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SharedWorkspaceTasks.Creator Property (Office)

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 6/12/2017
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Gets a 32-bit integer that indicates the application in which the SharedWorkspaceTasks object was created. Read-only.

Note Beginning with Microsoft Office 2010, this object or member has been deprecated and should not be used.


expression. Creator

expression A variable that represents a SharedWorkspaceTasks object.

Return Value



As an example, if the object was created in Microsoft Word, this property returns 1297307460, which represents the string "MSWD"; in Microsoft Excel, this property returns 1480803660. This value can also be represented by the constant wdCreatorCode in Word, or xlCreatorCode in Excel. The Creator property was primarily designed to be used on the Macintosh, where each application has a four-character creator code. For example, Microsoft Word has the creator code MSWD. For additional information about this property, consult the language reference Help included with Microsoft Office Macintosh Edition.

The Creator property always returns the numeric identifier for the active application, just as the Application property always returns the name of the active applicatin in string form. Use the CreatedBy property of the SharedWorkspaceTask object to return the name of the individual who created the objects. Use document properties to return information about the authors of Office documents.


This example displays a message about the creator of "myObject" variable.

Set myObject = ActiveDocument 
If myObject.Creator = wdCreatorCode Then 
    MsgBox "This is a Microsoft Word object" 
    MsgBox "This is not a Microsoft Word object" 
End If 

See also


SharedWorkspaceTasks Object

Other resources

SharedWorkspaceTasks Object Members

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