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    Posting an HTML table in a forum thread

    UPDATE: - Thanks to sktneer and Doc.AElstein for tweaks making this tool more universally compatible.
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    Sometimes you merely want to show visually something you're discussing in the thread, an excerpt from one of your sheets... without posting an entire workbook.

    Data Range
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    F
    G
    1
    [TRC]
    [TKWSN]
    2
    1st Retirees
    Blue Man Group
    3
    1st Benefits
    101st Irregulars
    4
    5
    1st Pick
    Result
    6
    [TRC]
    1st Retirees

    This is how I do it. I store all this code in my Personal.xlsb file and created a button on my ribbon to the CopyRngToHTML which actually calls the other stuff.
    PHP Code: 
    Option Explicit

    #If VBA7 Then 'The hash symbols represent a preprocessor command, which are commands that are processed prior to compilation
    Declare PtrSafe Function GlobalUnlock Lib "kernel32" (ByVal hMem As Long) As Long
    Declare PtrSafe Function GlobalLock Lib "kernel32" (ByVal hMem As Long) As Long
    Declare PtrSafe Function GlobalAlloc Lib "kernel32" (ByVal wFlags As LongByVal dwBytes As Long) As Long
    Declare PtrSafe Function CloseClipboard Lib "User32" () As Long
    Declare PtrSafe Function OpenClipboard Lib "User32" (ByVal hwnd As Long) As Long
    Declare PtrSafe Function EmptyClipboard Lib "User32" () As Long
    Declare PtrSafe Function lstrcpy Lib "kernel32" (ByVal lpString1 As AnyByVal lpString2 As Any) As Long
    Declare PtrSafe Function SetClipboardData Lib "User32" (ByVal wFormat As LongByVal hMem As Long) As Long
    #Else
    Declare Function GlobalUnlock Lib "kernel32" (ByVal hMem As Long) As Long
    Declare Function GlobalLock Lib "kernel32" (ByVal hMem As Long) As Long
    Declare Function GlobalAlloc Lib "kernel32" (ByVal wFlags As LongByVal dwBytes As Long) As Long
    Declare Function CloseClipboard Lib "User32" () As Long
    Declare Function OpenClipboard Lib "User32" (ByVal hwnd As Long) As Long
    Declare Function EmptyClipboard Lib "User32" () As Long
    Declare Function lstrcpy Lib "kernel32" (ByVal lpString1 As AnyByVal lpString2 As Any) As Long
    Declare Function SetClipboardData Lib "User32" (ByVal wFormat As LongByVal hMem As Long) As Long
    #End If

    Public Const GHND = &H42
    Public Const CF_TEXT 1
    Public Const MAXSIZE 4096

    Sub CopyRngToHTML
    ()
    Dim DataObj As ObjectstrTable As String
        Set DataObj 
    GetObject("New:{1C3B4210-F441-11CE-B9EA-00AA006B1A69}")
        
    Application.CutCopyMode False
        strTable 
    RngToHTML(Selection)
        
    ClipBoard_SetData (strTable)
    End Sub


    Function ClipBoard_SetData(MyString As String)
       
    Dim hGlobalMemory As LonglpGlobalMemory As Long
       Dim hClipMemory 
    As LongAs Long
     
       hGlobalMemory 
    GlobalAlloc(GHNDLen(MyString) + 1)         'Allocate moveable global memory.
       lpGlobalMemory = GlobalLock(hGlobalMemory)                   '
    Lock the block to get a far pointer to this memory.
       
    lpGlobalMemory lstrcpy(lpGlobalMemoryMyString)           'Copy the string to this global memory.
       If GlobalUnlock(hGlobalMemory) <> 0 Then                     '
    Unlock the memory.
          
    MsgBox "Could not unlock memory location. Copy aborted."
          
    GoTo OutOfHere2
       End 
    If
       If 
    OpenClipboard(0&) = 0 Then                                'Open the Clipboard to copy data to.
          MsgBox "Could not open the Clipboard. Copy aborted."
          Exit Function
       End If
       X = EmptyClipboard()                                         '
    Clear the Clipboard.
       
    hClipMemory SetClipboardData(CF_TEXThGlobalMemory)       'Copy the data to the Clipboard.
     
    OutOfHere2:
       If CloseClipboard() = 0 Then MsgBox "Could not close Clipboard."
    End Function

    Private Function RngToHTML(rInput As Range, Optional bHeaders As Boolean = True) As String
       Dim rRow As Range, rCell As Range, sReturn As String, strAux As String, strColor As String
       Dim strAlign As String
       sReturn = "[Table=""class: grid""]"
       If bHeaders Then
          sReturn = sReturn & "[tr][td] [/td]"
          For Each rCell In rInput.Rows(1).Cells
             sReturn = sReturn & "[td][CENTER][b]" & ColLetters(rCell.Column) & "[/b][/CENTER][/td]"
          Next rCell
          sReturn = sReturn & "[/tr]"
       End If
       For Each rRow In rInput.Rows
          sReturn = sReturn & vbNewLine & "[tr]"
          If bHeaders Then
             sReturn = sReturn & "[td][CENTER][b]" & rRow.Row & "[/b][/CENTER][/td]"
          End If
          For Each rCell In rRow.Cells
             Select Case VarType(rCell.Value2)
                Case 8          '
    String
                   strAlign 
    "LEFT"
                
    Case 1011     'Error or Boolean
                   strAlign = "CENTER"
                Case Else       '
    Others
                   strAlign 
    "RIGHT"
             
