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Callers Add-in [Update 3.7 - Jan 2018

Submitted on: 1/29/2018 2:45:11 PM
By: Rde 
Level: Intermediate
User Rating: By 10 Users
Compatibility: VB 5.0, VB 6.0
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Callers Add-in [Update 3.7 - Jan 29, 2018]


This is a handy VB add-in that adds something I've often needed as projects get too large and complex ... It adds a couple of entries to VB's code pane context menu so that when you right-click within a procedure (or on a declare) and select 'Display Callers' you get a popup menu listing all other routines in the project that call this code member ... It displays which routines reference any particular code member in the project, and allows you to select one to go to it - and a second entry called 'Return to Callee' to go back if you wish.


Callee's include all procedures, API declares, Enums and Types, module level constants and variables, Implemented classes and Raised Events ... Also identifies parent Type or Enum when right- clicking on one of their members ... Finds public Enums of classes without being qualified by class name ... Also adds a 'Clear' menu item to the Immediate Window ... Added by request display all members of the current code module.


  • Display Callers..        Alt+F2
  • Jump to next Caller      Alt+F3
  • Return to Callee     Alt+Win+F2
  • Jump to prev Caller  Alt+Win+F3


Added another HotKey:   Alt+F3

Pop-up menu is limited to 200 entries, but all hits are kept and can be iterated by stepping thru the code with the new HotKey. You can hit Alt+F2, then dismiss the menu with Alt(again)+F3, and step thru all hits with Alt+F3. You must try it!


Minor update allows returning to all Callees. I'm often finding Callers of Callers and then unable to return to the starting Callee. Previous Callees will eventually become out of sync as changes are made to the code, but no errors will occur. Also available by repeating the Alt+Win+F2 HotKey.


Another minor update allows stepping through Callers in reverse. Available only by repeating the Alt+Win+F3 HotKey.

Bug reports or suggestions for improvement welcome.


Just compile the project to automatically add the add-in to VB and get two new menu items 'Callers' and 'Callee' on the code context menu ... If you have compiled a previous version just compile again with no VB IDE's open by selecting 'Make' on the Caller.vbp's right-click context menu in explorer ... 22 kb zip.


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6/17/2016 9:40:14 PMdave Carter

This is an excellent Add-In, I use it all the time :D
Thanks Rohan
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6/30/2016 9:17:22 AMRde

Hi Dave

I agree I use this all time,

Should have been part of VB
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7/2/2016 9:41:40 PMdave Carter

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8/20/2016 8:13:01 AMRobert Rayment

Res file missing ?
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8/21/2016 5:28:30 PMRobert Rayment

All OK now with new download.
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8/23/2016 6:37:32 AMRde

Thanks for the heads-up Rob

Happy coding,
Rd :)
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4/2/2018 7:37:04 PMgibra

Excellent job.
It's possible to use this add-in in VBA for Office applications?
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4/3/2018 5:59:05 AMRde

Hi gibra
I have never tried add-ins in office apps
I suspect that you can not :(
But try looking for a addin menu in the office app
If it is possible add-in menu will be there already
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4/3/2018 6:01:44 AMRde

P.s: when in the 'macro?' editor mode

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4/3/2018 10:56:43 AMRde

There is Tools>Add-in menu in excel but the xla file is created from a work sheet, seems cannot convert a vb add-in :(
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