IOWKIT.DLL and Excel

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jpf
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IOWKIT.DLL and Excel

Post by jpf »

Is there anybody able to call IOWKIT.DLL functions from Excel?

In my case i have tried 2 things without succes:

1-Using register.ID() and call() functions from the worksheet:
My results:
Register.ID() seems to work since it return a number for an existing function in IOWkit.DLL. It returns #VALUE! For a non-existing function of IOWKIT.DLL

Call() doesn’t seems to work because it return FALSE all the time.

Example:
Cell A5=Register.id(“C:\WINNT\system32\iowkit.dll”,” IowKitVersion”,”C”) = -698810367
Cell A6=Register.id(“C:\WINNT\system32\iowkit.dll”,”Nothing”,”C”) = #VALUE!

CALL(A5)=FALSE


2-From VBA
When trying to add iowkit.dll as a reference in a VBA Project I have the message “Can’t add a reference to the specified file”.
(Tools/Reference/Browse in VBA)

Thank you for your help
JPF

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Re: IOWKIT.DLL and Excel

Post by Christof »

Put the iowkit.dll in the system32 directory and it should all work. See this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1694

I am a bit surprised that there isn't more info on using the iowkit within VBA.....
(four years and no response?)

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Re: IOWKIT.DLL and Excel

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The price for Office is pretty much and the VBA compontent of OpenOffice or LibreOffice is not stable with the IO-Warrior.
The second reason is, that Visual Studio Express is for free and C# is a easy to learn programming language.

I will include some VBA example in the SDK.
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Re: IOWKIT.DLL and Excel

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VBA is not exactly the best environment to program for the IO-Warrior or any hardware. Also there are a lot of programming environements and we can not provide support for all of them.

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