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microsoft access vba coding to enable a form when the the user presses the shift ctrl alt x keys simultaneously

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I need vba help in coding a combination of "hot keys" such that on the current event of the form, if the user presses the 'shift' 'ctrl' 'alt' 'x' keys simultaneously, the form is enabled.  Right now the form opens disabled on the open event.  No idea how to this programatically..........
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform) earned 500 total points
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A Form does not have an "Enabled'  property, so ... not sure what you are referring to ?

Here are the 7 combinations of the Shift argument ... from which you can trap any combination of Shift, Control and Alt ... in either the Form_KeyDown and Form_KeyUp events.  Also ... be SURE you have Key Preview set to Yes on the Event property sheet for the form.

Private Sub Form_KeyDown(KeyCode As Integer, Shift As Integer)
   
   'Shift Argument for the 7 combinations of Shift, Ctrl and Alt keys:
   '0 None
   '1 Shift Key
   '2 Ctrl Key
   '3 Shift + Ctrl Keys
   '4 Alt Key
   '5 Shift + Alt Keys
   '6 Ctrl + Alt Keys
   '7 Shift + Ctrl + Alt Keys
   '----------------------------------------
   
End Sub

Example of use:

Private Sub Form_KeyDown(KeyCode As Integer, Shift As Integer)
   
    If Shift =7 Then  ' Shift + Ctrl + Alt Keys
        If KeyCode = vbKeyX Then
               ' do something here.
        End If
End Sub

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by:sxxgupta
ID: 34104354
Sorry, meant to say enable a subform within a form.......Thank you for the example!!!!
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ahh ... subform. ok.

Keep that list handy ... not easy to come by ...

mx
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by:sxxgupta
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Will do MX..........works like a charm.  Thanks again.
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