Problems with form back color

Posted on 2000-03-03
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
i am trying to change the backcolor of my form from blue 2 white.
it is not changing
this is the code i am trying to use. I am able to change my labels and text boxes with the same method except fpr the form backcolor

batches.backcolor = &h0&


Question by:CraigLazar
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batches.backcolor = &H00FFFFFF&
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OK, apart from the fact that you've specified black as the backcolour rather than white I don't see a major mistake - the colour should still have changed.

Perhaps you're working with an instance of the form, and an object variable, and in this case you accidentally used the form name?


Dim frmX As frmMain
Set frmX = New frmMain

frmX.SomeButton.BackColor = vbWhite

frmMain.BackColor = vbWhite '<-wrong,
frmX.BackColor = vbWhite '<-correct

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Very good Caraf G.. I forgot all about the VB color constants.. thank you for the reminder.. <smile>
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Craig, I don't understand how wsh2's suggestion solved your problem?

In your question you state that you do:
batches.backcolor = &h0&

But, when you try that
"it is not changing"

That doesn't make sense. The form should have changed, except it should have gone black instead of white.

So from the premise that you gave us correct information in your question it logically follows that wsh2's answer cannot be the correct answer to solve your problem.

Author Comment

ID: 2595089
Hi cara_g
i am very sorry
i meant to ask u to post the answer but i was in a rush and only realised after i acepted the answer.
So i am gonna post another question for u only to answer and i will grade it. Sorry mate i am embarrased and sorry if i hacked u off.

thanx for the great help

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Expert Comment

ID: 2595134
Not at all, Craig, I didn't mean to come across like that. I was genuinely confused as I couldn't work it out.



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