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Read the "Options, Tab Width" setting of the the VBE Options from VBA?

Posted on 2016-09-18
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How to read this, please?

It's at the menu: Tools, Options, Editor, Tab Width. This setting I wish to read. Default value is 4:
VBE
My guess was that it could be found somewhere under the VBE object, but that seems not to be the case.

/gustav
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I like to change that one too, gustav ;) ~

Set Visual Basic Environment Options
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/gg264737.aspx
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John Tsioumpris earned 2000 total points
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I don't think you can access this setting under VBA.
There is a setting set in registry
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VBA\6.0\Common]
You will see a TabWidth which you can modify
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by:Gustav Brock
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Thanks John, that's it. (Crystal, that link is for the UI only).

Two things to add:

[list]This registry entry does not exist by default. It is created first time you change the setting.[/list]
[list]For Access 2016, the path is: ..\VBA\7.1\Common[/list]

However, and strangely, property [b]VBE.Version[/b] reports 7.01, not 7.1 so you have to find the path perhaps like this:

    VbeVersion = Replace(VBE.Version, "0", "")

or, though doubtful, in case of an upcoming version 10:

    VbeVersion = Split(VBE.Version, ".")(0) & "." & CStr(Val(Split(VBE.Version, ".")(1)))

/gustav
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by:John Tsioumpris
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Good observations Gustav....i found it by searching through ProcMon
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here is a link for setting it using visual studio -- called tab size
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/awdwz11a.aspx
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