Visual Basic Scripting Edition  

Description Property

Returns or sets a descriptive string associated with an error.

object.Description [= stringexpression]


Always the Err object.
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.


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See Also

Err Object | HelpContext Property | HelpFile Property | Number Property | Source Property

Applies To: Err Object