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Microsoft has signed up additional software makers to use its Visual Basic for Applications macro language. The company said several vendors of manufacturing and process control software, including Intellution, PID, and Rockwell, have licensed VBA for inclusion in their software.
The giant unveils a Web page to showcase a new Visual Basic for Applications toolset, to which more tools will be added, all free of charge.
Microsoft signs up nearly 40 software vendors to license the latest version of its Visual Basic for Applications scripting language.
Microsoft will license its Visual Basic for Applications to third-party developers.
Microsoft has signed up an additional software vendors to use its Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro language, bringing the total number of licensees to 103. The company said new licensees include Dow Jones, Great Plains Software, and McAfee Associates. VBA is used by independent software makers as a customization language included with packaged software applications.
Antares announced its Edge technology, a development and execution framework for dynamic Web applications. It allows different standards to cooperate, accelerating Web application delivery through the integration of standard application technologies. Antares also speeds development via an ActiveX library of prebuilt Web application components. It is customizable through a VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) internal scripting language.