ControlCollection.AddPropertyGrid Method (Range, String)

Adds a new PropertyGrid control to the worksheet at the range specified.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel
Assembly:  Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.v9.0 (in Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.v9.0.dll)


Public Function AddPropertyGrid ( _
    range As Range, _
    name As String _
) As PropertyGrid
Dim instance As ControlCollection
Dim range As Range
Dim name As String
Dim returnValue As PropertyGrid

returnValue = instance.AddPropertyGrid(range, _
public PropertyGrid AddPropertyGrid(
    Range range,
    string name


Return Value

Type: Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.Controls.PropertyGrid


Exception Condition

The name or range argument is nulla null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic), or the name argument has zero length.


A control with the same name is already in the ControlCollection instance.


The range that was specified is not valid. Multi-area ranges cannot be used. The range should be on the same worksheet as the ControlCollection instance.


The AddPropertyGrid method enables you to add PropertyGrid objects to the end of the ControlCollection. To remove a PropertyGrid control that was previously added programmatically, use the Remove() method.

The control automatically resizes when the range is resized.


The following code example adds a PropertyGrid control to cells A1 through C12 and a Button control to cell A14. It then displays the properties of the button in the PropertyGrid.

    Private Sub ExcelRangeAddPropertyGrid()
        Dim PropertyGrid1 As Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel. _
            Controls.PropertyGrid = Me.Controls. _
            AddPropertyGrid(Me.Range("A1", "C12"), _

        Dim Button1 As Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel. _
            Controls.Button = Me.Controls.AddButton( _
            Me.Range("A14"), "Button1")

        Button1.Text = "OK"
        PropertyGrid1.SelectedObject = Button1

    End Sub

private void ExcelRangeAddPropertyGrid()
         propertyGrid1 = this.Controls.AddPropertyGrid(
         this.Range["A1", "C12"], "propertyGrid1");

    Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.Controls.Button button1 =
        this.Controls.AddButton(this.Range["A14", missing],
    button1.Text = "OK";

    propertyGrid1.SelectedObject = button1;

.NET Framework Security

See Also


ControlCollection Class

ControlCollection Members

AddPropertyGrid Overload

Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel Namespace