How to: Close Workbooks
You can close the active workbook or you can specify a workbook to close.
Applies to: The information in this topic applies to document-level projects and application-level projects for Excel 2007 and Excel 2010. For more information, see Features Available by Office Application and Project Type.
Closing the Active Workbook
There are two procedures for closing the active workbook: one for document-level customizations and one for application-level add-ins.
To close the active workbook in a document-level customization
Call the Close method to close the workbook associated with the customization. To use the following code example, run it in the Sheet1 class in a document-level project for Excel.
Globals.ThisWorkbook.Close(false, missing, missing);
To close the active workbook in an application-level add-in
Call the Close method to close the active workbook. To use the following code example, run it in the ThisAddIn class in an application-level project for Excel.
this.Application.ActiveWorkbook.Close(false, missing, missing);
Closing a Workbook That You Specify By Name
The way that you close a workbook that you specify by name is the same for application-level add-ins and document-level customizations.
To close a workbook that you specify by name
Specify the workbook name as an argument to the Workbooks collection. The following code example assumes that a workbook named NewWorkbook is open in Excel.
object fileName = "NewWorkbook.xls"; Excel.Workbook workbook = this.Application.Workbooks.get_Item(fileName); workbook.Close(false, missing, missing);