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VBA-Can my code be modified to work on both Office 2016 and Office 365?

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Last Modified: 2020-10-23
Only uses that are using Office 365 get an error for the below code when the file is opened.  Can it be modified to work on both Office 2016 and Office 365?

Option Explicit
Private Declare Function ShellExecute _
  Lib "shell32.dll" Alias "ShellExecuteA" ( _
  ByVal hwnd As Long, _
  ByVal Operation As String, _
  ByVal Filename As String, _
  Optional ByVal Parameters As String, _
  Optional ByVal Directory As String, _
  Optional ByVal WindowStyle As Long = vbMinimizedFocus _
  ) As Long
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most probably that could be relating to 32 bit or 64 bit issue.

try read below on how we could handle that.

Compatibility between the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Office

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office/client-developer/shared/compatibility-between-the-32-bit-and-64-bit-versions-of-office
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What are you using shellexecute for? maybe you can use some function or workaround that doesnt need any change in both 64 and 32 versions.
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Pleased to help. When 365 was installed the IT Department must have used 64 bit, using PtrSafe in the example allows the code to run in both versions.

The code that is not relevant to the version in use will show in red, but ignore that.

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