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Can't change the properties of a MDI form

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I have a program that uses a MDI form. I try to change that forms properties just like any other object like
formname.proprety.value or for a better example
form1.caption = "Test"
I get a run time error 426; Only one MDI form allowed.
What should I do? Thanks
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Error 426 - Only one MDI Form allowed

A project can only have one MDIForm. This error has the following causes and solutions:

You tried to load a file containing an MDIForm into a project that already has an MDIForm in it. Remove the file containing the loaded MDIForm before loading another.

You tried to load a second instance of an MDIForm created with a Dim or Set statement. You can only create one instance of an MDIForm in a project.

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If you has generated the app with Application Wizard:

use fMainForm and not use the mdiform name.
Example:

fMainForm.caption = "Test"


Why?

The app wizard has created a module with sub main:

Sub Main()
    Set fMainForm = New frmMain
    fMainForm.Show
End Sub

If you attempt use frmMain, VB attempt to load the mdiform , but the mdi is already loade.

Good Luck

Sorry, my english is very bad.

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by:mkmccreary
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The problem is the way you are referring to the form.  I would have to look at the code to tell you exactly what is going on.  Here is a workaround, though.  It uses the Forms Collection to change the caption:

Dim i as Integer

For i = 0 To Forms.Count
    If Forms(i).Name = "MDIForm1" Then
        Forms(i).Caption = "Test"
        Exit For
    End If
Next i

Just change the name in quotes to the name of your MDI form.

Later,
Martin

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CarlosJac please put you answer down as the answer for as you have helped me the most. Thanks much your way worked great and was very easy. Your english was not that bad! Thanks again!
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If you has generated the app with Application Wizard:

use fMainForm and not use the mdiform name.
Example:

fMainForm.caption = "Test"


Why?

The app wizard has created a module with sub main:

Sub Main()
    Set fMainForm = New frmMain
    fMainForm.Show
End Sub

If you attempt use frmMain, VB attempt to load the mdiform , but the mdi is already loade.

Good Luck

Sorry, my english is very bad.

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Thanks a bunch!!!!!!!
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not at all
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