CreateObject Method

Creates an Automation object of the specified class. If the application is already running, CreateObject will create a new instance.

This method is provided so that other applications can be automated from Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript) 1.0, which did not include a CreateObject method. CreateObject has been included in VBScript version 2.0 and later. This method should not be used to automate Microsoft Outlook from VBScript.

Note  The CreateObject methods commonly used in the example code within this Help file (available when you click "Example") are made available by Microsoft Visual Basic or Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). These examples do not use the same CreateObject method that is implemented as part of the object model in Outlook.


*expression    * Required. An expression that returns an Application object.

ObjectName    Required String. The class name of the object to create. For information about valid class names, see OLE Programmatic Identifiers .


This VBScript example uses the Open event of the item to access Microsoft Internet Explorer and display the Web page.

Sub Item_Open()
   Set Web = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application")
   Web.Visible = True
   Web.Navigate ""
End Sub

This VBScript example uses the Click event of a CommandButton control on the item to access Microsoft Word and open a document in the root directory named "Resume.doc".

Sub CommandButton1_Click()
    Set Word = Application.CreateObject("Word.Application")
    Word.Visible = True
End Sub

Applies to | Application Object

See Also | Application Property