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Mar 25

Problems with the VBE Properties Window

From time to time, the properties window of the Visual Basic Editor (VBE) will fail to dock properly. When this happens, users who are comfortable with– and choose to back up–the Windows registry can rename the following key from
HKEY_USERSDefaultSoftwareMicrosoftVBAOfficeDock
to
HKEY_USERSDefaultSoftwareMicrosoftVBAOffice;Dock

This will solve any errant docking behavior within the VBE. If you're using Windows 2000 and Office XP, the registry key is
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftVBA6.0CommonDock

Editing the registry is a dangerous operation that should only be performed by an experienced user at your own risk.