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FollowHyperlink Method [Excel 2003 VBA Language Reference]

Displays a cached document, if it's already been downloaded. Otherwise, this method resolves the hyperlink, downloads the target document, and displays the document in the appropriate application.

expression**.FollowHyperlink(Address**, SubAddress, NewWindow, AddHistory, ExtraInfo, Method, HeaderInfo)

expression Required. An expression that returns a Workbook object.

Address   Required String. The address of the target document.

SubAddress   Optional Variant. The location within the target document. The default value is the empty string.

NewWindow   Optional Variant. True to display the target application in a new window. The default value is False.

AddHistory   Optional Variant. Not used. Reserved for future use.

ExtraInfo   Optional Variant. A String or byte array that specifies additional information for HTTP to use to resolve the hyperlink. For example, you can use ExtraInfo to specify the coordinates of an image map, the contents of a form, or a FAT file name.


MsoExtraInfoMethod type can be one of these MsoExtraInfoMethod constants.
msoMethodGet. ExtraInfo is a String that's appended to the address.
msoMethodPost. ExtraInfo is posted as a String or byte array.

HeaderInfo   Optional Variant. A String that specifies header information for the HTTP request. The defaut value is an empty string.


This example loads the document at in a new window and adds it to the History folder.

ActiveWorkbook.FollowHyperlink Address:="", _

Applies to | Workbook Object

See Also | Follow Method | SheetFollowHyperlink Event