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How do I find MDI Active Child from toolbar on MDI Parent in VB.NET Winforms Application?

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I am creating a VB.NET Winforms application in VS 2005.  I have an MDI Parent form which includes a menu bar and toolbar.  All of the other forms within the application are opened up as MDI Child forms.  After entering data into the child forms, I would like to be able to click on the Save button on the parent form toolbar, but I can't quite figure out how to find out what the last active child form was.  Any suggestions?
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by:rachitkohli
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I can suggest a logic for your solution :
Active Child Form on a MDI form can be found by ActiveChild property of MDI form.
You can have a Save routine in your all child forms like
Public Sub Save()
'' Save Code here
End Sub

Then on the toolbar button click of MDI you can call is
Me.ActiveChild.Save()

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by:spendergrass
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That is exactly how I thought it should work; however, I can not see the Save method from Me.ActiveChild.  I double-checked and it is Public.  Any other ideas?
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rachitkohli earned 2000 total points
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For the same you can call in other way, i havent tried it coding, just trying to write
Ctype(Me.ActiveChild, Object).Save
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by:spendergrass
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That works - thank you so much for your help!

Sarah
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