Using MSComm in Microsoft Access 2003

Posted on 2006-12-01
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I have developed a POS sytem using Microsoft Access.  I am using MSComm to transmit information to a pole display, which works fine.  I have different forms that  needs to send information to the Pole Display.  I would like to work with only one form that has MSComm controls.  So,  I created a form and called it CommForm, and I called the MSComm control commpd. I created another form with a command button and I paste the attached code to it.  When I click on the command button, I get the following message: Run-time error '91' Object variable or with block variable not set.  I don't know what commands I am missing.  Can someone please help.

Private Sub Command0_Click()

If CommForm.commpd.PortOpen = False Then
    CommForm.commpd.PortOpen = True
End If

Dim s As String
s = "testing"
CommForm.commpd.Output = s

End Sub
Question by:rowenab
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Expert Comment

ID: 18073797
are you sure that the form with the control is already open when the code executes?

it seems that you're triyng to use a control that doesn't exist at runtime yet...

Author Comment

ID: 18079049
yes, the form with the controls are open

Author Comment

ID: 18090394
I figured out the problem.  My form works fine using global variables.  This question can now be closed.

Expert Comment

ID: 18091467
You have to load form CommForm first, then fire it from the other form wwhich has command1 button.
MScomm control have no property nor method nor constant named "commpd".

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