Excel : Reference : Object Model explained ?!?

HeinrichMREx

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Hi there,

Im trying to develop some Add-In for Excel (+ PPT) however, I often cannot understand the meaning / purpose of some of the object model methods and properties. Searching for the right method / properties really discourages me.

Do you know any reference which explains the purpose and the visual representation of the object model methods / properties ?

Why there are so many features of Excel which are doable over the mouse interface, are not possible to be done via programming?

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There aren't, in my experience, that many features that you can access via the UI that you cannot via code. Most of those that are not accessible don't really make a lot of sense to do in code anyway.
 

HeinrichMREx

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Thanks for answering the second question. Although, I do experience often such features (especially when you try to take control over charts and their data).
 

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Can you give some examples?
 

HeinrichMREx

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Apart the first question:
Do you know any reference which explains the purpose and the visual representation of the object model methods / properties ?
is also important.

Here an example for the 2nd question:
I cannot find any methods, which allow the selection of Excel Datasheets areas, so that it looks like this(with the color lines and dotes on the corner of the selections) ? :
Excel_Markup.jpg
 

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