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Hello!

I've run across a problem and have been unable to find a solution after several hours of searching.  Here's the problem:

- I have an Access 97 database form with the standard MS Access 97 Tab Control.  On one of the pages of the tab control, I have the mscal.ocx ActiveX calendar control.  I need to change the Enable property of the calendar control during run-time.  Whenever I set the Enable property to True, the Access form displays the calendar control regardless of the currently displayed page of the tab control.  For example, let's say that the calendar control is on the 2nd page of the tab control.  If I'm currently viewing the 1st page of the tab control and then set the Enable property of the calendar control to True, I can see the calendar control (even though it is not on the page I'm currently viewing!!).  

I've tested this problem with 2 other ActiveX objects and get exactly the same results.  Actually the Visible property also generates the same display problem.  

Please help!

PinnaclePr
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hi PinnaclePR,

well, i can only reproduce that behavior if i use the visible property.

but here is a workaround
I first set the focus to the page on the tabelement that holds the calendar.
Then set the properties of the calendar control, then set the focus back to the page that had first focus (from where the event was called).
Example: (name of calendar = MyCal, name of Tabelement = MyTab)

Me.MyTAB.Pages(1).SetFocus
Me.MyCal.Visible = True
Me.MyCal.Enabled = True
Me.MyTAB.Pages(0).SetFocus



hope this helps,
Ricky

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btw,
this is the actual procedure:

Private Sub cmdCalVis_Click()
Me.MyTAB.Pages(1).SetFocus
Me.MyCal.Visible = True
Me.MyCal.Enabled = True
Me.MyTAB.Pages(0).SetFocus
Me.Knop4.SetFocus
End Sub

the command button 'cmdCalVis' is on the first page of the Tabelement, and the calendar is on the second page of the tabelement. (page index numbers start at 0)
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Hi Ricky.

Thanks for your help.  I assumed your workaround would work - since I was able to manually do what your code does.  

However, I'm looking for a more elegant solution.  The form that I am using has many tab pages and these ActiveX controls are on several pages.  Also, the code that enables the ActiveX controls also does a ton of other tasks and I don't want to add to this any further code.  

Currently, my "workaround of choice" has been to use the GotFocus event of the ActiveX controls.  If I want the control to be in a disabled state, then I move the focus off of the control as soon as it gets it.  This seems to be working out OK.  

I'm really surprised that there seems to be no MS KB article(s) covering this problem.  I'm open to other suggestions at this point.

PinnaclePr

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