troubleshooting Question

switch 'set x = new xxxx.yyyyy' to late binding for arbitrary object types

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rberkeFlag for United States of America asked on
Microsoft AccessVisual Basic ClassicMicrosoft Excel
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I have posted a snippet of some working code.

Right now the only way to make it work is to set a reference to "microsoft internet controls".    I want the code to be portable, so I tried to use late binding to eliminate the need for a reference.  I can't figure out what to put into the createobject.  line 13 fails

Function QuitIE() As Long
 ' returns number of quits performed  (up to 50)
     Dim shellWins As Object '  SHDocVw.ShellWindows

' this works  Set shellWins = New SHDocVw.ShellWindows
    Set shellWins = CreateObject("Shell.Application")  '<===== (1) does NOT WORK
     Dim explorer As SHDocVw.InternetExplorer    ' (2) changing this to As Object does not help

    Dim repeat As Boolean
        repeat = False
       ' next line fails object does not support this method
        For Each explorer In shellWins

I will give points to whoever can solve this particular problem.
But, I will give the Accepted Answer to anyone that can give me a general answer, In other words I want  to be able to change working code from
       set x = new wwwwwww.xxxxxx      
into set x = createobject ("yyyyy.zzzzz") where w,x,y and z are anything
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