In "This Workbook":
> > Option Explicit
> > Public Abt As String
> > Public Function ShowForm() As String
> > Abt = vbNo
> > frmForm.Show
> > ShowForm = Abt
> > End Function
> > In the userform (it has 2 textboxes, an OK button & CANCEL button):
> > Option Explicit
> > Private Sub cmdCancel_Click()
> > Abt = MsgBox("Are You Sure You Want To Cancel?", vbYesNo +
> > vbDefaultButton2)
> > If Abt = vbYes Then
> > Unload Me
> > Else
> > Me.txt1.SetFocus
> > End If
> > End Sub
> > Private Sub cmdOK_Click()
> > If Len(Trim(Me.txt1)) = 0 _
> > And Len(Trim(Me.txt2)) = 0 Then
> > MsgBox ("Are We Doing Anything Here?")
> > Me.txt1.SetFocus
> > Else
> > Abt = vbNo
> > Unload Me
> > End If
> > End Sub
> > Private Sub txt1_Change()
> > If Not IsNumeric.Me.txt1.Value Then
> > MsgBox ("Textbox 1 Value Not Numeric")
> > Me.txt1.SetFocus
> > ElseIf Me.txt1.Value < 20000000 Then
> > MsgBox ("Textbox 1 Value < $20,000,000")
> > Me.txt1.SetFocus
> > End If
> > End Sub
> > (code for "txt2" is the same)
> > In Outlook: (WB & XL are both DIMed & SET as in your code & the workbook

> is
> > open.)
> > Dim UsrAbt As String
> > With XL
> > .
> > .
> > .
> > UsrAbt = WB.ShowForm()
> > If UsrAbt = vbYes Then
> > .ActiveWorkbook.Close
> > .DisplayAlerts = True
> > Set WB = Nothing
> > Set XL = Nothing
> > Exit Sub
> > End If
> > .
> > .
> > .
> > End With
> > If I have just "WB.ShowForm()", I get "Compile error: Expected: =".
> > With the code as I have it [UsrAbt = WB.ShowForm()], when I step through

> it,
> > I get "Runtime error '438': Object doesn't support this property or

> method".
> > Anything in my code jump out at you as wrong?
> > Will
> > "Michael Bauer " wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >> You can use a public method in the workbook to make the form accessible.

> For
> >> instance, copy this into the Excel module ThisWorkbook:
> >
> >> Public Function ShowForm() As String
> >> ' show the form here, then maybe return what the user has entered
> >> ShowForm = "whatever"
> >> End Function
> >
> >> And this to Outlook:
> >
> >> Sub testxl()
> >> Dim Xl As Object
> >> Dim Wb As Object
> >> Set Xl = GetObject(, "excel.application")
> >> Set Wb = Xl.Workbooks(1)
> >> Wb.ShowForm()
> >> End Sub
> >
> >> > >> Best regards
> >> Michael Bauer
> >
> >> > >> > >>

> >
> >
> >> Am Wed, 16 Sep 2009 13:50:02 -0700 schrieb wpiet:
> >
> >>> I have an Outlook macro that opens & processes an Excel workbook.
> >>> That workbook contains a userform that has textboxes with ControlSources
> >>> assigned to cells in the workbook.
> >>> Can I use that Excel userform in the Outlook macro?
> >>
> >>> "frmFormName.Show" gives me "Compile error: Variable not defined"
> >>
> >>> Alternatively, if I have to create the userform in Outlook, how do I
> >> assign
> >>> the Excel workbook cells to the ControlSource for the textboxes?
> >>
> >>> The intention is to show the userform with the current values of the

> cells
> >>> in the textboxes, allow the user to change those values in the textboxes
> >> and
> >>> have them populate the assigned cells in the workbook.
> >>

>
 
W

wpiet

MIchael, I resolved the Abt issue by qualifying references to it:

"ThisWorkbook.Abt".

Will

"Michael Bauer " wrote:



> I guess you missed the imported part: don't dim Wb as Workbook but as Object
> else the compiler sees that an Excel.Workbook doesn't know custom method.

