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Language: VB6
Expertise: Intermediate
Feb 17, 2001



Application Security Testing: An Integral Part of DevOps

SetVBASetting - Modify one of the VBA code editor settings

Const HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE = &H80000002

' modify the value of a setting for the VBA editor from the Registry
' Possible values for SettingName are:
'   AutoQuickTips2      (0/1)
'   AutoStatement2      (0/1)
'   AutoValueTips2      (0/1)
'   BackGroundCompile   (0/1)
'   CompileOnDemand     (0/1)
'   DragDropInEditor    (0/1)
'   EndProcLine         (0/1)
'   FontFace            (a string, eg "Courier New")
'   FontHeight          (an integer number)
'   OBGroupMembers      (0/1)   (OB=Object Browser=
'   OBSearchHeight      (an integer number)
'   RequireDeclaration  (0/1)
' If you pass an unrecognized setting name, it raises error 5
' Requires the SetRegistryValue function

Sub SetVBASetting(ByVal SettingName As String, NewValue As Variant)
    Dim value As Variant
    ' ensure that the right data type will be used
    ' all settings are DWORD, except FontFace
    If LCase$(SettingName) = "fontface" Then
        value = CStr(NewValue)
        value = CLng(NewValue)
    End If
    SetRegistryValue HKEY_CURRENT_USER, _
        "Software\Microsoft\VBA\Microsoft Visual Basic", SettingName, value
End Sub
Francesco Balena
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