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Using variables to identify objects

Posted on 1997-03-14
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Can I use variables to identify objects such as forms.  I know I can use activeform but I would like to use a variable to identify a form.  For example, I want to condense the following code from;
Select Case gs_Form_for_Sort_Plot
    Case "frm_KS01"
        frm_KS01.F1Book1.Sort3 command
        frm_KS01.F1Book1.SetSelection command
        frm_KS01.F1Book1.SetBorder command
    Case "frm_KS02"
        frm_KS02.F1Book1.Sort3 command
        frm_KS02.F1Book1.SetSelection command
        frm_KS02.F1Book1.SetBorder command
    Case "frm_KS03"
        frm_KS03.F1Book1.Sort3 command
        frm_KS03.F1Book1.SetSelection command
        frm_KS03.F1Book1.SetBorder command
    Case Else
        MsgBox "Error in sort."
End Select

To;

gs_Form_for_Sort_Plot.F1Book1.Sort3 command
gs_Form_for_Sort_Plot.F1Book1.SetSelection command
gs_Form_for_Sort_Plot.F1Book1.SetBorder command
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Question by:jadekraf
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Sure, just pass the form name to a function/sub as TYPE FORM. Using your example ...

Select Case gs_Form_for_Sort_Plot
    Case "frm_KS01", "frm_KS02",  "frm_KS03"
        MyCode  gs_Form_for_Sort_Plot
    Case Else
        MsgBox "Error in sort."
End Select

Public Sub MyCode ( FormObj  AS FORM )
    FormObj.Sort3 command
    FormObj.SetSelection command
    FormObj.SetBorder command
End Sub
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