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Posted on 2006-07-05
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MDI Child forms which contain a menu override the MDI Parent forms menu. Is there any way to turn this off? I would like to have the MDI Parent's menu visible on the parent's form and then have the child form's menu visible on the child form. Is this possible?
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Question by:DrDamnit
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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create a activeX control with a menu, and put that on the mdi child form.
ensure the negociating values are properly set
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inthedark earned 500 total points
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Or.... put the Child menu on the main form and have it invisible.

 In the form_activate make the menu visible. In for form_deactivate make the menu invisible.

Hope this helps :~)
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by:inthedark
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Oh and forgot

In your MDI child you need to place the menu action commands in Public Subs like for example

Public Sub SaveData()
' to do place code here
End Sub

In the main form menu events:

Private Sub mnuSaveData()
   On Error Resume Next
   Screen.ActiveControl.SaveData
End Sub

This also works well for tool bar icons as well, say for example on a save command
button icon, you can activate the same code for global saves on all open mdi forms.

Private Sub cmd_Save()
Dim frm As frmMyMDIChild
For Each  frm in Forms
    On Error Resume Next
    frm.SaveData
Next

End Sub

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by:inthedark
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Sorry was very tired yesterday see ** below

Private Sub mnuSaveData()
   On Error Resume Next
   Screen.ActiveForm.SaveData ' ** was activecontrol but should be activeform
End Sub

Being tired is the result of too much fun! :~)
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