VBA API Calls Mac APIs


Example

Microsoft doesn't officially support APIs but with some research more declarations can be found online

Office 2016 for Mac is sandboxed

Unlike other versions of Office apps that support VBA, Office 2016 for Mac apps are sandboxed.

Sandboxing restricts the apps from accessing resources outside the app container. This affects any add-ins or macros that involve file access or communication across processes. You can minimize the effects of sandboxing by using the new commands described in the following section. New VBA commands for Office 2016 for Mac

The following VBA commands are new and unique to Office 2016 for Mac.

CommandUse to
GrantAccessToMultipleFilesRequest a user's permission to access multiple files at once
AppleScriptTaskCall external AppleScript scripts from VB
MAC_OFFICE_VERSIONIFDEF between different Mac Office versions at compile time

Office 2011 for Mac

Private Declare Function system Lib "libc.dylib" (ByVal command As String) As Long
Private Declare Function popen Lib "libc.dylib" (ByVal command As String, ByVal mode As String) As Long
Private Declare Function pclose Lib "libc.dylib" (ByVal file As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function fread Lib "libc.dylib" (ByVal outStr As String, ByVal size As Long, ByVal items As Long, ByVal stream As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function feof Lib "libc.dylib" (ByVal file As Long) As Long

Office 2016 for Mac

Private Declare PtrSafe Function popen Lib "libc.dylib" (ByVal command As String, ByVal mode As String) As LongPtr
Private Declare PtrSafe Function pclose Lib "libc.dylib" (ByVal file As LongPtr) As Long
Private Declare PtrSafe Function fread Lib "libc.dylib" (ByVal outStr As String, ByVal size As LongPtr, ByVal items As LongPtr, ByVal stream As LongPtr) As Long
Private Declare PtrSafe Function feof Lib "libc.dylib" (ByVal file As LongPtr) As LongPtr