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Hi

Is there any way to instance a vb6 form using only the name of the form in vb6?

eg: set frm = createobject("form1")

(this doesn't work)

I want to be able to instance a form from it's name which will be stored in a string.
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Question by:daniel_j_c
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by:Ryan Chong
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trY:

dim frm as form1
set frm = new form1
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by:daniel_j_c
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ok, here's a little background...

I want to be able to store the names of forms in a database in a "tasks" table. The tasks table has the name of the form to be instanced and an associated task name eg:

Form                    Task Name
frmclientdetails      New Client

I want to be able to create an instance of the form frmclientdetails using the string "frmclientdetails". I can't use "= new frmclientdetails" because that would require me to create a select case statement like this:

select case FormName
case "frmclientdetails": set frm=new frmclient details
...
end select

Which is why I want to use something like createobject().
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Mike Tomlinson earned 2000 total points
ID: 16951477
Something like...
   
    Private Sub Command1_Click()
        Dim frmName As String
        frmName = "Form2"
   
        Dim frm As Form
        Set frm = Forms.Add(frmName)
        frm.Show
    End Sub

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by:daniel_j_c
ID: 16951531
can't believe it's that simple! i've been looking for something like this for years!
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