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I have a program which has a menu system similar to the start menu used by windows. but because my forms dont have boarders i cant use the menu editor. So therefore i have made a system using forms. but the problem is I cant load another instance of the same form without the other one disappearing. I know u can use MDI forms but i cant take the boarder off the MDI form. Any ideas?
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Question by:schoi_ukuk
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by:Shauli
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Dim newForm As Form1    'modify to your form name
Set newForm = New Form1   'modify to your form name
newForm.Show


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by:Erick37
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As an alternative, you could make a standard form with your menu structure.  This form would be loaded, but hidden.  This way you could access the menu using PopupMenu.

ex:

PopupMenu frmHidden.mnuPop1
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x_terminat_or_3 earned 25 total points
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The technique described by Shauli is a good way to load multiple instances of the same form.

You should, however, keep track of all instances, and close all of them when closing the program.

This can be done easily with the Collection class

Here's an example.  Change Form1 to the name of the form to be created


Option Explicit
Dim cForms As Collection

Private Sub Command1_Click()
    Dim cForm As Form1
   
    Set cForm = New Form1
   
    cForms.Add cForm
   
    cForm.Show
   
End Sub

Private Sub Form_Load()
    Set cForms = New Collection
   
End Sub

Private Sub Form_Unload(Cancel As Integer)
    'unload all forms
    Dim cForm As Form1, lngCount As Long
   
    For lngCount = 1 To cForms.Count
        Set cForm = cForms.Item(lngCount)
       
        Unload cForm
    Next lngCount
End Sub



With kind regards


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by:Shauli
Shauli earned 25 total points
ID: 12212266
Private Sub Form_QueryUnload(Cancel As Integer, UnloadMode As Integer)
    'unload all forms
    Dim cForm As Form1
   
    For Each cForm In Forms
        If Not cForm.Name = Me.Name Then
               cForm.Hide
              Unload cForm
              Set cForm = Nothing
         End If
    Next
End Sub

This is the correct way to unload all open forms.

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by:Shauli
ID: 12212271
One correction:

Dim cForm As Form
'                     ^^^^

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by:x_terminat_or_3
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both methods are good, although yours is easier...
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by:Erick37
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If you are loading new instances of the main form, then:

If Not cForm.Name = Me.Name Then '<< Will not work because all the names are the same.

I think you mean to use:

If Not cForm Is Me Then
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by:Shauli
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Erick37 , Absolutely right.  :)

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by:x_terminat_or_3
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Split Shuili x_terminat_or_3
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