When foreach in Excel goes wrong

This seems like a reasonable piece of code:

For Each oCell As Excel.Range In Me.Range("a1:b5")
oCell.Value = "test"

so does this:

foreach Excel.CustomProperty prop in worksheet.CustomProperties

Unfortunately, when you run this code you will get a "Missing member" exception. Some collections in Excel can't be "for-eached" over. To do "foreach" the CLR has to get an enumerator from the collection. The CLR and CLR interop expect to find a _NewEnum member method on the collection. Some Excel collections have a _NewEnum member that is implemented as a property and not a method.

There is a KB on this issue: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=328347

Clearly this is not happy, but there is a work around--use a for next loop and get members of the collection using Item with a 1-based index.

Hopefully, this is an issue we will get fixed in VS 2005 so that all Excel collections, even the ones that have a _NewEnum member that is a property, can be for-eached.