Document.ExecuteLine method (Visio)

Executes a line of Microsoft Visual Basic code.


expression.ExecuteLine (Line)

expression A variable that represents a Document object.


Name Required/Optional Data type Description
Line Required String A string that will be interpreted as Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) code.

Return value



The VBA project of the Document object is told to execute the supplied string. VBA treats the string as it would treat the same string typed into its Immediate window.


The following are some possible uses of the ExecuteLine method:

'Executes the macro (procedure without an argument) named "SomeMacro" 
 'that is in some module of the Visual Basic project of ThisDocument. 
 ThisDocument.ExecuteLine("SomeMacro ") 
 'Executes the procedure named SomeProcedure and passes it 3 arguments. 
 ThisDocument.ExecuteLine("SomeProcedure  1, 2, 3") 
 'Same as previous example, but procedure name qualified 
 'with module name. 
 ThisDocument.ExecuteLine("Module1.SomeProcedure  1, 2, 3") 
 'Shows the form UserForm1. 
 'Prints "some string" to the Immediate window. 
 ThisDocument.ExecuteLine("Debug.Print ""some string """) 
 'Prints number of open documents to the Immediate window. 
 ThisDocument.ExecuteLine("Debug.Print Documents.Count") 
 'Tells ThisDocument to save itself. 

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