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Setting popup property of a form using code

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How can I turn the pop up property of a form on and off using vba?  I am using Access 2000 which does not allow you to set a pop up property for reports (didn't start until acc 2002, i think).  So I have a pop-up form that I need to print preview a report from .  I was thinking I could just set the popup property to false when I click the command button to preview the report and then maybe set it back to true in the on close event of the report?   Will that work?  I can't get it to work.

In the on click event of the command button that previews the report, I tried bot:
me.popup  = false
me.form.popup = false

and both give me the same error: "You can't assign a value to this object"
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Question by:snyperj
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Those are Read Only in run time mode. They can only be set in design view.

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From another Form, you *could* ... switch a form to design view, make the change, then switch it back to normal view.

mx
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Can I do that in the open event of the report?  how do you switch it to design view in code?
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by:Rey Obrero
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for whatever purpose you want to use this

private sub report_open(cancel as integer)
docmd.openform "x" ,acdesign,,,,achidden
forms!x.popup=false
dcmd.close acform,"x",acsaveyes

end sub

to turn it back on in the close event of th report

private sub report_close()
docmd.openform "x" ,acdesign,,,,achidden
forms!x.popup=true
dcmd.close acform,"x",acsaveyes
end sub




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"how do you switch it to design view in code?"

I think CAP just showed you how.

mx
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typo

dcmd.close acform,"x",acsaveyes
s/b
docmd.close acform,"x",acsaveyes
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