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Access VBA code: Pressing Esc to run code and exit the form

Posted on 2008-10-18
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Hi,

I have a form which records via a barcode scanner products purchased for an honesty bar. In the old system after scanning the items wanted you hit the Escape key which recorded the purchases against your account and logged you out.

Do I use the "On Key Press" Event within the purchsing form and if so how do I tie the code to the pressing of the Esc key?

Thanks in adavnce.

Jon
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Hello itmtsn,

If that is what you want, use the On Key Down on the form:
    If KeyCode = vbKeyEscape Then
        MsgBox "escape key"
        DoCmd.Close
    End If

that code captures the escape key on the form event.
Just on the form properties set on tabblad event - key preview to yes

Regards,

Jupiler78
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Thanks very much, worked a treat!
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Glad I could help.
thanks for the points & grade.

Jupiler78
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