?
Solved

infinite amount of forms without using mdi forms?

Posted on 2004-09-18
4
Medium Priority
?
184 Views
Last Modified: 2010-07-27
is it possible to have an infinite amount of forms without using mdi forms? , can someone show me how if its possible to do this.
0
Comment
Question by:andyakira
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 86

Accepted Solution

by:
Mike Tomlinson earned 2000 total points
ID: 12094200
Hi andyakira,

Could you explain your question in a little more detail?  What you do you mean by "an infinite amount of forms without using mdi forms"?

You can open up as many forms as you want without an MDI interface.  They are just seperate windows that can be moved independently of each other.

For example, you can create a new instance of Form2 like this:

    Private Sub Command1_Click()
        Dim F2 As Form2
        Set F2 = New Form2
        F2.Show
    End Sub

Regards,

Idle_Mind
0
 

Author Comment

by:andyakira
ID: 12094320
yes, kind of like how AIM (instant messanger) would be? get a new IM in a new window.?
0
 

Author Comment

by:andyakira
ID: 12094329
lets say form2 had a text box how would i add incomming message to each new f2? f2.text1.text=message:f2.show?
0
 
LVL 86

Expert Comment

by:Mike Tomlinson
ID: 12094463
You would have to keep your references to your new forms in either an array or a collection so that you can get to them again.  If you don't then you could use the .Tag property to uniquely identify each new window and then find it again by iterating throught the forms collection.

Idle_Mind
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

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

A short article about problems I had with the new location API and permissions in Marshmallow
This article will inform Clients about common and important expectations from the freelancers (Experts) who are looking at your Gig.
An introduction to basic programming syntax in Java by creating a simple program. Viewers can follow the tutorial as they create their first class in Java. Definitions and explanations about each element are given to help prepare viewers for future …
Introduction to Processes

718 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