VBA - Visual Basic for Applications

Actually you can list all worksheet names in a workbook using the object path Workbook.Worksheets(index).Name.

I needed to have the names as strings in a VBA.Collection, so I developed a little function collecting the names.

' @Author - Alexander Bolte
' @Change Date - 26.12.2013
' @Description - Creates a list of all sheet names in given workbook.
' @Param wrk - Excel workbook the sheet name collection should be created from.
' @Returns - VBA.Collection holding all sheet names from given Microsoft Excel workbook.
Public Function getSheetNamesFromWorkbook(ByRef wrk As Workbook) As VBA.Collection
Dim i As Integer
Dim sheetNames As New VBA.Collection

On Error GoTo errHandle:

For i = 1 To wrk.Worksheets.Count
sheetNames.Add wrk.Worksheets(i).Name
Next i

If Err.Number <> 0 Then
End If

Set getSheetNamesFromWorkbook = sheetNames
End Function

The following function checks, if a worksheet is existing under a given name in a provided workbook object.

Source Code

' @Author - Alexander Bolte
' @Description - Checking, if a worksheet is existing in given workbook under given name.
' @Param wrk - an object of type Workbook.
' @Param name - a String holding the name of the worksheet existance should be checked for.
' @Returns - true, if worksheet exists under given name, else false.
Public Function worksheetExists(ByRef wrk As Workbook, ByVal name As String) As Boolean
Dim ret As Boolean
Dim tmp As Worksheet

On Error GoTo errHandle:

Set tmp = wrk.Worksheets(name)
ret = Not (tmp Is Nothing)

If Err.Number <> 0 Then
ret = False
End If

Set tmp = Nothing
worksheetExists = ret
End Function

This function copies used range of handed worksheet and replaces it with values only.

Source Code

' @Author - Alexander Bolte
' @ChangeDate - 2014-10-09
' @Description - Copy / Pasting contents of handed Worksheets UsedRange
' as values into the same range.
' @Param trg - a Worksheet object holding data.
' @Remarks -
' UsedRange of worksheet will be overwritten by itself pasting only values and nothing else.
' Formulas will be lost.
Public Function copyPasteWorksheetValues(ByRef trg As Worksheet)
    trg.UsedRange.PasteSpecial xlPasteValues
End Function


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Some development tasks reoccur for every customer. Since I am a lazy bum it will be nice to have a central source where I can reuse source code from.

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