Microsoft KB Archive/108281
Article ID: 108281
Article Last Modified on 6/11/2007
- Microsoft Excel 5.0 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q108281
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).
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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
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