Center Form

I am opening a form in one database from a button in a completely different databse.
When i open the database forms from within their original databases they are always centered but when i open them from another database they are never centered.
Anyone experienced this before?  All help welcome.
Attached is a code snipet.

Private Sub Action_Log_Click()
On Error GoTo Err_Exit_Click
    DoCmd.Close acForm, "frm_Frontpage1"
    Dim app As Access.Application
    Set app = New Access.Application
    app.OpenCurrentDatabase ("F:\Quality Systems\Action Log\Action Log v1.mdb")
    Dim SC As Long
    SC = DMax("qry_SecurityCheck.[SecurityLevel]", "qry_SecurityCheck")
    If SC = 1 Then
    app.DoCmd.OpenForm "frm_Frontpage1"
    ElseIf SC = 2 Or 23 Or 24 Then
    app.DoCmd.OpenForm "frm_Frontpage1"
    ElseIf SC = 3 Or 34 Then
    app.DoCmd.OpenForm "frm_Frontpage1"
    ElseIf SC = 4 Then
    app.DoCmd.OpenForm "frm_Frontpage1"
    End If
    app.Visible = True
    Application.Quit
Exit_Exit_Click:
    Exit Sub

Err_Exit_Click:
    MsgBox Err.Description
    Resume Exit_Exit_Click
End Sub

SweetingAAsked:
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SiddharthRoutConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Try DoCmd.Maximize within the form's OnOpen event.

Sid
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SweetingAAuthor Commented:
Oh by the way i do not want to maximise!
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SiddharthRoutCommented:
Also you can re write your code to shorten it down.

Private Sub Action_Log_Click()
    On Error GoTo Err_Exit_Click
    
    DoCmd.Close acForm, "frm_Frontpage1"
    
    Dim app As Access.Application
    Dim SC As Long
    
    Set app = New Access.Application
    
    app.OpenCurrentDatabase ("F:\Quality Systems\Action Log\Action Log v1.mdb")
    
    SC = DMax("qry_SecurityCheck.[SecurityLevel]", "qry_SecurityCheck")
    
    Select Case SC
    Case 1 To 4, 23, 24, 34
        app.DoCmd.OpenForm "frm_Frontpage1"
    End Select
    
    app.Visible = True
    Application.Quit

Exit_Exit_Click:
    Exit Sub

Err_Exit_Click:
    MsgBox Err.Description
    Resume Exit_Exit_Click
End Sub

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Sid
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
I mean you could write code to first open the form in design view and set the "AutoCenter" property, but this would be overkill IMHO.

Perhaps an Expert knows of  a workaround, if not, you may just have to live with this...

Jeff
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SweetingAAuthor Commented:
You were sort of right.

The access background has to be maximised before it is hidden, otherwise the form centres itself to where the access background was originally.  As this all happend invisibly i could not see the problem.

The access background has to be maximised in the autoexec macro.

Thanks anysway it made me think a little more.
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