> > Best regards
> Michael Bauer

> > >

> Am Thu, 17 Sep 2009 08:45:01 -0700 schrieb wpiet:
>
> > Thanks for the response, Michael.
> > I'm apparently missing something or doing something else wrong. Here's my
> > code (Office 2003):
> > In "This Workbook":
> > Option Explicit
> > Public Abt As String
> > Public Function ShowForm() As String
> > Abt = vbNo
> > frmForm.Show
> > ShowForm = Abt
> > End Function
> > In the userform (it has 2 textboxes, an OK button & CANCEL button):
> > Option Explicit
> > Private Sub cmdCancel_Click()
> > Abt = MsgBox("Are You Sure You Want To Cancel?", vbYesNo +
> > vbDefaultButton2)
> > If Abt = vbYes Then
> > Unload Me
> > Else
> > Me.txt1.SetFocus
> > End If
> > End Sub
> > Private Sub cmdOK_Click()
> > If Len(Trim(Me.txt1)) = 0 _
> > And Len(Trim(Me.txt2)) = 0 Then
> > MsgBox ("Are We Doing Anything Here?")
> > Me.txt1.SetFocus
> > Else
> > Abt = vbNo
> > Unload Me
> > End If
> > End Sub
> > Private Sub txt1_Change()
> > If Not IsNumeric.Me.txt1.Value Then
> > MsgBox ("Textbox 1 Value Not Numeric")
> > Me.txt1.SetFocus
> > ElseIf Me.txt1.Value < 20000000 Then
> > MsgBox ("Textbox 1 Value < $20,000,000")
> > Me.txt1.SetFocus
> > End If
> > End Sub
> > (code for "txt2" is the same)
> > In Outlook: (WB & XL are both DIMed & SET as in your code & the workbook

> is
> > open.)
> > Dim UsrAbt As String
> > With XL
> > .
> > .
> > .
> > UsrAbt = WB.ShowForm()
> > If UsrAbt = vbYes Then
> > .ActiveWorkbook.Close
> > .DisplayAlerts = True
> > Set WB = Nothing
> > Set XL = Nothing
> > Exit Sub
> > End If
> > .
> > .
> > .
> > End With
> > If I have just "WB.ShowForm()", I get "Compile error: Expected: =".
> > With the code as I have it [UsrAbt = WB.ShowForm()], when I step through

> it,
> > I get "Runtime error '438': Object doesn't support this property or

> method".
> > Anything in my code jump out at you as wrong?
> > Will
> > "Michael Bauer " wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >> You can use a public method in the workbook to make the form accessible.

> For
> >> instance, copy this into the Excel module ThisWorkbook:
> >
> >> Public Function ShowForm() As String
> >> ' show the form here, then maybe return what the user has entered
> >> ShowForm = "whatever"
> >> End Function
> >
> >> And this to Outlook:
> >
> >> Sub testxl()
> >> Dim Xl As Object
> >> Dim Wb As Object
> >> Set Xl = GetObject(, "excel.application")
> >> Set Wb = Xl.Workbooks(1)
> >> Wb.ShowForm()
> >> End Sub
> >
> >> > >> Best regards
> >> Michael Bauer
> >
> >> > >> > >>

> >
> >
> >> Am Wed, 16 Sep 2009 13:50:02 -0700 schrieb wpiet:
> >
> >>> I have an Outlook macro that opens & processes an Excel workbook.
> >>> That workbook contains a userform that has textboxes with ControlSources
> >>> assigned to cells in the workbook.
> >>> Can I use that Excel userform in the Outlook macro?
> >>
> >>> "frmFormName.Show" gives me "Compile error: Variable not defined"
> >>
> >>> Alternatively, if I have to create the userform in Outlook, how do I
> >> assign
> >>> the Excel workbook cells to the ControlSource for the textboxes?
> >>
> >>> The intention is to show the userform with the current values of the

> cells
> >>> in the textboxes, allow the user to change those values in the textboxes
> >> and
> >>> have them populate the assigned cells in the workbook.
> >>

>
 

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