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Microsoft KB Archive/108281

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Macro to Toggle spooler= Line of WIN.INI

Article ID: 108281

Article Last Modified on 6/11/2007



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Excel 5.0 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q108281

SUMMARY

In Microsoft Excel, version 5.0, you can use the following Visual Basic code to toggle the spooler= setting in the WIN.INI file (from Yes to No or from No to Yes).

MORE INFORMATION

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WARNING: The Declare Function statements listed in the following macro are sensitive. If you use these statements incorrectly, these functions may cause a general protection (GP) fault in Windows or cause serious software problems.

'Enter each of the following Declare Functions as a single line.

Declare Function GetProfileString Lib "Kernel" (ByVal Section As _
   String, ByVal Entry As Any, ByVal Default As String, _
   ByVal Setting As String, ByVal BytesOutput As Integer) As Integer

Declare Function WriteProfileString Lib "Kernel" (ByVal _
   Section As String, ByVal Entry As Any, ByVal EntryValue As Any) _
   As Integer

Sub ToggleSpooler()
   'Create a buffer to return the string into.
   Dim Setting As String * 4
   'Find the current value of Spooler in the WIN.INI file.
   'Note: enter the following two lines as a single line.
   Length = GetProfileString("windows", "spooler", "", Setting, _
      Len(Setting))
   'If Spooler = yes then set Spooler to no.
   'Note: enter the following two lines as a single line.

   If Left(Setting, Length) = "yes" Then
      Length = WriteProfileString("windows", "spooler", "no")
      MsgBox "Spooler has been turned off. Please restart Windows."
   Else
      'If Spooler = anything other than yes, set spooler to yes.
      Length = WriteProfileString("Windows", "spooler", "yes")
      MsgBox "Spooler has been turned on. Please restart Windows."
   End If
End Sub
                


Additional query words: change settings XL5

Keywords: kbprogramming KB108281