Sheets Object (Excel)

A collection of all the sheets in the specified or active workbook.


The Sheets collection can contain Chart or Worksheet objects.

The Sheets collection is useful when you want to return sheets of any type. If you need to work with sheets of only one type, see the object topic for that sheet type.


Use the Sheets property to return the Sheets collection. The following example prints all sheets in the active workbook.


Use the Add method to create a new sheet and add it to the collection. The following example adds two chart sheets to the active workbook, placing them after sheet two in the workbook.

Sheets.Add type:=xlChart, count:=2, after:=Sheets(2)

Use Sheets(index), where index is the sheet name or index number, to return a single Chart or Worksheet object. The following example activates the sheet named "sheet1."


Use Sheets(array) to specify more than one sheet. The following example moves the sheets named "Sheet4" and "Sheet5" to the beginning of the workbook.

Sheets(Array("Sheet4", "Sheet5")).Move before:=Sheets(1)

See Also


Excel Object Model Reference

Sheets Object Members