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WD2000: BreakLink Method Deletes Object Reference
Article ID: 212570 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q212570
When you have a Visual Basic for Applications macro that uses the BreakLink method in combination with an object reference, the following error message may appear:
For more information about the BreakLink Method, in the Visual Basic Editor, click Microsoft Visual Basic Help on the Help menu, type breaklink in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.
Run-time error '5825':
Object has been deleted
The link the object variable referred to no longer exists.
You receive the "Object has been deleted" message if the macro has attempted to access an object that has been deleted. The object may have been deleted deliberately, such as with the Delete method, or it may have been deleted as a side effect of another operation, such as when a frame is added around an inline shape, which deletes the original inline shape and creates a copy of it in the frame.
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For more information about how to use the sample code in this article, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
212536To verify that an object still exists, use the IsObjectValid method.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/212536/EN-US/ )OFF2000: How to Run Sample Code from Knowledge Base Articles
This example adds a picture to the active document and assigns it to the variable sPIC. If the variable sPIC is true and the object exists, a message box containing True is returned. The macro then deletes the inserted picture object. If the variable sPIC is False and the object does not exist, a message box containing False is returned.
For more information about the IsObjectValid property, in the Visual Basic Editor, click Microsoft Visual Basic Help on the Help menu, type IsObjectValid in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
For additional information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/212623/EN-US/ )WD2000: Macro Programming Resources
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/226118/EN-US/ )OFF2000: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications