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Excel 2010 VBA - Do you use the Object Browser?

Last Modified: 2014-08-18
I find the object browser of limited usefulness.  Am I the only one?

Some subs/methods are displayed as functions.
It doesn't make sense because a function returns a value and a sub does not.

am I wrong?
Or are there some uses for the object browser that I'm missing.
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Martin LissSocial distance - Don't touch your face - Wash your hands for 20 seconds
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Some subs/methods are displayed as functions.
What do you mean by that?

If you open the Object Browser and click on a class like 'ComboBox' it will show you all the events, properties and methods. Clicking on one of them gives helpful information.
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It's the best tool you can get to explore what is available in a library, and what are the properties and methods of each class.

And it still have a usable search mechanism, something that is missing in the last versions of the Office help.

In many instances, it's a lot faster to search in there than in online help to find the property or method that will do something you need. Once you have found it there, then F1 brings you in Help with more details.
brothertruffle880Working Stiff Trying to Make a Living


HI Martin:
Range.Activate is also a sub (method) because it does not return a value but it is listed as a function in the browser.

Or do I have a misunderstanding.  (I'm still on my road to mastery!)
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