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    "Can't enter break mode at this time" error

    Can someone please tell me why I get a "Can't enter break mode at this time" message when stepping through the following code (using the F8 key) at the 'With NewButton' line?

    (This is code from a Walkenbach book, and it runs fine if I don't step through it. I'm using Excel 2007 btw) Thanks!

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    re: "Can't enter break mode at this time" error

    I can't tell you the reason, but there is some code that you can't step through. Another is when you modify code programmatically in the VBE. If it works fine, carry on.
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    re: "Can't enter break mode at this time" error

    Ok thanks Shg!

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    re: "Can't enter break mode at this time" error

    When you're stepping through the code, just before that line, put your cursor on the line after the "End With" and "Step to cursor (Ctrl + F8)"

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    re: "Can't enter break mode at this time" error

    Hello jp001,

    When OLE objects are created, they are created outside the Excel process using the OLE server. VBA must yield until the object has been created and included in Excel. Once this happens, the OLE server returns back to the VBA process. VBA can only enter break mode while the Excel process is active.
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    re: "Can't enter break mode at this time" error

    Thanks for the help guys!

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