Visual Basic Scripting Edition  

Err Object

Contains information about run-time errors. Accepts the Raise and Clear methods for generating and clearing run-time errors.


The Err object is an intrinsic object with global scope — there is no need to create an instance of it in your code. The properties of the Err object are set by the generator of an error — Visual Basic, an Automation object, or the VBScript programmer.

The default property of the Err object is Number. Err.Number contains an integer and can be used by an Automation object to return an SCODE.

When a run-time error occurs, the properties of the Err object are filled with information that uniquely identifies the error and information that can be used to handle it. To generate a run-time error in your code, use the Raise method.

The Err object's properties are reset to zero or zero-length strings ("") after an On Error Resume Next statement. The Clear method can be used to explicitly reset Err.

The following example illustrates use of the Err object:

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

Properties and Methods

Err Object Properties and Methods


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See Also

On Error Statement