Lock Form Focus

Posted on 2004-09-29
Last Modified: 2006-11-17

The database we've created uses pop-up forms for some of its functions. Unfortunately some parts of the database will not work correctly if a user was to click on a form below the form that was just popped up. Is there anyway to lock the focus of the database on a current form?


Question by:jamoparisi
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Colosseo earned 100 total points
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Hi James

When you open the pop-up form you can set the window mode to acDialog to lock the focus on it.

for example DoCmd.OpenForm "frm_Popup", , , , , acDialog

will open the form frm_Popup and lock the focus on it until it is closed


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by:Jim Horn
ID: 12180828
Colollseo is right.  Also, from within a form you can set the .Modal = True property for the same effect.

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Glad it worked



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