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Application.Caller Property (Excel)

Published: July 16, 2012

Returns information about how Visual Basic was called (for more information, see the Remarks section).

expression .Caller(Index)

expression A variable that represents an Application object.

Parameters

Name

Required/Optional

Data Type

Description

Index

Optional

Variant

An index to the array. This argument is used only when the property returns an array (for more information, see the Remarks section).

This property returns information about how Visual Basic was called, as shown in the following table.

Caller

Return value

A custom function entered in a single cell

A Range object specifying that cell

A custom function that is part of an array formula in a range of cells

A Range object specifying that range of cells

An Auto_Open, Auto_Close, Auto_Activate, or Auto_Deactivate macro

The name of the document as text

A macro set by either the OnDoubleClick or OnEntry property

The name of the chart object identifier or cell reference (if applicable) to which the macro applies

The Macro dialog box (Tools menu), or any caller not described above

The #REF! error value

This example displays information about how Visual Basic was called.

Select Case TypeName(Application.Caller) 
 Case "Range" 
 v = Application.Caller.Address 
 Case "String" 
 v = Application.Caller 
 Case "Error" 
 v = "Error" 
 Case Else 
 v = "unknown" 
End Select 
MsgBox "caller = " & v

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