PowerPoint "Set" Statements

Learn VBA Macros From Microsoft PowerPoint Code Vault Snippets

What This VBA Code Does

When first learning how to code VBA for PowerPoint, it was a real struggle for me forget everything I knew about coding VBA for Excel and understand the hierarchy for PowerPoint.  Hopefully this can serve as a cheat sheet on how to navigate to the different classes within PowerPoint's VBA language.

Sub Set_Statements()

'PURPOSE: Show How To Set Variables to Various PowerPoint Classes
'SOURCE: www.TheSpreadsheetGuru.com

Dim Sld As Slide
Dim Obj As Object
Dim PPT As Presentation

'Set Variable to an Active Slide
    Set Sld = Application.ActiveWindow.View.Slide

'Set Variable to a Selected Object (ie Shape, Textbox, picture, etc...)
    Set Obj = ActiveWindow.Selection.ShapeRange

'Set Variable to an Active Presentation
    Set PPT = Application.ActivePresentation
End Sub

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