Application.FeatureInstall Property (Word)

Returns or sets how Microsoft Word handles calls to methods and properties that require features not yet installed. Read/write MsoFeatureInstall .


expression. FeatureInstall

expression Required. A variable that represents an 'Application' object.


You can use the msoFeatureInstallOnDemandWithUI constant to prevent users from believing that the application isn't responding while a feature is being installed. Use the msoFeatureInstallNone constant if you want the developer to be the only one who can install features.

If you have the DisplayAlerts property set to False , users will not be prompted to install new features even if the FeatureInstall property is set to msoFeatureInstallOnDemand . If the DisplayAlerts property is set to True , an installation progress meter will appear if the FeatureInstall property is set to msoFeatureInstallOnDemand .


This example activates a new instance of Microsoft Excel and checks the value of the FeatureInstall property. If the property is set to msoFeatureInstallNone , the code displays a message box that asks the user whether they want to change the property setting. If the user responds "Yes," the property is set to msoFeatureInstallOnDemand .

Note For this example to function properly, you must add a reference to Microsoft Excel Object Library.

Dim ExcelApp As New Excel.Application 
Dim intReply As Integer 
With ExcelApp 
 If .FeatureInstall = msoFeatureInstallNone Then 
 intReply = MsgBox("Uninstalled features for " _ 
 &; "this application may " &; vbCrLf _ 
 &; "cause a run-time error when called." _ 
 &; vbCrLf &; vbCrLf _ 
 &; "Would you like to change this setting" &; vbCrLf _ 
 &; "to automatically install missing features?", _ 
 vbYesNo, "Feature Install Setting") 
 If intReply = vbYes Then 
 .FeatureInstall = msoFeatureInstallOnDemand 
 End If 
 End If 
End With

See also

Application Object