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Multiple command buttons sharing one event?

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Let's say that I have 5 command buttons on an Access 97 form.  All five buttons perform pretty much the same tasks, with one exception.  Rather than use 5 "OnClick" events, is it possible for all 5 command buttons to use one and the same event?  If 'yes', then how?  Then, how can I perform a Select Case within this single event to determine which button of the 5 that actually triggered the event?  This way I can minimize the amount of duplicate coding, while at the same time make sure that the unique code related to each command button is run.
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by:Helicopter
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create a function (say myfunction()) which takes a string as a parameter

call the function from the onclick events of your 5 buttons and pass the name of the command button with it.

If the uniqueness can be further refined you only need to pass the element that is unique to the function, the actual command button name isn't necessary
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Thanks.

I wanted to ask some new questions, however, it looks like Experts Exchange's "Ask a ?" function is temporarily broken:

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The requested URL /topics/bin/NewQForm was not found on this server.

In any case, here are some new questions:

1) How does one define a GLOBAL constant value that is accessible from ALL modules/forms?

2) How can I check whether a file for input exists PRIOR to opening it?  Likewise, how can I verify whether a directory exists or not?  In Delphi/Pascal, it would be "If FileExists("c:\autoexec.bat") then...".  In PowerBasic, it would be "Dir$("c:\autoexec.bat")".

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Public constant for all modules/forms:
In a standard module: Public const MYCONSTANT as string="mystringvalue"
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use the Dir() function. if it generates an error the directory does not exist. If no error occures you are able to determine if the file you want to create already exist.

Best regards,

kulikuli
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by:Monroe406
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Since it is still impossible to ask a new question via "Ask a ?"

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.I am going to press my luck and ask another question here:

Is there a way to retrieve the value of a Text component withOUT having to SetFocus first?  Currently, this is illegal:

MyString = Text1.Text

.unless I do this first:

Text1.SetFocus
MyString = Text1.Text

Is there a more efficient solution?  Setting focus prior to referencing the Text component's data won't always work, as in...

MyString = Text1.Text + " " + Text2.Text

Thanks.
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by:Helicopter
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Try putting me before hand

MyString = me.Text1 & " " & me.Text2

you shouldn't need to set focus.
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Thanks Helicopter!  That worked great!

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