troubleshooting Question

Problem with Access 2000 Zoom Control. Modal form freezes app. to user input.

Avatar of steverke
steverke asked on
Microsoft Access
9 Comments1 Solution343 ViewsLast Modified:
1) Have a hidden form with a timer event. In the case that a user has left the app. alone too long, the timer event opens a warning form with a countdown.  It's opened with the Modal property = true.  There is a CANCEL button that resets the timer and rehides the warning form.  If the timer reaches it's end, it closes and saves all.  It works great except...

... if a user has ZOOMED in on a control and is editing it's data using the Access Zoom Control (SHIFT+F2).

In this case the countdown dialog appears and counts down.  However the Zoom Control and My Modal Form seem to conflict and put the app. in a state immune to user input.  The only recourse is to wait for the timer to expire.

I need to be able to allow users to Cancel even if the Zoom form is open.  This seems to be Windows API-level behavior, but I'm not at all familiar with Windows API stuff, nor do I want to learn it.  Any suggestions for how to handle this situation?

Thank you in advance.
Join the community to see this answer!
Join our exclusive community to see this answer & millions of others.
Unlock 1 Answer and 9 Comments.
Join the Community
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 9 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros