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OFF2000: Error Message: "Could Not Set the Name Property..." When Naming Control in UserForm

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When you create a UserForm in Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications, the following error message appears:
Could not set the name property. Ambiguous name.
Then your insertion point becomes a circle with a diagonal line through it, and the Visual Basic Editor appears to stop responding (hang). You can press the ESC key to return to a normal insertion point.

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This problem occurs when the following are true:
  • You set the Name property of a control to the name of an existing control. -and-

  • You then click another control on the UserForm rather than pressing ENTER.

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To work around this problem, always press ENTER when you set the Name property of a control on a UserForm.

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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

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For more information about UserForms, in the Visual Basic Editor, click Microsoft Visual Basic Help on the Help menu, type UserForms in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.

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Keywords: KB220613, kbpending, kberrmsg, kbbug, kbarchive, kbnosurvey

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Article Info
Article ID : 220613
Revision : 5
Created on : 1/12/2015
Published on : 1/12/2015
Exists online : False
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