Presentation via VBA

The Aspose.Slides.Vba namespace contains classes and interfaces for working with macros and VBA code.

Add VBA Macros

Aspose.Slides provides the VbaProject class to allow you to create VBA projects (and project references) and edit existing modules. You can use the IVbaProject interface to manage VBA embedded in a presentation.

  1. Create an instance of the Presentation class.
  2. Use the VbaProject constructor to add a new VBA project.
  3. Add a module to the VbaProject.
  4. Set the module source code.
  5. Add references to .
  6. Add references to Microsoft Office.
  7. Associate the references with the VBA project.
  8. Save the presentation.

This Python code shows you how to add a VBA macro from scratch to a presentation:

import aspose.slides as slides

# Creates an instance of the presentation class
with slides.Presentation() as presentation:
    # Creates a new VBA Project
    presentation.vba_project = slides.vba.VbaProject()

    # Adds an empty module to the VBA project
    module = presentation.vba_project.modules.add_empty_module("Module")
    # Sets the module source code
    module.source_code = "Sub Test(oShape As Shape) MsgBox ""Test"" End Sub"

    # Creates a reference to <stdole>
    stdoleReference = slides.vba.VbaReferenceOleTypeLib("stdole", "*\\G{00020430-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}#2.0#0#C:\\Windows\\system32\\stdole2.tlb#OLE Automation")

    # Creates a reference to Office
    officeReference =slides.vba.VbaReferenceOleTypeLib("Office", "*\\G{2DF8D04C-5BFA-101B-BDE5-00AA0044DE52}#2.0#0#C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Microsoft Shared\\OFFICE14\\MSO.DLL#Microsoft Office 14.0 Object Library")

    # Adds references to the VBA project

    # Saves the Presentation"AddVBAMacros_out.pptm", slides.export.SaveFormat.PPTM)

Remove VBA Macros

Using the VbaProject property under the Presentation class, you can remove a VBA macro.

  1. Create an instance of the Presentation class and load the presentation containing the macro.
  2. Access the Macro module and remove it.
  3. Save the modified presentation.

This Python code shows you how to remove a VBA macro:

import aspose.slides as slides

# Loads the presentation containing the macro
with slides.Presentation(path + "VBA.pptm") as presentation:
    # Accesses the Vba module and removes it  

    # saves the Presentation"RemovedVBAMacros_out.pptm", slides.export.SaveFormat.PPTM)

Extract VBA Macros

  1. Create an instance of the Presentation class and load the presentation containing the macro.
  2. Check if the presentation contains a VBA Project.
  3. Loop through all the modules contained in the VBA Project to view the macros.

This Python code shows you how to extract VBA macros from a presentation containing macros:

import aspose.slides as slides

with slides.Presentation(path + "VBA.pptm") as pres:
    if pres.vba_project is not None: # Checks whether the Presentation contains a VBA Project
        for module in pres.vba_project.modules: