Worksheet.Controls Property


Gets the collection of managed controls that are contained on the worksheet.

public Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.ControlCollection Controls { get; }

Property Value


A ControlCollection that contains all the managed controls on the worksheet.


The following code example uses the Controls property to add a Button to the current worksheet.

This example is for an application-level add-in.

private void AddButton()
    Worksheet vstoWorksheet = Globals.Factory.GetVstoObject(
    System.Windows.Forms.Button button1 = 
        vstoWorksheet.Controls.AddButton(50, 50, 150, 50, "button1");
Private Sub AddButton()

    Dim NativeWorksheet As Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Worksheet =
    Dim vstoWorksheet As Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.Worksheet =

    Dim button1 As System.Windows.Forms.Button = _
        vstoWorksheet.Controls.AddButton(50, 50, 150, 50, "button1")
End Sub 'AddButton


A worksheet in an Office solution can contain Windows Forms controls and host controls. For more information, see Controls on Office Documents.

To manage the controls on a worksheet at run time, use the methods and properties of the ControlCollection object returned by the Controls property. For more information, see Adding Controls to Office Documents at Run Time

Applies to