How to: Programmatically hide worksheets

You can show or hide any worksheet in a workbook. To hide a worksheet, use the worksheet host item or access the worksheet by using the sheets collection of the workbook.

Applies to: The information in this topic applies to document-level projects and VSTO Add-in projects for Excel. For more information, see Features available by Office application and project type.

Use the worksheet host item

If the worksheet was added at design-time in a document-level customization, use the Visible property to hide the specified worksheet.

To hide a worksheet using a worksheet host item

  1. Set the Visible property of the Sheet1 host item to the xlSheetHidden enumeration value.

    Globals.Sheet1.Visible = Excel.XlSheetVisibility.xlSheetHidden;
    
    Globals.Sheet1.Visible = Excel.XlSheetVisibility.xlSheetHidden
    

Use the Sheets collection of the Excel workbook

Access worksheets through the Microsoft Office Excel Sheets collection in the following cases:

  • You want to hide a worksheet in a VSTO Add-in.

  • The worksheet that you want to hide was created at run time in a document-level customization.

To hide a worksheet using the Sheets collection of the Excel workbook

  1. Set the Visible property of the worksheet to the xlSheetHidden enumeration value.

    ((Excel.Worksheet) Globals.ThisWorkbook.Sheets[1])
        .Visible = Excel.XlSheetVisibility.xlSheetHidden;
    
    CType(Globals.ThisWorkbook.Sheets(1), Excel.Worksheet) _
        .Visible = Excel.XlSheetVisibility.xlSheetHidden
    

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