Solved

MDI form stays ontop but parent is still enabled

Posted on 2004-09-25
2
176 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
I have a MDI form with a child MDI form being displayed by a SDI application.  I have the MDI form ontop of all other forms working fine, but the SDI is still active [enabled] and I don't want the user to be able to close it without closing the MDI form first.

I tried disabling the SDI form before showing the MDI form with the vbModal parameter, then enabling it after the .Show call, but vbModal doesn't seem to work with MDI forms - I've read that too.

How can I get the SDI form to become disabled when the MDI form is active, then get enabled after the user closes the MDI form?

Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:halfondj
2 Comments
 
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

by:
Erick37 earned 250 total points
ID: 12151554
Have you tried this...

In the MDI code:

Sub MDIForm_Load
    'Disable the SDI here
    frmSDIForm.enabled = False
End Sub

Sub MDIForm_UnLoad
    'Enable the SDI here
    frmSDIForm.enabled = True
End Sub
0
 

Author Comment

by:halfondj
ID: 12151632
After confirming what you posted re:what I knew, I realized my problem.

Thanks.  All is now working!
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When trying to find the cause of a problem in VBA or VB6 it's often valuable to know what procedures were executed prior to the error. You can use the Call Stack for that but it is often inadequate because it may show procedures you aren't intereste…
Have you ever wanted to restrict the users input in a textbox to numbers, and while doing that make sure that they can't 'cheat' by pasting in non-numeric text? Of course you can do that with code you write yourself but it's tedious and error-prone …
As developers, we are not limited to the functions provided by the VBA language. In addition, we can call the functions that are part of the Windows operating system. These functions are part of the Windows API (Application Programming Interface). U…
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Excel using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Excel. Using automation, an Access application can laun…

679 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