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Detect All Versions of XML On Client Machine

Posted on 2005-02-25
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
I need to detect ALL working versions of MSXML on a client machine using PURE Visual Basic.  Here is what I have so far:

Private Sub Form_Load()
   Dim szMsg As String
   If CheckParser("Msxml.DOMDocument") Then
     szMsg = "MSXML Installed"
   End If
   MsgBox szMsg

Function CheckParser(ByVal szProgId) As Boolean
   On Error GoTo Err_Handler
   Dim oXML As Variant
   CheckParser = True
   Set oXML = CreateObject(szProgId)
   Exit Function
   CheckParser = False
   Resume Err_Exit
End Function
Question by:Hepen
1 Comment
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Accepted Solution

aelatik earned 2000 total points
ID: 13409719
You are on the right track, you only need to loop through versions.

Private Sub Form_Load()
    Debug.Print CheckParserInVersions("MSXML", "DOMDOCUMENT", 5)
End Sub

Function CheckParserInVersions(ObjName As String, ObjType As String, VersionCount As Integer) As String
    Dim i As Integer
    Dim Buffer As String
    Dim Version As String
    For i = 1 To 5
        If i > 1 Then Version = i Else Version = ""
        On Error Resume Next
        If IsObject(CreateObject(ObjName & Version & "." & ObjType)) Then
            If Err.Number > 0 Then
                Buffer = Buffer & ObjName & Version & "." & ObjType & " does not exist !" & vbCrLf
                On Error GoTo 0
                Buffer = Buffer & ObjName & Version & "." & ObjType & " exists !" & vbCrLf
            End If
        End If
    CheckParserInVersions = Buffer
End Function

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