Hyperlink.Follow method (Excel)

Displays a cached document, if it's already been downloaded. Otherwise, this method resolves the hyperlink, downloads the target document, and displays the document in the appropriate application.


expression.Follow (NewWindow, AddHistory, ExtraInfo, Method, HeaderInfo)

expression A variable that represents a Hyperlink object.


Name Required/Optional Data type Description
NewWindow Optional Variant True to display the target application in a new window. The default value is False.
AddHistory Optional Variant Not used. Reserved for future use.
ExtraInfo Optional Variant A String or byte array that specifies additional information for HTTP to use to resolve the hyperlink. For example, you can use ExtraInfo to specify the coordinates of an image map, the contents of a form, or a FAT file name.
Method Optional Variant Specifies the way ExtraInfo is attached. Can be one of the MsoExtraInfoMethod constants.
HeaderInfo Optional Variant A String that specifies header information for the HTTP request. The default value is an empty string.


This example loads the document attached to the hyperlink on shape one on worksheet one.

Worksheets(1).Shapes(1).Hyperlink.Follow NewWindow:=True

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