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IsOfficeAppPresent - Check whether an Office application is present

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Enum mbOfficeAppConstants
  mbWord = 0
  mbAccess = 1
  mbExcel = 2
  mbPowerpoint = 3
  mbOutlook = 4
End Enum

' Check whether the specified Office application is present
' Note: require GetRegistryValue
'
' Example:
'  Dim sDescr As String
'  sDescr = "Word is installed: " & IsOfficeAppPresent(mbWord) & vbCrLf & ' 
'   "Access is installed: " & IsOfficeAppPresent(mbAccess) & vbCrLf & '   
'  "Excel is installed: " & IsOfficeAppPresent(mbExcel) & vbCrLf & '    
' "Powerpoint is installed: " & IsOfficeAppPresent(mbPowerpoint) & vbCrLf & ' 
'   "Outlook is installed: " & IsOfficeAppPresent(mbOutlook)
'  MsgBox sDescr

Function IsOfficeAppPresent(ByVal mbOfficeApp As mbOfficeAppConstants) As _
  Boolean
  Dim sApp As String
  Const HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT = &H80000000
  
  Select Case mbOfficeApp
    Case mbWord
      sApp = "Word.Document\CurVer"
    Case mbAccess
      sApp = "Access.Database\CurVer"
    Case mbExcel
      sApp = "Excel.Sheet\CurVer"
    Case mbPowerpoint
      sApp = "PowerPoint.Slide\CurVer"
    Case mbOutlook
      sApp = "Outlook.Envelope\CurVer"
  End Select
  'if it reads a value, the key exists --> the application is installed
  IsOfficeAppPresent = (Len(GetRegistryValue(HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, sApp, _
    "")) > 0)
End Function


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