Excel VBA App stops spontaneously with message "Code execution has been halted" Excel VBA App stops spontaneously with message "Code execution has been halted" vba vba

Excel VBA App stops spontaneously with message "Code execution has been halted"


I have found a 2nd solution.

  1. Press "Debug" button in the popup.
  2. Press Ctrl+Pause|Break twice.
  3. Hit the play button to continue.
  4. Save the file after completion.

Hope this helps someone.


This problem comes from a strange quirk within Office/Windows.

After developing the same piece of VBA code and running it hundreds of times (literally) over the last couple days I ran into this problem just now. The only thing that has been different is that just prior to experiencing this perplexing problem I accidentally ended the execution of the VBA code with an unorthodox method.

I cleaned out all temp files, rebooted, etc... When I ran the code again after all of this I still got the issue - before I entered the first loop. It makes sense that "press "Debug" button in the popup, then press twice [Ctrl+Break] and after this can continue without stops" because something in the combination of Office/Windows has not released the execution. It is stuck.

The redundant Ctrl+Break action probably resolves the lingering execution.


One solution is here:

The solution for this problem is to add the line of code “Application.EnableCancelKey = xlDisabled” in the first line of your macro.. This will fix the problem and you will be able to execute the macro successfully without getting the error message “Code execution has been interrupted”.

But, after I inserted this line of code, I was not able to use Ctrl+Break any more. So it works but not greatly.


matomo