Application.FileConverters property (Excel)

Returns information about installed file converters. Returns null if there are no converters installed. Read-only Variant.


expression.FileConverters (Index1, Index2)

expression A variable that represents an Application object.


Name Required/Optional Data type Description
Index1 Optional Variant The long name of the converter, including the file-type search string in Windows (for example, "Lotus 1-2-3 Files (.wk)").
Index2 Optional Variant The path of the converter DLL or code resource.


If you don't specify the index arguments, this property returns an array that contains information about all the installed file converters. Each row in the array contains information about a single file converter, as shown in the following table.

Column Contents
1 The long name of the converter
2 The path of the converter DLL or code resource
3 The file-extension search string


This example displays a message if the Multiplan file converter is installed.

installedCvts = Application.FileConverters 
foundMultiplan = False 
If Not IsNull(installedCvts) Then 
 For arrayRow = 1 To UBound(installedCvts, 1) 
 If installedCvts(arrayRow, 1) Like "*Multiplan*" Then 
 foundMultiplan = True 
 Exit For 
 End If 
 Next arrayRow 
End If 
If foundMultiplan = True Then 
 MsgBox "Multiplan converter is installed" 
 MsgBox "Multiplan converter is not installed" 
End If

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