Class Watch (Excel VBA)

The class Watch represents a range that is tracked when the worksheet is recalculated. The Watch object allows users to verify the accuracy of their models and debug problems that they encounter.

Set

To use a Watch class variable it first needs to be instantiated, for example

Dim wtc As Watch
Set wtc = Application.Watches.Add(Source:=)

The following procedures can be used to set variables of type Watch: Watches.Item, Watches.Add and Application.Watches

For Each

Here is an example of processing the Watch items in a collection.

Dim wtcWatche As Watch
For Each wtcWatche In Application.Watches
	
Next wtcWatche

Delete

Deletes the object.

Parent

Returns the parent object for the specified object. Read-only.

Source

Returns a Variant value that represents the unique name that identifies items that have a SourceType property value of xlSourceRange, xlSourceChart, xlSourcePrintArea, xlSourceAutoFilter, xlSourcePivotTable, or xlSourceQuery.

Possible Values are xlSourceAutoFilter - An AutoFilter range, xlSourceChart - A chart, xlSourcePivotTable - A PivotTable report, xlSourcePrintArea - A range of cells selected for printing, xlSourceQuery - A query table (external data range), xlSourceRange - A range of cells, xlSourceSheet - An entire worksheet, xlSourceWorkbook - A workbook.

If the SourceType property is set to xlSourceRange, this property returns a range, which can be a defined name. If the SourceType property is set to xlSourceChart, xlSourcePivotTable, or xlSourceQuery, this property returns the name of the object, such as a chart name, a PivotTable report name, or a query table name.

Watches.Add

Adds a range that is tracked when the worksheet is recalculated.

Syntax : expression.Add (Source)

Source: The source for the range.

Sub AddWatch() 
 
 With Application 
 .Range("A1").Formula = 1 
 .Range("A2").Formula = 2 
 .Range("A3").Formula = "=Sum(A1:A2)" 
 .Range("A3").Select 
 .Watches.Add Source:=ActiveCell 
 End With 
 
End Sub

Watches.Count

Returns a Long value that represents the number of objects in the collection.

Watches.Delete

Deletes the object.

Watches.Item

Returns a single Watch object from the collection.

Syntax : expression.Item (Index)

Index: The name or index number of the object.

Watches.Parent

Returns the parent object for the specified object. Read-only.