VBA for Beginners – Chapter 30 : Conditional Compilation

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Conditional Compilation is a feature in VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) that allows you to conditionally compile parts of your code based on certain conditions or pre-defined constants. This is useful when you want to create different versions of your code or want to execute different parts of the code based on certain conditions, without having to manually change the code.

With Conditional Compilation, you can define constants at the beginning of your code and then use them in your conditions throughout the rest of the code. For example, you can define a constant for a debug mode and then use that constant in your code to determine if certain debug messages should be displayed or not.

Another example of using Conditional Compilation is to create different versions of your code for different platforms or environments. For example, you can use different constants for different operating systems or different versions of Excel, and then use those constants in your code to ensure that the code runs correctly on each platform or environment.

Conditional Compilation is a powerful tool for VBA developers, but it is important to use it correctly and to test your code thoroughly to ensure that it works as expected. If used incorrectly, it can result in unexpected behavior and make your code difficult to debug.

In conclusion, Conditional Compilation is a useful feature in VBA for Beginners to conditionally compile parts of their code based on certain conditions or pre-defined constants. It allows for creating different versions of the code and executing different parts of the code based on conditions. It should be used with caution and thoroughly tested.


VBA for Beginners – Chapter 30 : Conditional Compilation


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