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Access 2000:Events:Functions - Extracting the "Current Field" name

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Is there a way I can get the currently active field's name in a user defined function?  I would like to write a function that executes a specific way given the field's name.  This way I can write a generic function that can be called by several command buttons....
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oops'orry, did not read the full question, as the title appeared to be a duplicate.

Try:

ActiveControl.Name, or, if you are passing a reference to the control, as a argument:

Private MyFunction(ByRef MyControl as Control) as String
    MyFunction = MyControl.Name
End Function

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by:shanesuebsahakarn
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You can retrieve the control that currently has the focus by using:
Screen.ActiveControl

This returns a reference to a Control object. Screen.ActiveControl.Name will give you the control's name, but it's easier just to use the control object.
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