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Delay a macro until after form is fully loaded and displayed

Posted on 2001-07-25
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I have an opening splash screen that I want to display when the application is first opened then to run a macro. The macro runs 6 different import queries.

No matter what I try only one small corner of the form has time to display before the macro executes. Once the macro is finished then the form fully appears. I want the reverse, the form to fully display (it tells the user to wait, that there is processing goin on) then run the macro.

Any suggestions?
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Question by:awilson1199
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PsychoDazey earned 100 total points
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Have you tried putting the macro in the OnCurrent event?
If that doesnt work, in the on current event for the form set the timer = to 2500 (or something like that), I believe the syntax is Me.timer = 2500.
Then, in the on timer event, set the timer = 0 and put the code in to run the macro.
Let me know if you need me to walk you through this.
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by:mgrattan
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You can execute your macro from the form's On Load event.  

Public Sub Form_Load()
   Me.Repaint
   DoCmd.RunMacro "macro name"
End Sub
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by:awilson1199
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I had tried putting the macro in the OnCurrent, onActive, gotfocus... But I tried the timer solution and it works. Thanks
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by:PsychoDazey
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No problem, glad I could help!
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