Q185166: WD97: EnableCancelKey Fails to Reset After Macro Completion
Article: Q185166 Product(s): Word 97 for Windows Version(s): WINDOWS:97 Operating System(s): Keyword(s): kbdta kbdtacode kbmacroexample word8 word97 Last Modified: 13-MAY-2002 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The information in this article applies to: - Microsoft Word 97 for Windows ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SYMPTOMS ======== When you use the Visual Basic for Applications EnableCancelKey Property with the wdCancelDisabled constant to prevent CTRL+BREAK from interrupting a macro, CTRL+BREAK continues to be disabled after the macro has finished executing. This behavior is different from the behavior described in the EnableCancelKey Property Help topic, which states the following: The EnableCancelKey property is reset to wdCancelInterrupt when your code stops running. NOTE: The wdCancelInterrupt constant resets the EnableCancelKey Property to allow a macro to be interrupted by CTRL+BREAK. WORKAROUND ========== Microsoft provides programming examples for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. This article assumes that you are familiar with the programming language being demonstrated and the tools used to create and debug procedures. Microsoft support professionals can help explain the functionality of a particular procedure, but they will not modify these examples to provide added functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific needs. If you have limited programming experience, you may want to contact a Microsoft Certified Partner or the Microsoft fee-based consulting line at (800) 936-5200. For more information about Microsoft Certified Partners, please visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/partner/referral/ For more information about the support options that are available and about how to contact Microsoft, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;CNTACTMS To work around this problem, make sure the EnableCancelKey Property is reset to wdCancelInterrupt at any point before macro termination occurs. The following example Visual Basic for Applications macro sets an error trap to trap an error that may occur. Note that the EnableCancelKey Property is reset to wdCancelInterrupt at the point where the macro is terminated. Sub IsLastTableRow() ' Disable CTRL+BREAK. Application.EnableCancelKey = wdCancelDisabled ' Set error trap. On Error GoTo ErrorHandler ' Check if insertion point is in last row of a table. ' If the insertion point is within a vertically merged ' cell, an error will occur. MsgBox Selection.Rows(1).IsLast ErrorHandler: If Err.Number <> 0 Then MsgBox Err.Description End If ' Re-enable CTRL+BREAK. Application.EnableCancelKey = wdCancelInterrupt End Sub For more information about the EnableCancelKey property, in the Visual Basic Editor, click the Office Assistant, type "EnableCancelKey" (without the quotation marks), click Search, and then click to view "EnableCancelKey Property." NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the Standard toolbar. If the Assistant is not able to answer your query, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Q176476 OFF: Office Assistant Not Answering Visual Basic Questions STATUS ====== Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem does not occur in Word 2000. MORE INFORMATION ================ For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Q173707 OFF97: How to Run Sample Code from Knowledge Base Articles REFERENCES ========== For more information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Q163435 VBA: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications Additional query words: wordcon vb vba ====================================================================== Keywords : kbdta kbdtacode kbmacroexample word8 word97 Technology : kbWordSearch kbWord97 kbWord97Search kbZNotKeyword2 Version : WINDOWS:97 Hardware : x86 Issue type : kbbug Solution Type : kbpending =============================================================================
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