When you install Total Visual CodeTools, the setup program creates registry entries so the Microsoft Visual Basic 6 and Office programs can integrate it into their add-ins menu.
Total Visual CodeTools installs as a “loaded” add-in. This means that whenever you start Visual Basic or the Office Visual Basic Editor, the Total Visual CodeTools menu item and toolbar are ready to go.
Because of Microsoft’s support for VBA/VB6 add-ins on a user rather than machine basis, if you installed Total Visual CodeTools under a different Windows login name, you’ll need to load it again.
For Visual Basic 6 (VB6)
For VB6, you can simply select it from the Add-ins Menu.
For VBA (Microsoft Office, Access, Excel, Word, etc.)
For VBA, you need to update the registry. Exit your VBA host program before doing this. For your convenience, a REG file is included in the installation directory of Total Visual CodeTools that you simply need to run. Locate the file named VBA-Addin.reg, and double click it. A warning may appear requesting administrator rights or other confirmation. Click [Yes] to confirm the registry change, and the registry is updated for the current user. The registry file contains the following information:
Total Visual CodeTools 2010
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VBA\VBE\6.0\Addins\TVCTLVBA.CAddInConnect] "FriendlyName"="Total Visual CodeTools 2010" "LoadBehavior"=dword:00000003 "Description"="Total Visual CodeTools 2010 from FMS, Inc. (www.fmsinc.com)" "CommandLineSafe"=dword:00000000
Total Visual CodeTools 2007
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VBA\VBE\6.0\Addins\FMSVBEI.CAddInConnect] @="" "FriendlyName"="Total Visual CodeTools" "LoadBehavior"=dword:00000003
The next time you run your VBA host, Total Visual CodeTools appears on the module editor menu.