project file management

Posted on 2001-08-01
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
i am developing a project on visual baisc 6. i will be having around 100 different forms.i will have a same menu on all the forms which loads the different forms . for this purpose , should i make a single project file and put all the forms under this , or i shall make different project files for a group of related forms.

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Private Declare Function SetMenu Lib "user32" Alias "SetMenu" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal hMenu As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function GetMenu Lib "user32" Alias "GetMenu" (ByVal hwnd As Long) As Long


Dim frm As Form

For Each frm In Forms
  SetMenu frm.hWnd, GetMenu(FormWithMenu.hWnd)
Next frm

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by:Ryan Chong
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I'd say to use an MDIForm. Put the menu on it and make all the forms with that menu MDIChildren.
If the forms are shown only one at a time, you can use frames on a single form to contain the controls. This way, you'd have one form, one set of menus and you can just use show the frame you wish to show and hide the others.

Essentially, a project equals an app. If you split the forms to different projects, you'll end up with them in different apps.
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One for all, all for one ;-)
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