Capture output value from a shell command in VBA?

Based on Andrew Lessard’s answer, here’s a function to run a command and return the output as a string –

Public Function ShellRun(sCmd As String) As String

    'Run a shell command, returning the output as a string

    Dim oShell As Object
    Set oShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

    'run command
    Dim oExec As Object
    Dim oOutput As Object
    Set oExec = oShell.Exec(sCmd)
    Set oOutput = oExec.StdOut

    'handle the results as they are written to and read from the StdOut object
    Dim s As String
    Dim sLine As String
    While Not oOutput.AtEndOfStream
        sLine = oOutput.ReadLine
        If sLine <> "" Then s = s & sLine & vbCrLf

    ShellRun = s

End Function


MsgBox ShellRun("dir c:\")

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