How to loop through the references to view their properties in Microsoft Access
Original KB number: 209849
When you view the location of references with the References dialog box on the Tools menu, the trailing portion of the path name may be truncated because of the limitations of the dialog box. This article shows you how to use a Visual Basic for Applications procedure to loop through the References collection and retrieve the properties of each reference.
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To loop through the References collection and retrieve the properties of each reference, follow these steps:
Create a module and type the following line in the Declarations section if it is not already there:
Type the following procedure:
Function ReferenceInfo() Dim strMessage As String Dim strTitle As String Dim refItem As Reference On Error Resume Next For Each refItem In References If refItem.IsBroken Then strMessage = "Missing Reference:" & vbCrLf & refItem.FullPath Else strMessage = "Reference: " & refItem.Name & vbCrLf _ & "Location: " & refItem.FullPath & vbCrLf End If Debug.Print strMessage Next refItem End Function
To test this function, type the following line in the Immediate window, and then press ENTER:
Each reference is listed in the Immediate window.
For more information about the References collection, in the Visual Basic Editor, click Microsoft Visual Basic Help on the Help menu, type reference object in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.
For more information about enumerating through the References collection by using the For Each...Next statement, in the Visual Basic Editor, click Microsoft Visual Basic Help on the Help menu, type next in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.