Solved

Creating new forms from code

Posted on 2003-11-11
3
196 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-03
Hi!

How can I create new forms or any other objects only from code?

I have seen somewhere, that this can be done by using New keyword, but I don't know how exactly it works.

This is what I have so far:

    Dim form2 As New Form1
    Load form2
    form2.Show

This creates new form which looks like form1, but I want to create completely new and empty form.
Can I create an array of forms?      form(0), form(1), form(2) . . .
How do I change properties of new forms?    My example gives 'Object Required' error when I try:     form2.caption = "abcdefg"

If possible, can you give me code example that would do the following:

- create 2 new empty forms, and display them
- change caption for first form
- create button on second form

Thanx!
0
Comment
Question by:dbrckovi
3 Comments
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
Crazy_king_in earned 35 total points
ID: 9721598
Create a new form named Form1

Have a command button, paste the following code in the click event of the command button, u can see what u want


Dim J As New Form1
Dim K As New Form1
J.Show
K.Show
J.Caption = "First Form - Empty"

K.Caption = "Second Form"
K.Move 0, 0
K.Controls.Add "VB.TextBox", "cmdObj1", K
With K!cmdObj1
    .Visible = True
    .Width = 2000
    .Text = "Dynamic TextBox"
End With
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:MaxPol
ID: 9721764
You can have index for new forms.

Create a form called Form1.

Place whatever you nee inside

Then declare the following

Dim MyForm(x) as Form1 ' where x is a value, but you could also define it like Dim MyForm() as Form1 and then redim it


' index is a value from 0 to x-1
Set MyForm(index) = New Form1

Then you can access all objects as follow:


MyForm(0).label1.caption="Text Here"
MyForm(0).text1.text="Other Text"

In order to handle the form correctly I suggest you to have a control or a variable inside the original form the will be assigned with the index (in order to know exactly wich of the instance fired an event)

MyForm(0).labelindex.caption=0


Hope this help,

Max
0
 
LVL 11

Author Comment

by:dbrckovi
ID: 9731028
Thanx for replies!

Crazy_King_In

Your example works, but form J is not empty, it contains a Command Button.

I want to create a realy empty form, that would act exactly if it was created by 'Add New Form' from Design Mode.

I managed to simulate this by adding an empty form to my project (ftmTemplate), and then creating new forms as frmTemplate.   >>  Dim frmNewForm As New frmTemplate <<

Is there some more elegant way?

I mean, does it have to be created by a model (Form1)? can't it be created from scratch?
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Most everyone who has done any programming in VB6 knows that you can do something in code like Debug.Print MyVar and that when the program runs from the IDE, the value of MyVar will be displayed in the Immediate Window. Less well known is Debug.Asse…
When designing a form there are several BorderStyles to choose from, all of which can be classified as either 'Fixed' or 'Sizable' and I'd guess that 'Fixed Single' or one of the other fixed types is the most popular choice. I assume it's the most p…
As developers, we are not limited to the functions provided by the VBA language. In addition, we can call the functions that are part of the Windows operating system. These functions are part of the Windows API (Application Programming Interface). U…
This lesson covers basic error handling code in Microsoft Excel using VBA. This is the first lesson in a 3-part series that uses code to loop through an Excel spreadsheet in VBA and then fix errors, taking advantage of error handling code. This l…

821 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question