Upgrading from Office 2013 to Windows 10: API call to 'kernel32'

I want to upgrade an existing Office 2013 32 bit application to Windows 10. But the library 'kernel32' does not exist anymore. How do I upgrade this?


Private Declare Function GetPrivateProfileString Lib "kernel32" Alias "GetPrivateProfileStringA" _
        (ByVal lpApplicationName As String, ByVal lpKeyName As Any, _
        ByVal lpDefault As String, ByVal lpReturnedString As String, ByVal nSize As Long, _
        ByVal lpFileName As String) As Long
Frans_TruyensAsked:
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Michael PfisterCommented:
Can't check here. Imho it should be still there but the API is stone age. Its used to read from an INI file.
I'd change the stuff to store/retrieve the settings from the Windows registry.

i.e. http://vba-corner.livejournal.com/3054.html
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Frans_TruyensAuthor Commented:
I have to upgrade. So I can't change the code to something else. Does there exist an alternative for kernel32?
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Michael PfisterCommented:
If you can't change the code you're stuck.
Still wonder why this happens .. any chance you're trying to run this under a 64 bit version of Office?
What is it? Access, Excel?
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Michael PfisterCommented:
The file your app requires should be under

C:\Windows\system32\kernel32.dll (32 bit OS)
C:\Windows\sysWow64\kernel32.dll (64 bit OS)
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Frans_TruyensAuthor Commented:
Thanks. I will try that tomorrow morning.
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