How to: Programmatically Add New Worksheets to Workbooks

You can programmatically create a worksheet and then add the worksheet to the collection of worksheets in the workbook.

Applies to: The information in this topic applies to document-level projects and application-level projects for Excel 2013 and Excel 2010. For more information, see Features Available by Office Application and Project Type.

To add a new worksheet to a workbook in a document-level customization

  • Use the Add method of the Sheets collection.

    Dim newWorksheet As Excel.Worksheet
    newWorksheet = CType(Globals.ThisWorkbook.Worksheets.Add(), Excel.Worksheet)
    Excel.Worksheet newWorksheet;
    newWorksheet = (Excel.Worksheet)Globals.ThisWorkbook.Worksheets.Add();

    The new worksheet is a native Worksheet object and not a host item. If you want to add a Worksheet host item, you should add the worksheet at design time.

To add a new worksheet to a workbook in an application-level add-in

See Also


How to: Programmatically Delete Worksheets from Workbooks

How to: Programmatically Select Worksheets


Working with Worksheets

Host Items and Host Controls Overview

Automating Excel by Using Extended Objects

Global Access to Objects in Office Projects

Optional Parameters in Office Solutions