Application.DisplayAlerts Property (PowerPoint)

Sets or returns whether Microsoft PowerPoint displays alerts while running a macro. Read/write.


expression. DisplayAlerts

expression A variable that represents an Application object.

Return Value



The value of the DisplayAlerts property is not reset once a macro stops running; it is maintained throughout a session. It is not stored across sessions, so when PowerPoint begins, it is reset to ppAlertsNone.

The value of the DisplayAlerts property can be one of these PpAlertLevel constants.

Constant Description
ppAlertsAll All message boxes and alerts are displayed; errors are returned to the macro.
ppAlertsNone The default. No alerts or message boxes are displayed. If a macro encounters a message box, the default value is chosen and the macro continues.


The following line of code instructs PowerPoint to display all message boxes and alerts, returning errors to the macro.

Sub SetAlert

    Application.DisplayAlerts = ppAlertsAll

End Sub

See also

Application Object