    End Select
             strAux 
    Right("000000" Hex(rCell.Font.Color), 6)
             
    strColor "#" Right(strAux2) & Mid(strAux32) & Left(strAux2)
             
    sReturn sReturn "[td][COLOR=""" strColor """][" strAlign "]" _
                       rCell
    .Text "[/" strAlign "][/COLOR][/td]"
          
    Next rCell
          sReturn 
    sReturn "[/tr]" vbNewLine
       Next rRow
       sReturn 
    sReturn "[/table]"
       
    RngToHTML "Data Range" vbNewLine sReturn
    End 
    Function

    Private Function 
    ColLetters(lCol As Long) As String
        With ActiveSheet
    .Columns(lCol)
            
    ColLetters Left(.Address(FalseFalse), InStr(.Address(FalseFalse), ":") - 1)
        
    End With
    End 
    Function 

    Not remembering if they were important or not, I made a note of the TOOLS > REFERENCES I have selected in my system and they are:

    [x] Visual Basic for Applications
    [x] Microsoft Excel 14.0 Object Library
    [x] OLE Automation
    [x] Microsoft Office 14.0 Object Library
    Last edited by JBeaucaire; 06-23-2015 at 09:29 AM. Reason: Updated the SET DataObject method

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    Re: Posting an HTML table in a thread

    I amended post #1 to include the current references I have active in my VBEditor.

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    How I create a PERSONAL.XLSB for the first time:
    1) Press the Record Macro button

    2) In the initial popup window select:
    Store Macro in: Personal Macro Workbook

    3) Click OK, then click a few random cells, then stop the macro recorder.

    4) Open the VBEditor and you will have a new PERSONAL.XLS (or .XLSB) project available. Open the Module1 in that VBAproject.

    5) Erase the recorded content, paste in the macros you're wanting available all the time.

    6) CTRL-S to save your changes

    7) Exit the VBAeditor and CLOSE Excel. If you are reminded that your Personal workbook has been changed and offer to save changes, DO save them.

    8) Reopen Excel and your macros are there.

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    How I added a button to my ribbon (2010+):
    1) Right-click an empty spot anywhere on the current ribbon and select Customize the Ribbon

    2) On the right side Customize the ribbon - Main Tabs - Developer

    3) Right-click the main tab, I used Developer, and select Add New Group - name it MyTools

    4) On the left Choose Commands from - Macros, find your macro and select it, then click the ADD button in the middle

    5) Your macro is now on the right in the new MyTools group, right-click on it and select Rename to give it a unique toolbar name and select your icon


    ==========
    ADD a quick access symbol XL 2007 and XL 2010:
    1) Right-click in the upper command Tab Bar XL 2007, anywhere on the current ribbon XL 2010 and select customize Quick Access Toolbar

    2) On the right side of the Excel Option Dialogue Box that should come up, select in the upper right Dropdown list ,( customize Quick Access Toolbar), For all documents if it is not already selected.

    3) On the left upper drop down box ( Choose Commands from) select - Macros, if it is not already selected.

    4) The large box below should now show all available Macros. Find your macro and select it, then click the ADD button in the middle

    5) Select finally OK below in the main Excel Option Dialogue box.
    Last edited by JBeaucaire; 06-23-2015 at 09:41 AM.

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    Re: Posting an HTML table in a forum thread

    . Hi JBeaucaire,
    . As you have deleted many of the posts from yesterday in this thread could I just again
    . 1) acknowledge the help from Jan Karel Pieterse:
    http://www.jkp-ads.com/articles/apideclarations.asp
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    . 2) Note the discussed late and Early Binding variation Possibilities:
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    Re: Posting an HTML table in a forum thread

    The technique is not helpful to rank the website using HTML use CSS code.

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    Re: Posting an HTML table in a forum thread

    Quote Originally Posted by jackluter View Post
    The technique is not helpful to rank the website using HTML use CSS code.
    jackluter, your post has nothing to do with this thread, and doesn't make sense here. Please ensure that your comments are on topic.
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    Re: Posting an HTML table in a forum thread

    Quote Originally Posted by awesome View Post
    jac kluter, your post has nothing to do with this thread, and doesn't make sense here.....
    He is Jack Clutter ... LOl!!

    P.S. I have collected a whole bunch of codes similar to the one discussed here.
    These codes are for putting a BB CODE of a table based on a spreadsheet range selection into the clipboard. ( This you can then paste into a forum post , which will produce a Table in the Post after posting which looks like the spreadsheet range and from which you can copy and paste back into a spreadsheet ).
    I add to this collection from time to time , and keep the file at this link updated:
    “MollyBBCodes.xlsm” https://app.box.com/s/zhz7awdag4nl1zs6564s9zzcwp50e4w9
    ________________( Check April 2017 https://app.box.com/s/zhz7awdag4nl1zs6564s9zzcwp50e4w9 )

    I have also attached the most recent version.

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    Re: Posting an HTML table in a forum thread

    Quote Originally Posted by JBeaucaire View Post
    PHP Code: 
    Sub CopyRngToHTML()
    Dim DataObj As ObjectstrTable As String
        Set DataObj 
    GetObject("New:{1C3B4210-F441-11CE-B9EA-00AA006B1A69}")
        
    Application.CutCopyMode False
        strTable 
    RngToHTML(Selection)
        
    ClipBoard_SetData (strTable)
    End Sub 
    Jerry--DataObj is declared and set but never referenced. What is it and what kind of object is created in this call?

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    Re: Posting an HTML table in a forum thread

    MSForms.DataObject
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    Re: Posting an HTML table in a forum thread

    Adding the cell background color to the VBA would be nice too.

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    Re: Posting an HTML table in a forum thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Gregor y View Post
    Adding the cell background color to the VBA would be nice too.
    Making the following modification to the code will do that:
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