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Visual Basic for Applications Reference

Visual Studio 6.0

CallByName Function

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Executes a method of an object, or sets or returns a property of an object.

Syntax

CallByName(object, procname, calltype,[args()])

The CallByName function syntax has these named arguments:

Part Description
object Required; Variant (Object). The name of the object on which the function will be executed.
procname Required; Variant (String). A string expression containing the name of a property or method of the object.
calltype Required; Constant. A constant of type vbCallType representing the type of procedure being called.
args() Optional: Variant (Array).

Remarks

The CallByName function is used to get or set a property, or invoke a method at run time using a string name.

In the following example, the first line uses CallByName to set the MousePointer property of a text box, the second line gets the value of the MousePointer property, and the third line invokes the Move method to move the text box:

CallByName Text1, "MousePointer", vbLet, vbCrosshair
Result = CallByName (Text1, "MousePointer", vbGet)
CallByName Text1, "Move", vbMethod, 100, 100
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