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Different forms within a project

Posted on 2000-03-08
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I am currently writing a client server application using VB 6.0 and RPG 4 (AS\400).  

I have created a project in VB and have several forms within the project.  Each form is a seperate program.  For example the main form is a list box loaded with records. When the left mouse button is clicked on a record a pop up list of options is displayed.  When an option is selected i pass information from that record into a new form and display the new form.  When the new form is loaded i want processing to remain in that form until the user exits.  At the moment the form loads but processing continues in the calling form.  

Is there a on exit resume next type command?  

Can anyone help??
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by:p_biggelaar
ID: 2596350
If you don't mind that the user cannot do anything else then work with that form untill he's ready, call the form like this:

YourForm.Show vbModal

This means the form will be shown as modal, and code in the calling form will only continue executing after you unloaded the second form
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by:p_biggelaar
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Simple example:

Create new project, add two forms (Form1, Form2)
On the first form add one commandbutton (command1), on the second add two commandbuttons (command1, command2)

Add this code to Form1:

Private Sub Command1_Click()
    Form2.Show vbModal
    MsgBox "Back to Form1"
End Sub

Add this code to Form2:

Private Sub Command1_Click()
MsgBox "hallo"
End Sub

Private Sub Command2_Click()
Unload Me
End Sub

Good luck...
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by:CRICE
ID: 2596500
Thanks.. that would work for me, as this is exactly what i am trying to do.

The only problem is that i need to pass a varible to the form load routine.  But because it is a private sub, it will not allow this.  I have tried making the varible public, static etc.. but the varible becomes blanks as soon as the form load routine is accessed.
I built an initial sub routine around the form load, but if i show the form in the initial sub routine and use the vbmodal function the form displays but the screen freezes!!

Any ideas?
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by:CRICE
ID: 2596509
Thanks.. that would work for me, as this is exactly what i am trying to do.

The only problem is that i need to pass a varible to the form load routine.  But because it is a private sub, it will not allow this.  I have tried making the varible public, static etc.. but the varible becomes blanks as soon as the form load routine is accessed.
I built an initial sub routine around the form load, but if i show the form in the initial sub routine and use the vbmodal function the form displays but the screen freezes!!

Any ideas?
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p_biggelaar earned 100 total points
ID: 2596632
You could declare a public variable on form1 and access this from form2, like this:

Code in Form1:

Public ThisIsTheRequiredVariable As String

Private Sub Command1_Click()
    ThisIsTheRequiredVariable = "Let's see whether it works!"
    Form2.Show vbModal
    MsgBox "Back to Form1"
End Sub

Code in Form2:

Private Sub Command1_Click()
MsgBox "hallo"
End Sub

Private Sub Command2_Click()
Unload Me
End Sub

Private Sub Form_Load()
Dim ThisIsWhereItGoes As String

    ThisIsWhereItGoes = Form1.ThisIsTheRequiredVariable
   
    MsgBox ThisIsWhereItGoes
End Sub

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by:CRICE
ID: 2596719
Thanks for that... you deserve the points.  As i have not had much experience in VB and i don't get much support from my managers, a web site like this is a god send.  My total VB training has consisted of a book on how to program VB 6.0 in 21 days!!  From this i am suppose to write a client server application using VB and RPG!

Anyway thanks for your time and your help.

Chris
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by:p_biggelaar
ID: 2598241
Well, good luck and if you've got any questions, you know what to do...

PS: that really is very little training for what you're supposed to do.
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