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How to remove focus from Form element when other elements exist

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In MSaccess 97 I have a form with no elements that can receive focus (only images and text). When a user presses a button a picklist is made visible and the focus is set on the picklist. When the user is done with the picklist I want to hide the list again but it won't let me set visible = false because the picklist has the focus. I have no other form element to set the focus to.

Is it possible to do something like:  picklist.setfocus = false? When I load the form for the first time there's no element that has the focus. So it should be possible to remove the focus from the only form element that can have focus.

thanks.
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by:camjai
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(the buttons on my form are also images)
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You may be able to setfocus to the form itself.

[forms]![formname].setfocus

If that doesn't work create a small textbox and set focus there then make your picklist invisible.

The textbox can be hidden by one of the images it just needs to be visible and enabled.

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by:camjai
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I tried setting focus to the form as you suggested:
[forms]![formname].setfocus
me.setfocus
form.setfocus

none did the trick. I also tried overlaying the textbox with an image but as soon as it gets the focus, the textbox goes solid white and the cursor starts blinking inside it.
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by:mlmcc
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Make the textbox small and set the background color to the same as the form.  Maybe leave it uncovered.

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Glad I could help

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