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another control array question - BergJC

We have discovered that the reason the unload image does not work properly when we are choosing an item from a combo box click or change.

How do you trick it to make it think it's coming from a command button which works fine.
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MaryD
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kamallCommented:
Please be more clear on what you are trying to do exactly so we can help you. Probably you can post your code as well.
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MaryDAuthor Commented:
Create-load 5 control array elements  (command1)
       --always succesful
         if the array element contains 1 element imgTest(0)
Remove-unloads the 5 control array elements (command2)
       always successful
Combo-successful first time through in loading control array
     -subsequent passes
       -tries to unload(5 control array elements)
       -receives error
         "unlable to unload in this context"
       


Option Explicit
Public Intx As Integer
Public d, z As Integer
Public Frst As Integer

Private Sub cboTest_click()
If Frst = 0 Then
    unloadarray
End If
Frst = 0
For d = 1 To z
    Load imgTest(d)
    imgTest(d).Height = 615
    imgTest(d).Width = 615
    imgTest(d).Top = 615
    imgTest(d).Left = (615 * d)
    imgTest(d).Visible = True
Next
End Sub

Private Sub cmdStop_Click()
End
End Sub

Private Sub Command1_Click()

For d = 1 To z
    Load imgTest(d)
    imgTest(d).Height = 615
    imgTest(d).Width = 615
    imgTest(d).Top = 615
    imgTest(d).Left = (615 * d)
    imgTest(d).Visible = True
Next
End Sub

Private Sub Command2_Click()
For d = 1 To z
    Unload imgTest(d)
    Intx = Intx - 1
Next
Frst = 1
End Sub

Private Sub Form_Load()
z = 5
Frst = 1
End Sub
Private Sub unloadarray()
For d = 1 To z
    Unload imgTest(d)
    Intx = Intx - 1
Next
End Sub

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kamallCommented:
MaryD,
I tested your code and looked at the problem. Here is the cause:
(Form the VB help file)

Unable to unload within this context (Error 365):

In some situations you are not allowed to unload a form or a control on a form. This error has the following causes and solutions:

·      There is an Unload statement in the Paint event for the form or for a control on the form that has the Paint event.

Remove the Unload statement from the Paint event.

·      There is an Unload statement in the Change, Click, or DropDown events of a ComboBox.

Remove the Unload statement from the event.

·      There is an Unload statement in the Scroll event of an HScrollBar or VScrollBar control.

Remove the Unload statement from the event.

·      There is an Unload statement in the Resize event of a Data, Form, MDIForm, or PictureBox control.

Remove the Unload statement from the event.

·      There is an Unload statement in the Resize event of an MDIForm that is trying to unload an MDI child form.

Remove the Unload statement from the event.

·      There is an Unload statement in the RePosition or Validate event of a Data control.

Remove the Unload statement from the event.

·      There is an Unload statement in the ObjectMove event of an OLE Container control.

Remove the Unload statement from the event.

Regards
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kamallCommented:
Possible solution:
Put a timer on your form, set its Interval property to 100, and set its Enabled property to False, and use this code (your code modified):

Option Explicit
      Public Intx As Integer
      Public d, z As Integer
      Public Frst As Integer

Private Sub cboTest_Click()

    Timer1.Enabled = True

End Sub

      Private Sub cmdStop_Click()
      End
      End Sub

      Private Sub Command1_Click()

      For d = 1 To z
          Load imgTest(d)
          imgTest(d).Height = 615
          imgTest(d).Width = 615
          imgTest(d).Top = 615
          imgTest(d).Left = (615 * d)
          imgTest(d).Visible = True
      Next
      End Sub

      Private Sub Command2_Click()
      For d = 1 To z
          Unload imgTest(d)
          Intx = Intx - 1
      Next
      Frst = 1
      End Sub

      Private Sub Form_Load()
      z = 5
      Frst = 1
      End Sub
      Private Sub unloadarray()

      For d = 1 To z
          Unload imgTest(d)
          Intx = Intx - 1
      Next
      End Sub

Private Sub Timer1_Timer()
     
      Timer1.Enabled = False
      If Frst = 0 Then
          unloadarray
      End If
      Frst = 0
      For d = 1 To z
          Load imgTest(d)
          imgTest(d).Height = 615
          imgTest(d).Width = 615
          imgTest(d).Top = 615
          imgTest(d).Left = (615 * d)
          imgTest(d).Visible = True
      Next

End Sub

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MaryDAuthor Commented:
I will try what you suggested. My co-worker and I discovered that if we changed the combo box to a list box the code works like we expect to also.
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kamallCommented:
Yes. The list box does not have problem.
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