vba excel built-in object question


New Member
Jul 17, 2009

When I type Worksheets("Sheet1") into the vba ide editor the intelisense shows "_Default(Index) as Object". My question for everyone is if worksheets are built-in objects then why can't you drill into built-in objects and get intelisense help.

For example, we all know the Range object exists off the worksheets object. However, if you type Worksheets("Sheet1"). and you would expect intelisense to popup with list objects off worksheets object so you can find range object. However, the ide does not do that.

The only way I have been working around this issue is dimming a variable as worksheet then doing the variablename. and the intelisense works like a charm. I am guessing that is because it is using early binding.

Can anyone tell me why the built-in objects do not work like local objects or is this behavior by design?



MrExcel MVP, Moderator
May 2, 2008
Office Version
365, 2019, 2016, 2010
Windows, MacOS
You will notice from what you posted that the Item method of the Worksheets collection returns an Object, not a Worksheet. That's why you don't get Intellisense. (Why it returns an Object I don't know; I can understand it with the Sheets collection since that could return a worksheet, chart sheet or macro sheet)

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