I have a form (frm_MainLog). When selecting one of the records to close from that form, I have a dialog box (popup, modal) that is opened and requires information to be entered in a specific format. The dialog box (frm_Input) is unbound and has one textbox field (CaseNumber). I do not want to use the inputbox method (which I have been using), as it does not permit me to use an input mask to insure that the data is entered in the specific and correct format.
I now need to move the input data from the dialog box textbox to a string variable in the code of the form (frm_MainLog). The variable is [sresponse] (where it is later concatenated with another variable, before being posted to the appropriate field in frm_MainLog)
The problem I am having is
(1) how to reference the dialog's textbox and post the data to the main forms declared variable, then
(2) close the dialog without having to add any command buttons to the dialog. (do I close the dialog box in frm_MainLog code, or use an AfterUpdate event in the dialog box code?)
Would appreciate the help.