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Is it possible, in a sub or function, to get the name of the routine or function which is calling it?

I know it can return how it was called from excel by the application.caller method.

Saqib
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Question by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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by:MINDSUPERB
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Saqib,

I posted the link for it might help you. It discusses re: application.caller method.

http://www.cpearson.com/excel/sheetref.htm

Sincerely,

Ed
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Dave Brett earned 500 total points
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Saqib,

I've tested this technique and it works - I'm quite interested in it as it uses an approach I haven't see before

http://www.ozgrid.com/forum/showthread.php?t=55188&page=1

Another way would be to store the current module name in a Public variable before calling the subroutine.

Cheers

Dave


Public stLastProc As String
Public boExecutionDebug As Boolean
Public lnStartLine As Long

Sub InitiateCodeExecutionAnalysis()
  stLastProc = Empty
  boExecutionDebug = True
End Sub
Sub MySubRoutine()
  Application.VBE.ActiveCodePane.GetSelection lnStartLine, 1, 1, 1
  If boExecutionDebug = True Then ExecutionDebug lnStartLine, Application.VBE.ActiveCodePane.CodeModule.Name
End Sub
Sub MySubRoutine2()
  Application.VBE.ActiveCodePane.GetSelection lnStartLine, 1, 1, 1
  If boExecutionDebug = True Then ExecutionDebug lnStartLine, Application.VBE.ActiveCodePane.CodeModule.Name
End Sub
Sub ExecutionDebug(lnLine As Long, stModuleName As String)
  Dim stActiveSubName As String
  stActiveSubName = Application.VBE.ActiveVBProject.VBComponents(stModuleName).CodeModule.ProcOfLine(lnLine, vbext_pk_Proc)
  If stLastProc <> Empty Then
    Debug.Print "Procedure: " & stLastProc & ""
  End If
  stLastProc = stActiveSubName
End Sub

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by:Norie
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Saqib

Why do you want/need to know the name of the calling sub?

I'm pretty sure tou can't use Application.Caller, which is pretty limited anyway.

I would think the code Dave posted might be of some use but I've not seen the method either and it looks like the
code is manipulating the VBE in some way.
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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Dave,

This solution is a bit too complex for me and I need more time to try it out. Sorry for holding you up

Saqib
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by:Dave Brett
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Object as the solution I provided works, and the simple workaround " store the current module name in a Public variable" in the same comment (a33689196.html) would have sufficed if the detailed solution was deemed too complex

Cheers

Dave
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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I give up. Did not get to try it. Will come back whenever I try it. Thanks for the patience and sorry for the holdup.

Saqib
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