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"Unable to unload within this context" error (VB)

Posted on 2007-03-20
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Dear Gurus
My VB6 app has a number of child forms.  In almost all, the user clicks Cancel to exit and return to the main form.  However, in a new just-created form, I need the code to automatically unload the form at the end of a process.  When I attempt to do this I receive:
"Unable to unload within this context"
I've tried other's suggestions, eg, activating a 50mS timer.  Placing an 'unload me' in that procedure also returned the same effort.  Even calling a separate routine that unloads the form doesn't help.

Can you help please?
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by:BrianBeck
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i've tried calling a routine in the main form, that invokes a 'child form unload', only to receive the same error.
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by:BrianBeck
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Note: the last user acrtion is the selection of a drop-down combo box.  From what I've seen, it seems that VB doesn't permit unload routines from combo box event handlers.  But, the event handler calls a separate routine that unloads the form.
Puzzling, and I'm keen to see a solution,
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raja_ind82 earned 250 total points
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In combo box event handlers  you can use "Me.Hide" instead of "unload me" and unload the forms in some other events.

if you want specific code, Please copy your codes here.

Regards,
M.Raja
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by:BrianBeck
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Dear M. Raja
Thanks - brilliantly simple!

Brian
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