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Force a form redraw

Posted on 2008-10-30
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Is there a way in VBA to force a form to redraw?  It seems as my code is executing changing a control property like whether or not it's visible doesn't take effect until the code completely return and the form doesn't have anything else to do.  Jumping to a new function or using Sleep() doesn't get the form to refresh.

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Question by:JohnSantaFe
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Mike Tomlinson earned 250 total points
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In VB6, you typically use "DoEvents" to allow the form to process the pending refresh and update itself while staying inside your code block.

Not sure if you can use DoEvents in Excel...

    ...some code..
    DoEvents
    ...some more code..
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have a look at
UserForm1.Repaint

you may have to use
UserForm1.Show vbModeless
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by:HooKooDooKu
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In VB6 most controls have a .Refresh function that can be called to force a repaint.
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by:JohnSantaFe
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Both Repaint and DoEvents seem to work equally well.

Didn't get a chance to try repaint.

Thanks.
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