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XL97: Unexpected Results Using the Caller Property in a Menu

Article ID: 172103

Article Last Modified on 11/23/2006


  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q172103


When you use the Caller property in a Visual Basic for Applications macro to determine which menu item has been clicked, you may get incorrect results.


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The Caller property for a menu item returns an array of information about that menu item. The fourth element of the array should equal zero. The following sample macro illustrates how to set the fourth element of the array to zero. This emulates the behavior of earlier versions of Microsoft Excel.

   Sub Run_Menu_Item()
       z = Application.Caller
       z(4) = 0
       For Each i In z
           MsgBox i
   End Sub


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Excel 97 for Windows, Service Release 1.


For more information about the Caller property, click the Office Assistant, type caller, click Search, and then click to view "Caller Property."

NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the Standard toolbar. If Microsoft Help is not installed on your computer, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

120802 Office: How to Add/Remove a Single Office Program or Component

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