Description Property (Err Object)

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

Public Property Description() As String


The Description property setting consists of a short description of the error. Use this property to alert the user to an error that you cannot or do not want to handle. When generating a user-defined error, assign a short description of your error to the Description property. If the Description property is not filled in, and the value of the Number property corresponds to a Visual Basic run-time error, then the string returned by the ErrorToString function is set in the Description property when the error is generated.


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

On Error Resume Next
Err.Description = "Your Widget needs a new Frob!"


Namespace: Microsoft.VisualBasic


Assembly: Visual Basic Runtime Library (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)

See Also


Err Object (Visual Basic)

ErrorToString Function

HelpContext Property (Err Object)

HelpFile Property (Err Object)

LastDllError Property (Err Object)

Number Property (Err Object)

Source Property (Err Object)