Macros Dialog Box (Reflection)

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Reflection provides macro support using Visual Basic. When you record macros in Reflection or create new macros using the Create button in the Macros dialog box, they are placed in a module called NewMacros. Macros are saved in your Reflection for HP settings file (*.r1w).

In writing and editing Reflection macros using Visual Basic projects you will be working with:

  • Visual Basic features that are common to all Visual Basic applications. These features include the Visual Basic Editor, Basic language programming commands that are common to all Visual Basic implementations.

  • Methods, properties and events that are specific to Reflection for HP sessions and allow you to configure and manipulate these sessions.

Context-sensitive help from the Visual Basic Editor for Reflection for HP commands is provided by an installed Windows Help file. On newer Windows system, support for viewing Windows help (*.hlp) is no longer available by default. See Technical Note 2294 for information about how to configure this support.

The Programming Reference information is also available on the support website here:

Macro data

Use this field to pass information to the macro. Within a macro, use the MacroData property to access this value.


Export the selected macro to a macro file.

Macro Files

Macro files are plain text files that provide a way to save simple macros independently of Reflection settings files (*.r1w). Each macro file contains exactly one macro. Macros are limited to a single subroutine; and cannot call other routines or user forms.

Any recorded macro will run successfully as a macro file because all the code in any recorded macro is contained within a single subroutine. However, if you have created another macro (MacroB) that includes a call to your recorded macro (MacroA), MacroB will not run correctly after being exported to a macro file because the code in MacroA is not included in the exported file.

You can create a macro file when you save a recorded macro by setting Destination to Macro File. You can export an existing macro to a macro file using the Macros dialog box Export option.

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