Excel VBA - You’ll need a new app to open this about RRS feed

  • Question

  • I received a Windows 10 1803 update a few months ago, since then I keep received the following message "You’ll need a new app to open this about" whenever sending a request using MSXML2.XMLHTTP60  in Excel 2010 or Excel 2016 (on different computers) to the site

    I access many other site with the same code with different URL and have no problems.


    I have upgrade to Windows 10 1809, still the issue remains.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Code that will generate error

    ''* Tools->References: Microsoft xml, v6.0

    Private XMLPage As New MSXML2.XMLHTTP60

    ''* Tools->References: Microsoft  HTML Object  Library

    Private HTMLDoc As New MSHTML.HTMLDocument

    Sub TestXML()

       URL = ""

        With XMLPage

            .Open "GET", URL, False


            HTMLDoc.body.innerHTML = .responseText

        End With

    End Sub

    Friday, December 14, 2018 1:48 AM


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    • Marked as answer by flaxman Friday, December 14, 2018 6:43 PM
    Friday, December 14, 2018 7:34 AM