ON ERROR


Error handling statement to set the current error handler

Syntax:
On [Local] Error Goto label

Parameters:
label
Label to jump to when an error occurs

Description:
On Error triggers a jump to an error handler when an error occurs. Such errors can be triggered by built-in statements such as Open, or when the Error statement is used.

Note: The error checking for built-in statements is only enabled if the program is compiled with one of the -e, -ex or -exx options. On Error remains working with Error even when none of these options are used.

On Local Error can be used to specify a local error handler inside a procedure. This allows for specialized per-procedure error handling and will override the global error handler, if any. Without Local, the handler must be in the main part of the module.
Remark: Presently, the Local clause is ignored by the compiler.

On Error Goto 0 deactivates the current error handler.

Examples:
'' Compile with QB (-lang qb) dialect

'$lang: "qb"

On Error Goto errorhandler
Error 24 '' simulate an error
Print "this message will not be seen"

errorhandler:
Print "Error #"; Err; "!"
End


'' compile as: fbc onerror.bas -ex

#lang "fblite"

Function hFileExists( filename As String ) As Integer Static
    Dim f As Integer

    hFileExists = 0

    On Local Error Goto exitfunction

    f = FreeFile
    Open filename For Input As #f
   
    Close #f

    hFileExists = -1

exitfunction:
    Exit Function
End Function


    Print "File exists (0=false): "; hFileExists( Command )

    On Error Goto errhandler
    Error 1234
    Print "back from resume next"
    End 0

errhandler:
    Print "error number: " + Str( Err ) + " at line: " + Str( Erl )
    Resume Next


Differences from QB:
See also:
Back to Error Handling Functions
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