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Visual Basic for Applications Reference

Visual Studio 6.0

Clear Method

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Clears all property settings of the Err object.



The object is always the Err object.


Use Clear to explicitly clear the Err object after an error has been handled, for example, when you use deferred error handling with On Error Resume Next. The Clear method is called automatically whenever any of the following statements is executed:

  • Any type of Resume statement

  • Exit Sub, Exit Function, Exit Property

  • Any On Error statement

Note   The On Error Resume Next construct may be preferable to On Error GoTo when handling errors generated during access to other objects. Checking Err after each interaction with an object removes ambiguity about which object was accessed by the code. You can be sure which object placed the error code in Err.Number, as well as which object originally generated the error (the object specified in Err.Source).