How to set default type in Excel.Dialog object? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Office.FileDialog has FilterIndex property to set default type in the dialog. I have 

    Excel.Dialog dialog = _excelApp.Dialogs[Excel.XlBuiltInDialog.xlDialogSaveAs];

    and want to do something similar for Excel.Dialog, i.e. to set default save format. I see that there is no that kind of property for Excel.Dialog, is there another way I can set default save format? 

    Thursday, October 12, 2017 3:00 PM


  • Hi Davit93,

    You could set the default save format via setting args of the Dialog.Show Function. Args list for the Show  function is different according to the dialog type.

    According to Built-In Dialog Box Argument Lists, we could know we could custom document_text, type_num, prot_pwd, backup, write_res_pwd, read_only_rec for built-in save as dialog.

    So we need to change type_num to the type we want, we could know type_num list from here.

    For example, we want to save as the file as xlsm file, we could use


    Best Regards,


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    • Marked as answer by Davit93 Friday, October 13, 2017 7:28 AM
    Friday, October 13, 2017 2:45 AM