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I have a form in VBA which has a command button. Every time I click it I create a new command button.
How do I attach an event to the new buttons, so that when I click any of themm, I can run some code?

The code so far is as follows:-

Dim Mycmd As Control

Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
Static i&

i& = i& + 1
Set Mycmd = Controls.Add("Forms.CommandButton.1")
With Mycmd
  .Left = 12
  .Top = 25 * i& + 25
  .Caption = .Name
End With

End Sub
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Question by:broadbent
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traygreen earned 100 total points
ID: 1439901
Create the button as the 0 item in a control array
eg name = cmdTest
   item = 0

replace your set code with
   iCurrentCont = cmdTest.count -1
   Load cmdTest(iCurrentCont)
   cmdTest(iCurrentControl).left = .......

This will allow all of the new controls to access the evnets set up for the intital command button.  You could build the logic into the event (say click) to account for there being more than one control element
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by:AnswerTheMan
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traygreen's answer is correct but he did not explain it well.
if i was in a situation that i know nothing about it - i would not understand a thing from his answer.
traygreen,  if u AnswerTheMan - do it from your heart.
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by:broadbent
ID: 1439903
sorry , but controls in VBA can't be indexed!
Thats the problem
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