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Fixing Docking Of Windows In The VBE

If you're a VBA programmer like me, you're probably picky about your window arrangements in the Visual Basic Editor. Sometimes it messes things up and it can be a challenge to get those windows where you want them.

First of all, you have to choose whether or not you want them to dock at all. Tools, options, Docking enables you to set that for each window separately:

Fig 1, Tools, Options, Docking tab for the VBE.

Suppose your window looks like this:

Fig 2, VBE window. Project explorer above Properties window.

and you want it to look like this:

Fig 3, VBE window. Project explorer below Properties window.

What do you do?

Since a picture says more than a 1000 words and a movie is worth a 1000 pictures, I've recorded my movements while doing these things. Download the movies:

Docking the project explorer window

Docking the watch window

Sometimes, one of the windows disappears completely. This may be caused by a change in screen resolution, but I've heard of inexplicable disappearances too. To fix that, follow these steps:


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Comment by: Chris (11/17/2016 1:12:52 AM)

Ten years on and your advice is still helping out! Many thanks JK!

 


Comment by: saeid (12/4/2016 11:29:25 AM)

THANK YOU For Help!

 


Comment by: Itunu (2/9/2017 5:46:52 AM)

Thanks for this actually. Sometimes you never know how helpful this is.

Great Job.

 


Comment by: Sajith Sudhi (3/13/2017 6:39:42 PM)

you are a life saver. That video really helped me. Thank you so much

Super Job.

 


Comment by: Mandora (4/9/2017 9:56:09 PM)


Even with video help could not get panes to anchor properly in Excel 10 VBA.

Exported HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VBA\7.0\Common from another computer and imported into wayward Excel. Problem solved!!

Note: Saved above key to Excel_VBA_Dock_Fixit and saved file for future use.

 


Comment by: Harikiran (6/19/2017 2:05:14 PM)

Hello,

Where can i find resources which can help me start, understand and subsequently code in VBA to automate few processes in outlook and excel.

ThanQ in advance, appreciate the time!

 


Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (6/20/2017 10:05:30 AM)

Hi Harikiran,

Not easy to answer. The way people learn is personal. For example, I prefer to learn by trying to do things on real projects rather than some made-up example with no use.
I also prefer to have my information in writing and not in video so you'll never see me watching a youtube video to learn things about Excel or VBA. I'll grab a book and go from there.

 


Comment by: khan (7/8/2017 3:09:39 PM)

Thanks alot man my problem has been solved..Thanksss alot

 


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