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Posted on 2002-03-19
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
My program has 3 forms, when the first one triggers the secound form to load, I hide the first.  The
problem is, if the user closes that secound or third  form, then the first/Second one still exists but is hidden so you have to go into the task manager to close it.  
Need help fast for this question please
Question by:bojman
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ID: 6881958
in a bas module add the following sub

public sub CloseApplication()
for intCnt =forms.count to 1 step -1
   unload forms(intCnt)
next intCnt
end sub

use CloseApplication whenever you want to close all

Accepted Solution

Moogy earned 300 total points
ID: 6881963
It's the job of the programmer to keep track of all objects and clean things up, so you'll need to write some code to regulate this.

Using the End statement is an easy way to shut things down, but it can be dangerous and doesn't always clean things up.  I recommend against it.

What I recommend is creating a shutdown procedure that cycles through the loaded forms and unloads all of them.  you can execute this feature when the user shuts down a form, or executes an exit.

An example:

Do While Forms.Count > 0
 Unload Forms(0)

You can also walk the forms collection when another form is unloaded or hidden and find out if all of the forms are hidden - if so, then shut down.  For example:

Dim bVisible as boolean
Dim iLoop as Integer

For iLoop = 0 to Forms.count - 1
 if forms(iLoop).Visible then
   exit for

if bVisible = false then
 ' Unload everything...

I hope this helps!

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Expert Comment

ID: 6881964
sorry use this
public sub CloseApplication()
for intCnt =forms.count-1 to 0 step -1
  unload forms(intCnt)
next intCnt
end sub

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by:Ryan Chong
ID: 6881973
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Expert Comment

by:Ryan Chong
ID: 6881975
Sorry as didn't see Moogy already post it.

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