Applies to

Reference Object

The GUID property of a Reference object returns a GUID that identifies a type library in the Windows Registry. Read-only String.


expression Required. An expression that returns one of the objects in the Applies To list.


The GUID property is available only by using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) code.

Every type library has an associated GUID which is stored in the Registry. When you set a reference to a type library, Microsoft Office Access 2007 uses the type library's GUID to identify the type library.

You can use the AddFromGUID method to create a Reference object from a type library's GUID.


The following example prints the value of the FullPath, GUID, IsBroken, Major, and Minor properties for each Reference object in the References collection:

Sub ReferenceProperties()
Dim ref As Reference
' Enumerate through References collection.
For Each ref In References
' Check IsBroken property.
If ref.IsBroken = False Then
Debug.Print "Name: ", ref.Name
Debug.Print "FullPath: ", ref.FullPath
Debug.Print "Version: ", ref.Major & _
"." & ref.Minor
Debug.Print "GUIDs of broken references:"
Debug.Print ref.GUID
Next ref
End Sub

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