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Draw a line in a form - how ?

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I wrote: "form1.Line(0,0)-(200,200), RGB(0,0,255)", and even put a "form1.refresh", but when "form1.show" is executed, there is no line drawn !?!! Can someone shower some help ? Thanks !!
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Question by:collinng
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electrick earned 50 total points
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You must invoke Show() before you draw the line. In other words,
you have to have a form displayed before you can draw on it.

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by:swilt
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A form is only displayed when .show is executed or End Sub of the form load is reached

the following code will work

Private Sub Form_Load()
    Form1.Show
    Form1.Line (0, 0)-(200, 200), RGB(0, 0, 255)
End Sub


OR


Private Sub Form_Paint()
    Form1.Line (0, 0)-(200, 200), RGB(0, 0, 255)
End Sub

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by:collinng
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Electrick and Swilt are both correct. In addition, I can also draw a line after show() - as long as the instructions are not in Form_Load() module. However, I still don't understand why Line instruction in Form_Load() module doesn't work - but nebermine, that's just too detailed to bother about. Thanks so much, I appreciate it !
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