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Word VBA UserForm when dragged leaves a tail

Posted on 2011-03-01
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I have a template with a VBA UserForm. When the userform is loaded and the user goes to move the userform sideways on their screen to see some data in their document, it leaves a shadow/tail of its path. See image below.

I have code in the initialization of the form to stop screen updating, eg
Application.ScreenUpdating = False

Any ideas how I can resolve this issue?

User From leaving a shadow when moved
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Question by:Fi69
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Chris Bottomley earned 300 total points
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General recommendation would be to set updating true since by nature you are preventing that action so you should only set updating false when making a (screen) change that is lengthy and set true as soon as possible after to avoid this.

Chris
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by:GrahamSkan
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Presumably the system has been restarted since the anomaly first occured.
 
I don't think that ScreenUpdating is relevant here - no changes are being made to the document.

My first instinct would be to try the general troubleshooting hints here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/921541

unless the problem is confined to one document, then we might assume that it is corrupt. If so, try copying the open document content to a new blank document.
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by:Fi69
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Thanks Chris and Graham.  I'll take this back to the client and see what the feedback is, then report back.


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by:Fi69
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This actually seemed to fix the problem. I changed the code to only turn it off momentarily and the client has not experienced any further problems.
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