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WSH VBscript - How to determine MS Office version ?

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Using WSH VBscript with MS Word and Outlook.  Need to know what version of Office in use so the "CreateObject" will not fail.  

Example that works with older versions of Outlook:

     Set objOL = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")

Syntax required by Office 2003:

    Set objOL = CreateObject("Outlook.Application.11")

Thanks for any ideas.
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by:Anthony Perkins
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This works for me:
Set objOL = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
Msgbox objOL.version
Set objOL = Nothing
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by:mistert006
ID: 10808913
I need to know the Outlook version before doing the "CreateObject" or it will fail.

Thanks
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by:Anthony Perkins
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Good point, don't know.  You may have to search in the registry. Ouch!
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zzzzzooc earned 2000 total points
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Registry keys for them would be something such as below..

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Outlook.Application
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Outlook.Application.11

If the key exists, you should be able to create the object. There's also a CurVer sub-key that mentions which CLSID is the current one (updated one).

So within "Outlook.Application", if CurVer says "Outlook.Application.11", then it supports that.


Not sure if this helps or not.
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by:David Lee
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"Syntax required by Office 2003:   Set objOL = CreateObject("Outlook.Application.11")"

I have Office 2003 on my PC and I don't have to use that syntax.  The syntax below works just fine.

Set objOL = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
Wscript.Echo objol.version
Set objOl = Nothing
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by:aelatik
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Check it with a function :

If DetermineObject <> "" Then
  Dim X
  Set X = CreateObject(DetermineObject)
  MsgBox X.version
  Set X = Nothing
End If

Function DetermineObject()
  On Error Resume Next
  Dim NEW_OBJ: Set NEW_OBJ = CreateObject("Outlook.Application.11")
  Dim OLD_OBJ: Set OLD_OBJ = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
  If IsObject(NEW_OBJ) Then
    DetermineObject = "Outlook.Application.11"
  ElseIf IsObject(OLD_OBJ) Then
    DetermineObject = "Outlook.Application"
  Else
    DetermineObject = ""
  End If
End Function
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