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  1. Collapsible vba procedures

    By default each procedure should only have the first procedure line (header) visible with an expand button to show all lines within the procedure. Currently a lot of time is spend scrolling through code.

    I would also like to see the two drop downs for general and declarations changed to a tree view on the left so that I can more easily navigate procedures and methods.

    176 votes
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      10 comments  ·  Office Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Improve VBA IDE: Highlight start and end of Blocks e.g. If/End If, With/End With, Do/Loop etc

      It would be great if the VBA IDE would highlight...

      (a) The start and of Blocks such as If/End If. So if you highlighted the "If" the matching "End If" would also be highlighted. This would be great for both coding but also auditing inherited code.

      (b) Highlight incomplete Blocks: so if you start "If" it's red until such time the closing "End If" is added

      115 votes
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        7 comments  ·  Office Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Improve VBA IDE (MS Access): better integration with SQL Server for query development in Access Front End

        Access can link to SQL Server tables but it would great if it had the same intellisense that SQL Server has for writing SQL Statements directly into the VBA IDE. So if you referred to a linked (or local) table in your VBA code then typed the period, intellisense would show the available fields.

        101 votes
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          6 comments  ·  Office Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Improve VBA IDE: Line numbering by default

          Line numbering is essential for efficient error trapping. It would be great if the VBA had line numbering by default. To be effective, it should...

          (a) automatically renumber when code is edited
          (b) be able to be toggled between show/hide

          70 votes
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            10 comments  ·  Office Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • In the Access VBA reference, include the Access version(s) in which the feature is available

            In the Access VBA reference (the Access Object Model documentation), please include the version in which each feature was introduced. That is, on each page describing a particular Object, Event, Method or Property, it would be useful to know in which version of Access it was introduced. That will make it possible to design in one version of Access and know that the code will run on an earlier version. Right now, the only way I know to do this is to test the database on an earlier version and find the components which aren't available by trial-and-error.

            Other object…

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              0 comments  ·  Office Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Have a single list for going to a procedure in the VBA editor

              The VBA editor with two dropdowns at the top, one for object and one for procedure, is fine, I suppose, for creating procedures (though I never use it). But it's a pain in the butt for going to an existing procedure. I never use it for that either, since it's easier to just do a Find on the procedure name you want.

              I would like a SINGLE LIST of all current procedures in the module, so as to be able to easily navigate between them. The list should be in the order the procedures are in; or modifiable between that…

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                0 comments  ·  Office Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • New VBA IDE Features

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                VBA Native line numbering
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                Adding line numbers is something that is a pet peeve. Line numbers should be Native and error trappable by default without having to add them manually.

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                VBA Accessible Call Stack
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                A way to read from the call stack, function/sub names in order accessed, times accessed...etc

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                VBA Custom Toolbars to allow custom Macro/Function Calls
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                If I could add my ow custom functions as a toolbar button and have my toolbar exportable and importable for others to use. As opposed to a full Add-In.

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                VBA button and/or right click to open…

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                  2 comments  ·  Office Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Improve VBA IDE: improved code coloring

                  I think the color coding of the Office VBA IDE could be improved to match, say, that of NoteBook++.

                  If you copy your VBA code into NoteBook++ (and select Language: Visual Basic) you'll see improved color coding compared to the current VBA IDE. For example:

                  (a)Line Numbers are red
                  (b)The colors are easier to see (more contrast) and customizable
                  (c) Characters between parentheses are red e.g. Me.lstContacts.Column(20) where the 20 is shown in red
                  (d) If you highlight text with the mouse, other occurences of the same text are highlighted on the page
                  (e) string characters between quotes are grey

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                    5 comments  ·  Office Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • VBA IDE automatically highlights the executed source code line.

                    To ensure program contains as minimal bugs, every line of source code should be executed. To know that, What I have done is copy source code to any editor that can highlight or change font attributes. And after I trace the source code line by line, I switch to that editor and manually highlight it. This takes a lot of effort and cumbersome. If VBA IDE can do it automatically, Highlight executed lines until they are edited or reset by the user, It is very useful.

