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This article contains a sample Microsoft Visual Basic for Applicationsmacro (Sub procedure) that retrieves the slide number of the slide you arecurrently working on and then displays the slide number in a message box.
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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
For more information about creating Visual Basic for Applications macros,click the Office Assistant in Microsoft PowerPoint, type how to create amacro, click Search, and then click to view "Create a macro in VisualBasic Editor."
For more information about running Visual Basic for Applications macros,click the Office Assistant in Microsoft PowerPoint, type how to run amacro, click Search, and then click to view "Run a macro."
NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on theStandard toolbar. If the Assistant is not able to answer your query, pleasesee 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