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Default Addin Project References

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    How can I check programmatically that a workbook has a project reference to an AddIn and if it doesn't, then add it.

    I know how to do it manually using the Tools\Reference menu option in the VBA editor, but I don't know how to let the workbook do it.



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you want to do something like (untested):

Public Sub buildRefs()
  Call assertRef("C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office11\XLStart\Book1.xla")
  Call assertRef("C:\windows\system32\msxml2.dll")
End Sub

Private Sub assertRef(fileSpec As String)
  If Not addRef(fileSpec) Then
    debug.print "Reference to " & fileSpec & " was unsuccessful"
  End If
End Sub

Private Function addRef(fileSpec As String) As boolean
  On Error Resume Next
  If Not doesRefExist(fileSpec) Then
    activeWorkbook.VBProject.References.AddFromFile fileSpec
  End If
  addRef = (Err.Number = 0)
End Function

private Function doesRefExist(fileSpec As string) As Boolean
  Dim ref As Object
  For Each ref In ThisWorkbook.VBProject.References
    If StrComp(ref.FullPath, fileSpec, vbTextCompare) = 0 Then
      doesRefExist = True
      Exit For
    End If
End Function
ie. running the "buildRefs" procedure adds references to an XLA addin, and a DLL. Is this what you mean?
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