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Error 2046 with DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdFreezeColumn

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I am bringing up a subform as a datasheet inside a form.  I would like to freeze the first three columns.  I do this using code like this in the Form_Open event:

  Me.Col1.SetFocus
  DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdFreezeColumn
  Me.Col2.SetFocus
  DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdFreezeColumn
  Me.Col3.SetFocus
  DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdFreezeColumn

This used to work.  However, I added a GotFocus event to Col3 and now after executing that code, the next time it tries to execute the DoCmd statement I get Error 2046 "command isn't available".

I have tried a number of things to try and get this to work:
1) Trapped and ignored the error:  The problem is that the columns don't come up in the right order anymore.
2) Set a boolean value so that I could skip all of the code in the GotFocus event during the Open_Form event:  This doesn't work.  It seems that just going to the event even if there is no code there causes the problem.
3) Added a pause:  even with pause as long as 10 seconds this didn't work.

Is there a solution?  The only things I can think of are:
1) Is there a way to deactivate an event completely and then reactivate it?
2) Is there a way to create the event programatically?  Then I could create it after I execute the other code.



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