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XL: Goto Method Fails When Custom Dialog Box Visible

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When you run a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications macro that uses the Application.Goto method to jump to a cell or range of cells, you may receive one of the following error messages:
Run time error '1004'
Goto method of Application class failed
Run-time error '1004':
Method 'Goto' of object '_Application' failed

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This behavior occurs when you use code similar to the following when a custom dialog box is active:
    Application.Goto _
         Reference:=Workbooks("Book1").Sheets("Sheet1").Range("C5"), _
NOTE: This does not occur when you use a custom UserForm in Microsoft Excel 2000 or Microsoft Excel 97 or Microsoft Excel 98 Macintosh Edition.

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Sample Visual Basic Procedure

   ' Select the appropriate section of the worksheet.
   ' (This code has similar results to the Reference:= argument
   ' that you use with the Goto command.)
   ' Scroll such that the selected cell is in the top left corner of the
   ' active window. (This code has similar results to the Scroll:=True
   ' argument that you use with the Goto command.)
   ActiveWindow.ScrollColumn = ActiveCell.Column
   ActiveWindow.ScrollRow = ActiveCell.Row

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

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Keywords: KB137807, kbprogramming, kberrmsg, kbdtacode, kbbug

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Article Info
Article ID : 137807
Revision : 5
Created on : 10/11/2006
Published on : 10/11/2006
Exists online : False
Views : 429