Obsolete

@Obsolete annotation, marks a procedure as "obsolete". Rubberduck inspections can then warn about code that references them.


New This feature is currently only available in pre-release builds (or the xmldoc asset doesn’t yet exist on main!).

Parameters
NameTypeDescription
MessageText If provided, the first argument becomes additional metadata that Rubberduck can use in inspection results, and remains a valid and useful in-place comment.

Examples

Each example is a self-contained MCVE showing the feature in a single specific scenario.

Standard Module
Named Module1 by default, these are general-purpose standard procedural modules.
Class Module
Named Class1 by default, these modules define the default interface for an object of that type.
Predeclared Class
A class module with its VB_PredeclaredId attribute set to True (with or without a @PredeclaredId annotation).
Interface Module
Abstract interfaces are class modules (with or without an @Interface annotation) whose default interface is not a class type intended to be instantiated.
UserForm Module
A predeclared class with a design-time visual designer using the MSForms UI framework.
Document Module
Owned by the host application, these class modules belong to the host document and may handle various events fired by the host application.

Class1

Option Explicit
'@Obsolete("Use DoSomethingElse instead.")
Public Sub DoSomething()
End Sub
Public Sub DoSomethingElse()
End Sub

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