Dialogs Collection Object [Excel 2003 VBA Language Reference]


A collection of all the Dialog objects in Microsoft Excel. Each Dialog object represents a built-in dialog box. You cannot create a new built-in dialog box or add one to the collection. The only useful thing you can do with a Dialog object is use it with the Show method to display the dialog corresponding dialog box.

Using the Dialogs Collection

Use the Dialogs property to return the Dialogs collection. The following example displays the number of available built-in Microsoft Excel dialog boxes.

MsgBox Application.Dialogs.Count

Use Dialogs(index), where index is a built-in constant identifying the dialog box, to return a single Dialog object. The following example runs the built-in File Open dialog box.

dlgAnswer = Application.Dialogs(xlDialogOpen).Show

The Microsoft Excel Visual Basic object library includes built-in constants for many of the built-in dialog boxes. Each constant is formed from the prefix "xlDialog" followed by the name of the dialog box. For example, the Apply Names dialog box constant is xlDialogApplyNames, and the Find File dialog box constant is xlDialogFindFile. These constants are members of the XlBuiltinDialog enumerated type. For more information about the available constants, see Built-in Dialog Box Argument Lists .

Properties | Application Property | Count Property | Creator Property | Item Property | Parent Property

Parent Objects | Application

Child Objects | Dialog Object