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How to set header and footer in VB6

'====================================================================
' Tutorial 08
'
' This tutorial shows how to create an Excel file in VB6 (1)
' having multiple sheets (2). The first sheet is filled with data (3) 
' and the cells are formatted (4) and locked (5).
' The column header has comments (6) .
' The first worksheet has header & footer (7).
'====================================================================

VERSION 5.00
Begin VB.Form Form1 
    Caption         =   "Form1"
    ClientHeight    =   4590
    ClientLeft      =   60
    ClientTop       =   345
    ClientWidth     =   6885
    LinkTopic       =   "Form1"
    ScaleHeight     =   4590
    ScaleWidth      =   6885
    StartUpPosition =   3  'Windows Default
    Begin VB.Label Label1 
        AutoSize        =   -1  'True
        Height          =   100
        Left            =   0
        TabIndex        =   0
        Top             =   120
        Width           =   100
    End
End

Attribute VB_Name = "Form1"
Attribute VB_GlobalNameSpace = False
Attribute VB_Creatable = False
Attribute VB_PredeclaredId = True
Attribute VB_Exposed = False

Private Sub Form_Load()

    Alignment.Initialize
    Border.Initialize
    DataType.Initialize
    Color.Initialize
    Footer.Initialize
    Header.Initialize

    Me.Label1.Caption = "Tutorial 08" & vbCrLf & "---------------" & vbCrLf

    ' Create an instance of the class that exports Excel files (1)
    Set workbook = CreateObject("EasyXLS.ExcelDocument")

    ' Create two sheets (2)
    workbook.easy_addWorksheet_2 ("First tab")
    workbook.easy_addWorksheet_2 ("Second tab")

    ' Protect first sheet
    workbook.easy_getSheetAt(0).setSheetProtected (True)

    ' Get the table of data for the first worksheet (3)
    Set xlsFirstTable = workbook.easy_getSheetAt(0).easy_getExcelTable()

    ' Create the formatting style for the header
    Set xlsStyleHeader = CreateObject("EasyXLS.ExcelStyle")
    xlsStyleHeader.setFont ("Verdana")
    xlsStyleHeader.setFontSize (8)
    xlsStyleHeader.setItalic (True)
    xlsStyleHeader.setBold (True)
    xlsStyleHeader.setForeground (CLng(Color.COLOR_YELLOW))
    xlsStyleHeader.setBackground (CLng(Color.COLOR_BLACK))
    xlsStyleHeader.setBorderColors CLng(Color.COLOR_GRAY), CLng(Color.COLOR_GRAY), _
                                        CLng(Color.COLOR_GRAY), CLng(Color.COLOR_GRAY)
    xlsStyleHeader.setBorderStyles Border.BORDER_BORDER_MEDIUM, Border.BORDER_BORDER_MEDIUM, _
                                        Border.BORDER_BORDER_MEDIUM, Border.BORDER_BORDER_MEDIUM
    xlsStyleHeader.setHorizontalAlignment (Alignment.ALIGNMENT_ALIGNMENT_CENTER)
    xlsStyleHeader.setVerticalAlignment (Alignment.ALIGNMENT_ALIGNMENT_BOTTOM)
    xlsStyleHeader.setWrap (True)
    xlsStyleHeader.setDataType (DataType.DATATYPE_STRING)

    ' Add data in cells for report header
    For Column = 0 To 4
        xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(0, Column).setValue ("Column " & (Column + 1))
        xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(0, Column).setStyle (xlsStyleHeader)

        ' Add comment for report header cells (6)
        xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(0, Column).setComment_2 ("This is column no " & (Column + 1))
    Next
    xlsFirstTable.easy_getRowAt(0).setHeight (30)

    ' Create a formatting style for cells (4)
    Set xlsStyleData = CreateObject("EasyXLS.ExcelStyle")
    xlsStyleData.setHorizontalAlignment (Alignment.ALIGNMENT_ALIGNMENT_LEFT)
    xlsStyleData.setForeground (CLng(Color.COLOR_DARKGRAY))
    xlsStyleData.setWrap (False)
    '(5)
    xlsStyleData.setLocked (True)
    xlsStyleData.setDataType (DataType.DATATYPE_STRING)

    ' Add data in cells for report values
    For row = 0 To 99
        For Column = 0 To 4
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(row + 1, Column).setValue ( _
                    "Data " & (row + 1) & ", " & (Column + 1))
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(row + 1, Column).setStyle (xlsStyleData)
        Next
    Next

    ' Set column widths
    xlsFirstTable.setColumnWidth_2 0, 70
    xlsFirstTable.setColumnWidth_2 1, 100
    xlsFirstTable.setColumnWidth_2 2, 70
    xlsFirstTable.setColumnWidth_2 3, 100
    xlsFirstTable.setColumnWidth_2 4, 70

    ' Add header on center section (7)
    Set xlsFirstTab = workbook.easy_getSheetAt(0)
    xlsFirstTab.easy_getHeaderAt_2(Header.HEADER_POSITION_CENTER).InsertSingleUnderline
    xlsFirstTab.easy_getHeaderAt_2(Header.HEADER_POSITION_CENTER).InsertFile
    xlsFirstTab.easy_getHeaderAt_2(Header.HEADER_POSITION_CENTER).InsertValue ( _
            " - How to create header and footer")

    ' Add header on right section
    xlsFirstTab.easy_getHeaderAt_2(Header.HEADER_POSITION_RIGHT).InsertDate
    xlsFirstTab.easy_getHeaderAt_2(Header.HEADER_POSITION_RIGHT).InsertValue (" ")
    xlsFirstTab.easy_getHeaderAt_2(Header.HEADER_POSITION_RIGHT).InsertTime

    ' Add footer on center section
    xlsFirstTab.easy_getFooterAt_2(Footer.FOOTER_POSITION_CENTER).InsertPage
    xlsFirstTab.easy_getFooterAt_2(Footer.FOOTER_POSITION_CENTER).InsertValue (" of ")
    xlsFirstTab.easy_getFooterAt_2(Footer.FOOTER_POSITION_CENTER).InsertPages

    ' Export Excel file
    Me.Label1.Caption = Me.Label1.Caption & vbCrLf & "Writing file C:\Samples\Tutorial08.xlsx"
    workbook.easy_WriteXLSXFile ("C:\Samples\Tutorial08.xlsx")

    ' Confirm export of Excel file
    If workbook.easy_getError() = "" Then
        Me.Label1.Caption = Me.Label1.Caption & vbCrLf & "File successfully created."
    Else
        Me.Label1.Caption = Me.Label1.Caption & vbCrLf & "Error: " & workbook.easy_getError()
    End If

    ' Dispose memory
    workbook.Dispose
End Sub

Overloaded methods
For methods with same name but different parameters, only the first method overload retains the original name. Subsequent overloads are uniquely renamed by appending to the method name '_2', '_3', etc (method, method_2, method_3), an integer that corresponds to the order of declaration that can be found in EasyXLS.h, a file that comes with EasyXLS installation.

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