Change Form View

How do i change the view of a form in vba?
i want to change the view of the form to single form when a button is clicked.

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Easy peasy

do this

doCmd.close acForm "name of form"
DoCmd.openForm "NameofForm", acDatasheet (or whatever the view is that you want)

Y2KingswoodAuthor Commented:
its a subform :P

DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdSubformFormView


DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdFormView

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Y2KingswoodAuthor Commented:
they both just do nothing :P
Do you think you could go into a bit more depth? of what what the name of the forms are (the name of the subform, the name of its parent form ) Might be ab it easier to help you with your problem..

Y2KingswoodAuthor Commented:
yup no problem!

The main form is called


the subform control is called MenuSubForm

and the subform form is called

And youw ant to change it from Form Normal view to datasheet view at a touch of a butotn?
OK, sorry but the following will switch views on the subform every time you press the button.

DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdSubformDatasheet

Y2KingswoodAuthor Commented:
what is the acCmd for Contionus form and single form?
Y2KingswoodAuthor Commented:
you see i have a form, on that form is a subform.
the subform is normaly in Cont Form View.
but on the press of a button must chane to Single Form
when another button is pressed it must change back to Cont Form View
Sorry but I havn't had any luck finding a method to switch between continuous and single form view without closing the form.

Y2KingswoodAuthor Commented:
yeah i am having the same trouble. and when i use echo it still shows the from closing and opening :(
You could try having to forms(for use as subforms) created. One in continuous form view and the other in single form view. Then just change the source object property of the subform control on your main form when the user clicks on a button.

Not what you wanted but it might suit your needs.


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Y2KingswoodAuthor Commented:
the thing with doing it that way (the way it currently does) is that if i change one form then i have either recreate the other one or make the changes to both forms and its wasting a lot of time, as well as there being 10 or so forms that change view
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