• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 542
  • Last Modified:

convert excel vba code from 2003 version to 2007

I have an excel 2003 form with extensive VBA code and forms.  My agency is upgrading to Windows 7 with Office 2007.  My code doesn't work with Excel 2007.  Where can I go to learn the coding differences between Excel 2003 and Excel 2007.

I have found examples of specific code changes here on the forum - but, I can't find a general guide on what changes are necessary.  I need to start somewhere and have no idea where to look!
0
shaneaustex
Asked:
shaneaustex
2 Solutions
 
Rory ArchibaldCommented:
Most code should work the same. Application.Filesearch has been removed (well, disabled) but other than that it's mostly stuff that has been added. The chart engine has changed but is, at least in theory, backward compatible although it has some strange quirks. What sort of problems have you run into?
0
 
rspahitzCommented:
Yeah, the only problems I had were where I made calls to the 32-bit version in a Declare statement; it didn't work on the 64-bit version and I didn't know what the 64-bit signature looked like.  I guess I should check MSDN.com for that.
0
 
Rory ArchibaldCommented:
That would be 2010 rather than 2007, though?
Mostly just adding PtrSafe and converting any longs that refer to memory addresses to LongPtr.
0
Concerto Cloud for Software Providers & ISVs

Can Concerto Cloud Services help you focus on evolving your application offerings, while delivering the best cloud experience to your customers? From DevOps to revenue models and customer support, the answer is yes!

Learn how Concerto can help you.

 
rspahitzCommented:
Thanks Rory...I'll open up a separate question for you to help with that...
0
 
rspahitzCommented:
I added this question for myself...linking it here since Shane might also find it useful

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Office_Suites/MS_Office/Excel/Q_26861564.html
0
 
shaneaustexAuthor Commented:
I confirmed that my agency is going to Office 2007.  I am hoping there is a guide somewhere that explains the difference - then I could go through my code line by line and look for what needed to be changed...

This is difficult for me to trouble shoot while I'm at work (I'm a cop and only have my issued laptop with Office 2003).  So, I have to wait till I can get home and open the document in Office 2007 to explain the issues.  I was hoping I could locate a guide online, make the changes while I'm at work, and troubleshoot the changes at home.....
0
 
Rory ArchibaldCommented:
Excel 2007 Help will tell you what's new but, to be honest, most of the code I have seen breaking, should not break - it's often chart related, and the fix usually involves turning screenupdating back on while processing the chart.
0
 
mlmccCommented:
This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See my comment at the end of the question for more details.
0

Featured Post

Vote for the Most Valuable Expert

It’s time to recognize experts that go above and beyond with helpful solutions and engagement on site. Choose from the top experts in the Hall of Fame or on the right rail of your favorite topic page. Look for the blue “Nominate” button on their profile to vote.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now