MS - Error with VBA Sub to write a binary file

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Massi
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MS - Error with VBA Sub to write a binary file

Post by Massi » Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:59 pm

Hello,
I have a trouble with this little subroutine in VBA (see file script attached)
I have tested it first in real VBA environment and works ok.

In MS I do get an error.
----- Macro Scheduler--------
Microsoft VBScript Compilation error: 1025
Expected end of statement
Line 37, Colum 16

VBStart
Sub WriteBin()
Dim FileName
Dim Testvar
Dim FileNo

FileName = "Q:\test.bin"
Testvar = 4
FileNo = FreeFile
Open FileName For Binary Lock Read Write As #FileNo
Put #FileNo, , Testvar
Close #FileNo
End Sub
VBEnd
Vbrun>WriteBin

- What I do wrong?
- Do you have any guideline how to vrite VBScript code?
often I have to find tricks to make it working :D

Thanks
Massimo
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Re: MS - Error with VBA Sub to write a binary file

Post by Marcus Tettmar » Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:25 pm

Macro Scheduler supports VBScript not VBA. The code inside a VBSTART and VBEND block needs to be VBScript not VBA - the two are very different. A major difference is that VBA has context - it sits within an application like Excel or Word and therefore knows about those apps whereas VBScript doesn't.

See:
https://help.mjtnet.com/article/19-conv ... o-vbscript
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Massi
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Re: MS - Error with VBA Sub to write a binary file

Post by Massi » Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:04 pm

ok.
thanks for the refences and explanations
massimo

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