PPT: Sample VB Code to Retrieve Current Slide Number

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SUMMARY

This article contains a sample Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications macro (Sub procedure) that retrieves the slide number of the slide you are currently working on and then displays the slide number in a message box.

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Microsoft provides programming examples for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied. This includes, but is not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This article assumes that you are familiar with the programming language that is being demonstrated and with the tools that are used to create and to debug procedures. Microsoft support engineers can help explain the functionality of a particular procedure, but they will not modify these examples to provide added functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific requirements.

Sample Visual Basic Procedure

   Sub GetCurrentSlideNumber()

      Dim lCurrentView As Long

      ' Get the current view type.
      lCurrentView = ActiveWindow.ViewType

      ' Make sure that PowerPoint is in Slide view.
      ' ActiveWindow.Selection.SlideRange.SlideNumber produces an error if
      ' you are using any other view.
      If lCurrentView = ppViewSlide Then

         ' Display the slide number.
         MsgBox "You are on slide: " & _
            ActiveWindow.Selection.SlideRange.SlideNumber, vbInformation
      Else

         ' PowerPoint is not in slide view.
         MsgBox "You must be in slide view to run this macro.", _
            vbInformation

      End If

   End Sub
				

REFERENCES

For more information about creating Visual Basic for Applications macros, click the Office Assistant in Microsoft PowerPoint, type how to create a macro, click Search, and then click to view "Create a macro in Visual Basic Editor."

For more information about running Visual Basic for Applications macros, click the Office Assistant in Microsoft PowerPoint, type how to run a macro, click Search, and then click to view "Run a macro."

NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the Standard toolbar. If the Assistant is not able to answer your query, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
176476 OFF: Office Assistant Not Answering Visual Basic Questions
For more information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
163435 VBA: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications

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Article ID: 163194 - Last Review: October 11, 2006 - Revision: 3.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 98 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 97 Standard Edition
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