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Article ID: 177045 - Last Review: October 7, 2013 - Revision: 1.3

 
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SYMPTOMS

In the versions of Microsoft Excel listed above, if you select a method, object, or property in the Visual Basic Editor and then click Definition on the View menu, you may receive an error message similar to the following:

   Cannot jump to 'Application' because it is hidden
				

CAUSE

This problem occurs if the method, object, or property you select is "hidden." This includes the following objects and properties:

   AddIns
   Application
   Assistant
   Names
				

WORKAROUND

If this problem occurs, you can manually view the specific method, object, or property in the Object Browser. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. On the View menu, click Object Browser.
  2. In the list of Classes, select the appropriate class (for example, Application).
You can then view the members of the class in the Members pane or view links for the method, object, or property in the bottom pane.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.

MORE INFORMATION

In Microsoft Excel, you can use the Definition command on the View menu to take you directly to the selected method, object, or property in the Object Browser. You can also view a definition by pressing SHIFT+F2 in Excel 97 or

by pressing COMMAND+D in Excel 98.

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Excel 98 for Macintosh
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