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Can't Get or Put user-defined type containing object reference

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 6/12/2017
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An object reference is temporary and can easily become invalid between closing and opening a file. This error has the following cause and solution:

  • The variable in your Get or Put statement contains, or is declared to contain, a reference to an object.

    If the variable is an object reference you can't use it with Get and Put statements. To place the value of some or all of the object'sproperties in the file, each property must be individually specified.

  • The user-defined type variable in your Get or Put statement contains an element that is an object reference.

    If the variable's Type statement contains an element representing an object (for example, it is defined in aclass module, has Object data type, is a form or a control, and so on), remove it from the definition, or define a new type for use with the Get and Put statements that has no Object type element in its definition.

    If you have elements in the user-defined type with Variant type, make sure no object reference is assigned to that element. A Variant can accept such an assignment, but will cause this error if its user-defined type is used in a Get or Put.

    Note that you can use Input #, Line Input #, Print #, or Write # to write the default property of an object to disk.

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