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How to call a form if form name is stored in a variable

dim lsFormName as String
lsFormName = "frmTest"

How can i call this frmTest form.

I need this bcoz my form names are stored in a database and the menu is dynamic.
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Question by:GautamMukherjee
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TimCottee earned 100 total points
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   Dim TheNewForm As String
    Dim t As Form
    TheNewForm = "MyForm2"
    Set t = Forms.Add(TheNewForm)
    t.Show

Use this to add the new form to the forms collection and then show it.
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by:Madmarlin
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Try this

    Dim FormName As String
    Dim frmForm As Form
    Dim FormIWant as form
   
    On Error Resume Next
    ' Search through forms collection to find required form
    For Each frmForm In Forms
If frmForm.Name = strForm Then
            blnLoaded = True
            Exit For
        End If
    Next
   
    FormLoaded = blnLoaded
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by:Madmarlin
ID: 7013436
Sorry the above code wasnt completed, I sumitted it it error..

Give this a go..

   Dim FormName As String
   Dim frmForm As Form
   Dim FormIWant as form
   
   On Error Resume Next
   ' Search through forms collection to find required form
   For Each frmForm In Forms
       If frmForm.Name = FormName Then
         FormIWant = frmForm  
         Exit For
       End If
   Next
   

You shoudl now be able to reference the form properties from FormIWant.Name, FormIWant.Caption etc

Madmarlin

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by:TimCottee
ID: 7013437
I suppose actually that the ultimate solution combines both approaches as it is possible that the form you want is already open, if so then MadMarlin's code would work, however this won't add a new form to the collection which mine does.
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by:GautamMukherjee
ID: 7016217
Thanx for the suggestion. Looking forward for more solutions from you.
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