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Description Property (Err Object)

Returns or sets a String expression containing a descriptive string associated with an error. Read/write.

Public Property Description() As String

The Description property setting consists of a short description of the error. Use this property to alert the user to an error that you cannot or do not want to handle. When generating a user-defined error, assign a short description of your error to the Description property. If the Description property is not filled in, and the value of the Number property corresponds to a Visual Basic run-time error, then the string returned by the ErrorToString function is set in the Description property when the error is generated.

This example assigns a user-defined message to the Description property of the Err object.

On Error Resume Next
Err.Raise(60000)
Err.Description = "Your Widget needs a new Frob!"
MsgBox(Err.Description)

Namespace: Microsoft.VisualBasic

Module: ErrObject

Assembly: Visual Basic Runtime Library (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)

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