Ignore lostfocus event when a cancel button is pressed

Hi,

I have a nr of fields on my form that I validate via a lostfocus event. But, when I click the cancel-button, I want to exit straight away and ignore those events. Is that possibe?
I can add a line to each lostfocus event like "if combo1.text = "" then do nothing", but I'd like to think there is a more generic way...

Thanks,
  Simon
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Erick37Commented:
Normally you would validate the contents in the Validate event.  Setting the CausesValidation=False for the Cancel button will prevent the Validate event from firing when that button is pressed.
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Michael_DCommented:
Hi shvanwijlen,
Declare global var that will indicate that cancel button was pressed

Dim bWasCanceled as Boolean


Private Sub btnCancel_Click()
       bWasCanceled   = True

' .... rest of your code if any

End Sub

Private Sub YourControl_LostFocus()

If bWasCanceled Then Exit Sub

'.... your validation code

End sub

Cheers!
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Michael_DCommented:
BTW
And if there is onnly validation I am absolutelly agree with Erik37.
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RussellMartinCommented:
go  with Erick37 .
I dont believe michaels approach would work since the lost focus event would in fact invoke before the click event of the cancel button
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Michael_DCommented:
RussellMartin is right,  forget my post

I am using this technique  sometime but never with LostFocus event,

Sorry
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