Variable uses an Automation type not supported in Visual Basic


Updated: July 20, 2015

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You tried to use a variable defined in a type library or object library that has a data type not supported by Visual Basic.

To correct this error

  • Use a variable of a type recognized by Visual Basic.


  • If you encounter this error while using FileGet or FileGetOBject, make sure the file you are trying to use was written to with FilePut or FilePutObject.

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