How to find code that uses Reference to Typelib Information (TLBINF32.DLL)

Hi Experts,

I have a project that I've been working on and off on for months and somewhere along the way, I added a Reference to Typelib Information (TLBINF32.DLL).  At this point, I can't remember why I made the Reference or if I still need it (it might have been a method I decided I didn't need anymore or found a better solution).  My question:, is there a way I can find code in this file that uses this Reference, if any?

I appreciate any insights.

Jeffrey SmithOwnerAsked:
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Why not try running your code without the reference?
Jeffrey SmithOwnerAuthor Commented:
Well, I figured I could do that but there's quite a bit of code in this project and I thought there might be a quicker way ...
dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.Commented:
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Search for the following string in your VBA code
New TLI.

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If you're interested, I used the TLI in an article:

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Jeffrey SmithOwnerAuthor Commented:
Thanks for posting dbrunton and aikimark.

I searched for both "InvokeHook" and "New TLI." and found neither.  

Is it safe to say that whatever code that once relied on the Reference no longer exists in the project now?

Next step is to remove the reference and see if it compiles cleanly
Jeffrey SmithOwnerAuthor Commented:
Ok, aikimark, I have removed the Reference and have a clean compile.  

Does this suggest I am good to go now, or is there a possibility this may come back to haunt me down the road?


If you have a clean compile, then any TLIB object use would have to come from a CreateObject() invocation.
Jeffrey SmithOwnerAuthor Commented:
There is no (active) CreateObject code in the project now ...

So, am I good to go now?
I should think so.  Have you tested the application?
Jeffrey SmithOwnerAuthor Commented:
I have been using parts of it, and no errors yet, so that's encouraging.

I will go ahead and close this out.

Thanks for your help, aikimark.

Jeffrey SmithOwnerAuthor Commented:
Thanks aikimark and dbrunton !
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