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How to find the class id of an arbitrary object? Example:Set x = CreateObject("New:{1C3B4210-F441-11CE-B9EA-00AA006B1A69}")

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Please, do not post tangents about whether today's goal is good, bad, fast, slow, brilliant or stupid.  I already had a bunch of those tangents here.  Strangely enough, that long winded discussion never mentioned createobject("New:{1C3B4210-F441-11CE-B9EA-00AA006B1A69}")  which I now believe might be a very useful construction.

My goal is to make vba code more portable by switching from early binding to late binding. I wanted to do this for ARBITRARY object types while keeping the object's methods and properties unchanged.  

For instance let us say I want to switch the following code to late binding.

Dim x as dataobject ' reference to ms forms 2.0 object library  which on my machine is c:\windows\syswow64\fm20.dll
set x = new dataobject

I accidentally found a webpage that showed the following alternative.
   dim x as object
  Set x = CreateObject("New:{1C3B4210-F441-11CE-B9EA-00AA006B1A69}")

How can intentionally find similar classids? For instance, can I transform the following
    dim x as new SHDocVw.ShellWindows
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