VBA missing


  1. Posts : 160
    Win10 pro Winver 20H2 OS Build 19042.867
       #1

    VBA missing


    Not sure where to put this...

    I've been trying to resolve some 'glitches' with a legacy version of CorelDraw (X4). Someone on the CorelDraw forum suggested a macro. Which entails using "Script Manager" (in Corel), which in turns wants Visual Basic for Applications.

    After my recent upgrade to Windows 10, however, it appears that I don't have VBA installed. A search for it came up with nada in Windows applications, etc..

    But the search results did suggest (strongly imply) that it could be installed. Is that correct?

    Is it a good idea?

    And why wasn't it included with Win 10?

    And then [sigh] will all be right with the world?

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  2. Posts : 5,829
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 21H2
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    DWFII said:
    And why wasn't it included with Win 10?
    In a nutshell Visual Basic is an old programing language Microsoft no longer uses or supports. If an app requires it, it would be included there. Unfortunately for you, you can't seem to install your app so...
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  3. Posts : 160
    Win10 pro Winver 20H2 OS Build 19042.867
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    sygnus21 said:
    I would think those apps requiring those components would include them. That said (and this is a complete guess), you might try this to get the "missing" components by trying this - Modify Visual Studio by adding or removing workloads and components
    Don't have Visual Studio either.
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  4. Posts : 5,829
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    DWFII said:
    Don't have Visual Studio either.
    Disregard the post you quoted, and read the "replacement" post. Sorry. With that, In a nutshell Visual Basics was a third generation programing language that's no longer used or supported by Microsoft. You could try this though....

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  5. Posts : 11,624
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
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    VBA is part of MS Office and continues to be supported within currently-supported MS Office versions.

    If another application requires VBA then it ought to provide it. I can only suggest that you ask Corel how you were supposed to get VBA - perhaps it was an installation option that you did not notice.

    Note that VBA is not the same thing as Visual basic. VBA is an Office component, Visual basic is a programming application.

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    DWFII said:
    Not sure where to put this...

    I've been trying to resolve some 'glitches' with a legacy version of CorelDraw (X4). Someone on the CorelDraw forum suggested a macro. Which entails using "Script Manager" (in Corel), which in turns wants Visual Basic for Applications.

    After my recent upgrade to Windows 10, however, it appears that I don't have VBA installed. A search for it came up with nada in Windows applications, etc..

    But the search results did suggest (strongly imply) that it could be installed. Is that correct?

    Is it a good idea?

    And why wasn't it included with Win 10?

    And then [sigh] will all be right with the world?

    Winver 1903 OS Build 18362.418
    VBA is not a stand-alone environment - it's included in Office apps - I'm not familiar with Corel - but they may have a plugin - bottom line is it has to be done from within the app you want to run the macro.

    That's why it's called Visual Basic for Applications
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    Win 11 Pro (x64) 21H2
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    Try3 said:
    VBA is part of MS Office and continues to be supported within currently-supported MS Office versions.
    Is it still part of 2019 and Office 365? Can't seem to find anything on that.
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  8. Posts : 11,624
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
       #8

    sygnus21 said:
    Is it still part of 2019 and Office 365? Can't seem to find anything on that.
    See, just for example, https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...ed=true&page=1

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