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Edit Code Fails When Object Formula Passes Parameters

Article ID: 107716

Article Last Modified on 10/11/2006


  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Excel 98 for Macintosh

This article was previously published under Q107716


When an object is assigned to a procedure in a Microsoft Excel Visual Basic module, you can view or edit the supporting procedure by selecting that object and clicking the Edit Code tool on the Forms toolbar. However, you may receive either of the following error messages when you click the Edit Code toolbar button:

Error in Formula


Reference is not valid.


If a procedure that accepts arguments is assigned to that object, you will receive one of the error messages shown above. For example, if a macro button is assigned to the following macro:


the problem will occur when you select the macro button and click Edit Code.


Microsoft provides programming examples for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied. This includes, but is not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This article assumes that you are familiar with the programming language that is being demonstrated and with the tools that are used to create and to debug procedures. Microsoft support engineers can help explain the functionality of a particular procedure, but they will not modify these examples to provide added functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific requirements. The following macro is an example of a procedure that accepts arguments:

   Sub Main(i)          '"i" is the argument that is being passed to the
       MsgBox Str$(i)

   End Sub

Another way to go to a specified procedure is to use the Edit Goto command (press the F5 key) and type the procedure's name. This will take you to the procedure you specify.

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