SharedWorkspaceMembers.Creator Property (Office)

Gets a 32-bit integer that indicates the application in which the SharedWorkspaceMembers object was created. Read-only.


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 SharedWorkspaceMembers 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 SharedWorkspaceFile, SharedWorkspaceFolder, SharedWorkspaceLink, and SharedWorkspaceTask objects to return the name of the individual who created those objects. Use document properties to return information about the authors of Office documents.

See also

SharedWorkspaceMembers Object

SharedWorkspaceMembers Object Members