Automate Language Translations Using Excel VBA

How to use Google Translate tool in conjunction with Excel VBA to perform automatic language translations. Here’s the complete VBA code:

Option Explicit

Public Sub testTranslate()

Dim ws As Worksheet

Set ws = ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("Sheet1")

ws.Range("A1") = ("Input")
ws.Range("B1") = "Output"
ws.Range("A2") = "Welcome! What a lovely morning, isn't it?"

ws.Range("B2") = Translate(Range("A2"), "en", "es")

End Sub

Public Function Translate(strInput As String, strFromSourceLanguage As String, strToTargetLanguage As String) As String
Dim strURL As String
Dim objHTTP As Object
Dim objHTML As Object
Dim objDivs As Object, objDiv As Object
Dim strTranslated As String

' send query to web page
strURL = "" & strFromSourceLanguage & _
    "&sl=" & strFromSourceLanguage & _
    "&tl=" & strToTargetLanguage & _
    "&ie=UTF-8&prev=_m&q=" & strInput

Set objHTTP = CreateObject("MSXML2.ServerXMLHTTP") 'late binding
objHTTP.Open "GET", strURL, False
objHTTP.setRequestHeader "User-Agent", "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)"
objHTTP.send ""

' create an html document
Set objHTML = CreateObject("htmlfile")
With objHTML
    .Write objHTTP.responsetext
End With

'Range("H1") = objHTTP.responsetext

Set objDivs = objHTML.getElementsByTagName("div")

For Each objDiv In objDivs

    If objDiv.className = "t0" Then
        strTranslated = objDiv.innerText
        Translate = strTranslated
    End If

Next objDiv

Set objHTML = Nothing
Set objHTTP = Nothing

End Function

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