Microsoft KB Archive/108277
Article ID: 108277
Article Last Modified on 10/11/2006
- Microsoft Excel 5.0 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q108277
In Microsoft Excel 5.0, you can create a Visual Basic procedure that uses the Microsoft Windows API (application programming interface) Library to return the percentage of available User, GDI, and System resources.
Sample Visual Basic Procedure
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'The following Declare Function should be entered on a single line Declare Function GetFreeSystemResources Lib "USER" (ByVal fuSysResource _ As Integer) As Integer 'Declaration of Constants Const GFSR_SYSTEMRESOURCES = 0 Const GFSR_GDIRESOURCES = 1 Const GFSR_USERRESOURCES = 2 'The Following macro code creates a Message box that displays ' the percentage of GDI, USER and SYSTEM RESOURCES 'available to Microsoft Windows on individual lines Sub Get_Resource() Static LN As String * 1 Dim Msg As String 'LN forces the Message Box to wrap to a new line LN = Chr(13) 'Percentage of Free GDI RESOURCES Msg = "GDI Resources = " & _ GetFreeSystemResources(GFSR_GDIRESOURCES) & " %" & LN 'percentage of Free USER RESOURCES Msg = Msg & "User Resources = " & _ GetFreeSystemResources(GFSR_USERRESOURCES) & " %" & LN 'percentage of Free SYSTEM RESOURCES Msg = Msg & "System Resources = " & _ GetFreeSystemResources(GFSR_SYSTEMRESOURCES) & " %" 'Display results in a message box MsgBox Msg End Sub
Microsoft Windows SDK
Microsoft Visual Basic 3.0 Professional - WINAPI31.HLP help file
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