IN THIS CHAPTER
Understanding the difference between programming errors and runtime errors
Trapping and handling runtime errors
Using On Error and Resume statements
Finding out how you can use an error to your advantage
To err is human. To anticipate errors is divine. When working with VBA, you should be aware of two broad classes of errors: programming errors and runtime errors. This chapter is all about runtime errors.
A well-written program handles errors the way Fred Astaire danced: gracefully. Fortunately, VBA includes several tools to help you identify errors — and then handle them gracefully.
If you’ve tried any of the examples in this book, you have probably encountered one or more error messages. Some of these errors result from bad VBA code. For example, you may spell a keyword incorrectly or type a statement with the wrong syntax. If you make such an error, you won’t even be able to execute the procedure until you correct it.
This chapter doesn’t deal with those types of errors. Instead, it focuses on runtime errors ...