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Hello all,

In VBA I am trying to find a way to call the name of the active object within the form.

Me.ActiveControl works for most part however if I have a multipage or tabstrip within the form the ActiveControl returned is always the multipage/tabstrip name, not the object contained within it.

So if I am trying to call the name of TextBox1 within MultiPage1 how would I do this?

Ryan
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by:Wayne Taylor (webtubbs)
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Hi Ryan,

Try this....

     Dim ActCtrl As String
     If LCase(ActiveControl.Name) Like "multipage*" Then
          Dim pg As Page
          Set pg = ActiveControl.SelectedItem
          ActCtrl = pg.ActiveControl.Name
     Else
          ActCtrl = ActiveControl.Name
     End If
     MsgBox ActCtrl

Regards,

Wayne
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by:ryan_uk
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Hi Wayne,

Thanks for your reply.

VBA doesn't use ActiveControl.SelectedItem is this a standard VB function?

Horrible limitations with VBA :(

Ryan

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Wayne Taylor (webtubbs) earned 150 total points
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Ryan,

It's true that intellisense doesn't show it, but have you tried my example? It does work in VBA. SelectedItem is a property of MultiPage, so will work in this example.

Wayne
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