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Exposing User Defined Types

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I am accessing the NT System Registry to obtain information and have put this function inside of a Class Module that I plan to access from several different programs I have written. I originally converted all of the information to string type, concatenated into one string, and returned that string from the Class Module. When instantiated, the Class Module returns the info as one long string. This works okay but is not real clean since the calling programs need to unpack the string back to the original parameters.

I thought that I would instead define a user type in the Class Module that would encapsulate all of the System Registry parameters that I needed and pass that user type to other calling programs.

Here is the problem. I can't seem to define a Class Module function return as a type "User Type" and at the same time make it Public so that external programs can get access to it.

Any ideas ?

Mike.
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DennisH earned 100 total points
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One simple solution would be to make it a class instead of a UDT.  Then just instantiate the class and set the properties and hand the newly created object off.
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Define it the UDT as public in a standard module.
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by:msturgeo
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This solution is simple and it does work. The only change I made was not to make the four System Registry parameters that my class module reads Private then if the registry read is succesful exposing those with four separate "Get" functions, three string returns and one Boolean to match the four parameter types.

Thanks.
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