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How do I late bind MS XMl, v6.0 in MS Access 2007?

Posted on 2013-01-19
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I have a function the retrieves the users IP address from a web site. The problem is, for this to work I would have to add a reference to Microsoft XML, 6.0 (msxml6.dll). I do not want to do that as it will cause problems with deployment. I don't not completely understand late binding be it sounds like what I am looking for.

Private Sub GetUserIP_Click()
    Dim strIP As String
    Dim strText As String
    Dim lngPos1 As Long
    Dim lngPos2 As Long
     
    Dim httpReq As New MSXML2.XMLHTTP60
    ' fetch the data
   
    httpReq.Open "Get", "http://www.whatsmyip.us", False
    httpReq.send
    strText = httpReq.responseText
    ' find the location of the IP address in the response
    lngPos1 = InStr(strText, "Your IP is:")
    ' calculate the position of the first digit
    lngPos1 = lngPos1 + 99
    ' find the location of the closing tag
    lngPos2 = InStr(lngPos1, strText, "<")
    ' extract the IP
    strIP = Mid(strText, lngPos1, lngPos2 - lngPos1)
    ' report to user
    MsgBox strIP
End Sub
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Question by:seanlhall
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Norie earned 500 total points
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Replace this,
Dim httpReq As New MSXML2.XMLHTTP60

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with this.
Dim httpReq As Object

    Set httpReq = CreateObject("MSXML2.XMLHTTP60")

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by:peter57r
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Just to be sure you're clear on one point...(sorry if this is grandmother and eggs )
Using late binding doesn't mean that you avoid using that dll.  It just means that Access doesn't care which version of the dll is installed.
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by:seanlhall
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I made the changes but got the following error.

Run-time error '429'
ActiveX componet cant create object.
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by:seanlhall
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I got it to work. I change it to this:

Dim httpReq As Object

 Set httpReq = CreateObject("MSXML2.XMLHTTP") 

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by:Norie
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Sorry about that, forgot to leave out the 60 part.

I think that indicates the version.
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You also must be sure to use ONLY those components of that library which are available in the user's version. As  peter indicates, Late Binding will help if you're not sure what VERSION you're dealing  with, but it doesn't absolve you of some due diligence regarding syntax and versions. If you're sure that all users are running at least Version4.0 of a library, for example, you can make sure your code is compliant with 4.0 - which means you can't make use of features introduced AFTER Version 4.0. If you have no idea what version your users will be running, then you must be sure to make it compliant with ALL versions of the library (which means no new features introduced after Version 1)
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