A package manager for VBA
Based heavily on the design of the much-lauded package manager for Rust, Cargo, vba-blocks aims to make building projects with VBA simple and powerful. vba-blocks consists of three parts:
vba-block.tomlis the manifest for a project, allowing you to specify dependencies, references, and source files for building your project
In powershell, run the following:
> iwr https://vba-blocks.com/install.ps1 | iex
In terminal, run the following:
$ curl -fsSL https://vba-blocks.com/install.sh | sh
For more recent versions of Office for Mac, you will need to trust access to the VBA project object model for vba-blocks to work correctly:
The manifest format is based on Cargo’s
Cargo.toml and is used to specify the dependencies, references, and source files for your package or project.
For reference, here’s what the
vba-block.toml would look like for a relatively simple project like VBA-Dictionary:
[package] name = "dictionary" version = "1.4.1" authors = ["Tim Hall <[email protected]>"] [src] Dictionary = "Dictionary.cls"
An example of using the
dictionary package in your project:
[project] name = "My Project" version = "0.0.0" authors = ["[email protected]"] [src] A = "A.bas" B = "B.cls" C = "C.frm" [dependencies] dictionary = "1.4.1"
For more details, see the Manifest Format
Usage: vba-blocks [command] [options] Commands: - new Create a new project / package in a new directory - init Initialize a new project / package in the current directory - build Build project from manifest - export Export src from built target - run Run macro in document / add-in
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