Description Property (VBScript)

Returns or sets a descriptive string associated with an error.


object.Description [= stringexpression]


  • object
    Always the Err object.

  • stringexpression
    A string expression containing a description of the error.


The Description property consists of a short description of the error. Use this property to alert the user to an error that you can't or don't want to handle. When generating a user-defined error, assign a short description of your error to this property. If Description isn't filled in, and the value of Number corresponds to a VBScript run-time error, the descriptive string associated with the error is returned.

On Error Resume Next
Err.Raise 6   ' Raise an overflow error.
MsgBox ("Error # " & CStr(Err.Number) & " " & Err.Description)
Err.Clear   ' Clear the error.


Version 1

Applies To: Err Object (VBScript)

See Also

Err Object (VBScript)
HelpContext Property
HelpFile Property (VBScript)
Number Property (VBScript)
Source Property (VBScript)