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Closing app programmatically

Posted on 1998-11-22
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I am trying to close my app using "unload Me" in the last line of code, but this causes an application error in NT. When the same code is attached to a button on-click event it works fine.
What am I doing wrong? Or is there a better way of closing without user input?
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by:RUSH
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I've had the same problem before.

The only explanation that I could attribute this to that I was trying to unload the app while process' were still active.

And like your example the same code in the click event of a command button worked fine.

So I used a "work around".
1)Put the "unload me" code in the click event of a command button.
2)Remove the "unload me" code from your last line.
3)Add the code "form.command = true" to your last line.

This should "auto-click" the exit button for you.

I hope this helps.
Rush


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by:KJones
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I appreciate your reply, but unfortunately I get the same result - an application error. It works when I run it within VB but its when I run it as an exe the error occurs.
I'm sure you're right when you say its something still open, but I only have two buttons, a text box and the inet control on the form. Press button 1, download some files and then shut itself down, but (you know the rest..). Button 2 just does the unload me for testing purposes.
Once again thanks for your suggestion.
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by:RUSH
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Just a couple of suggestions,

1)Try it on a Win95 machine to see if it is NT specific.
2)If it is a 16 bit app, run in its own memory space.
3)Try adding a delay before the unload.
 
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prozak earned 100 total points
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Since you're trying to close you app anyway. Why not just put "End"?

Sub Command1_Click()
  End
End Sub

That should work on any machine. Hope this helps
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