You can call a procedure located in any module in the same project as the active module just as you would call a procedure in the active module. However, if two or more modules contain a procedure with the same name, you must specify a module name in the calling statement, as shown in the following example:
Sub Main() Module1.MyProcedure End Sub
If you give the same name to two different procedures in two different projects, you must specify a project name when you call that procedure. For example, the following procedure calls the
Main procedure in the
MyModule module in the
Sub Main() [MyProject.vbp].[MyModule].Main End Sub
Different applications have different names for a project. For example, in Microsoft Access, a project is called a database (.mdb); in Microsoft Excel, it's a workbook (.xls).
- If you rename a module or project, be sure to change the module or project name wherever it appears in calling statements; otherwise, Visual Basic will not be able to find the called procedure. Use the Replace command on the Edit menu to find and replace text in a module.
- To avoid naming conflicts among referenced projects, give your procedures unique names so you can call a procedure without specifying a project or module.