Application.FeatureInstall Property (Word)
Published: July 16, 2012
Returns or sets how Microsoft Word handles calls to methods and properties that require features not yet installed. Read/write MsoFeatureInstall.
expression Required. A variable that represents an Application object.
You can use the msoFeatureInstallOnDemandWithUI constant to prevent users from believing that the application isn't responding while a feature is being installed. Use the msoFeatureInstallNone constant if you want the developer to be the only one who can install features.
If you have the DisplayAlerts property set to False, users will not be prompted to install new features even if the FeatureInstall property is set to msoFeatureInstallOnDemand. If the DisplayAlerts property is set to True, an installation progress meter will appear if the FeatureInstall property is set to msoFeatureInstallOnDemand.
This example activates a new instance of Microsoft Excel and checks the value of the FeatureInstall property. If the property is set to msoFeatureInstallNone, the code displays a message box that asks the user whether they want to change the property setting. If the user responds "Yes," the property is set to msoFeatureInstallOnDemand.
For this example to function properly, you must add a reference to Microsoft Excel Object Library.
Dim ExcelApp As New Excel.Application Dim intReply As Integer With ExcelApp If .FeatureInstall = msoFeatureInstallNone Then intReply = MsgBox("Uninstalled features for " _ & "this application may " & vbCrLf _ & "cause a run-time error when called." _ & vbCrLf & vbCrLf _ & "Would you like to change this setting" & vbCrLf _ & "to automatically install missing features?", _ vbYesNo, "Feature Install Setting") If intReply = vbYes Then .FeatureInstall = msoFeatureInstallOnDemand End If End If End With