Description property

Returns or sets a string expression containing a descriptive string associated with an object. Read/write.

For the Err object, returns or sets a descriptive string associated with an error.


The Description property setting consists of a short description of the error. Use this property to alert the user to an error that you either can't or don't want to handle.

When generating a user-defined error, assign a short description of your error to the Description property. If Description isn't filled in, and the value of Number corresponds to a Visual Basic run-time error, the string returned by the Error function is placed in Description when the error is generated.


This example assigns a user-defined message to the Description property of the Err object.

Err.Description = "It was not possible to access an object necessary " _
& "for this operation."

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