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
This problem occurs if the method, object, or property you select is
"hidden." This includes the following objects and properties:
If this problem occurs, you can manually view the specific method, object,
or property in the Object Browser. To do so, follow these steps:
- On the View menu, click Object Browser.
- In the list of Classes, select the appropriate class (for example,
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.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products
listed at the beginning of this article.
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
by pressing COMMAND+D in Excel 98.