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Application.CodeContextObject Property (Access)

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 6/12/2017
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You can use the CodeContextObject property to determine the object in which a macro or Visual Basic code is executing. Read-only Object.


expression. CodeContextObject

expression A variable that represents an Application object.


The CodeContextObject property is set by Microsoft Access and is read-only in all views.

The ActiveControl, ActiveDatasheet, ActiveForm, and ActiveReport properties of the Screen object always return the object that currently has the focus. The object with the focus may or may not be the object where a macro or Visual Basic code is currently running, for example, when Visual Basic code runs in the Timer event on a hidden form.


In the following example the CodeContextObject property is used in a function to identify the name of the object in which an error occurred. The object name is then used in the message box title as well as in the body of the error message. The Error statement is used in the command button's click event to generate the error for this example.

Private Sub Command1_Click() 
 On Error GoTo Command1_Err 
 Error 11 ' Generate divide-by-zero error. 
 Exit Sub 

 If ErrorMessage("Command1_Click() Event", vbYesNo + _ 
 vbInformation, Err) = vbYes Then 
 Exit Sub 
 End If 
End Sub 

Function ErrorMessage(strText As String, intType As Integer, _ 
 intErrVal As Integer) As Integer 
 Dim objCurrent As Object 
 Dim strMsgboxTitle As String 
 Set objCurrent = CodeContextObject 
 strMsgboxTitle = "Error in " &; objCurrent.Name 
 strText = strText &; "Error #" &; intErrVal _ 
 &; " occured in " &; objCurrent.Name 
 ErrorMessage = MsgBox(strText, intType, strMsgboxTitle) 
 Err = 0 
End Function

See also


Application Object

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