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                      0 comments  ·  Office Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add property that automatically contains the name of the control that fires the event

                      Sometimes I could write a single Sub or Function, if I could only get the name of the object that fired the current event. I could of course, create my own global variable and set it inside the myObject_Click event to "myObject", but it would be nice to just have a properties (like CurrentObject and CurrentEvent that would automatically contain those values.

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                        1 comment  ·  Office Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • VBA Editor Shortcut Improvements

                        Some requested improvements for using shortcuts in the VBA editor.

                        1) Have Ctrl+W close a code a module window. I use Ctrl+W to close windows. But it doesn't work in the VBA editor. So I'm continually doing Ctrl+W, remembering it doesn't work, then doing Ctrl+F4. Please enable Ctrl+W to close a window as in other WIndows apps.

                        2) Have Ctrl+R close the project pane as well as open it. Right now, Ctrl+R opens the project pane, but you have to manually close it. Have Ctrl+R close it if it's open.

                        3) Same with Ctrl+G. Have it close as well as…

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                        • Button on toolbar to lock/unlock code from edits

                          When working in the VBA editor, I oftentimes inadvertently insert a character into my code. Perhaps I do Ctrl+S to save, but, for some reason an S gets inserted. Or Ctrl+C or Ctrl+V. Oftentimes stray characters find their way in.

                          I'd like a button on the toolbar to lock/unlock code from edits. Code is initially locked when editor is opened. Nothing can be changed. If I want to edit code, I just click the button on the toolbar, do my edits, and then click it again when I'm done.

                          If the VBA editor is closed and reopened, the code is…

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                          • Improve VBA IDE: Find Box sizeable (Ctrl-F)

                            I think the Find Box (Ctrl-F) and Find/Replace Box (Ctrl-H) should be rezieable. That is, the user should be able to drag the box borders to resize it.

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                              1 comment  ·  Office Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Option to stop at each event function

                              Often, when troubleshooting a problem, I need to see the order of event procedure calls, when there are multiple controls triggering events, and you're wanting to see if some control's event is being called before the form's such and such event. Often I go in and put breakpoints in all the events. It would be great to just set an option that has Access stop at the top of each event procedure, so it can be reviewed.

                              Alternatively, a log of event procedure calls that can be reviewed for troubleshooting problems would be great. And an added bonus would be…

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                              • Have collapsible If and Select Case statements in the VBA Editor

                                Allow If and Select Case statements to be collapses, so that all you see are the If ... Then and End If, and Select Case, Case.. Case.. End Select. A little plus or minus next to the keyword would be great. Or just a command to collapse all functions.

                                The reason for this is that when you have an If statement that ends a long ways down, it's often hard to keep track of which End If belongs to which If Then, and you have to scroll and scroll and scroll and hope you indented properly. Being able to collapse…

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                                • Support 1password's One-time password feature w/ Office 365 MFA authentication

                                  Would love to see support for 1Password's One-time password feature for MFA authentication. It seems it can already read the URL but doesn't authenticate with O365 MFA service correctly.

                                  Refer to feature here:
                                  https://support.1password.com/one-time-passwords/

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Please Open API for Microsoft Conversion Library RTF2Foreign

                                    Please open the API for Conversion Library
                                    RTF2Foreign & Foreign2RTF

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                                    • make attachments button/link available inside actionable messages cards

                                      With actionable message cards in Outlook, we are able to make it easy for users to act on events in external systems without leaving their outlooks with Approve/Reject buttons. There are scenarios when a simple text accompanying the card is not enough to make a user decision, but providing a user with a report as an attachment to email would make the data sufficient, and a user would still be able to remain working in Outlook. It would be very handy if this attachment could be displayed on the card as a clickable icon/text/object making the whole UX plain clear…

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                                        • Radio Buttons not working in Modern SharePoint Lists - Office 365

                                          Radio Buttons not working in Modern SharePoint Lists - Office 365

                                          In the modern experience view, the multiple choice option does not display as radio buttons even though the field is setup for radio buttons. It looks more like a drop down if anything. Is this a known issue or is this by design?

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