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hi experts,

Here's my problem: I'm trying to monitor RFC's in combination with a visio workflow diagram.
For this purpose  I created an access-database with RFC's.
On a single form (of a rfc) there is a OleObject which is linked to the workflow diagram.
Over this diagram several buttons are placed. One specific button changes the status of the RFC.
OleObject Properties:
Source Doc is the vsd document
class=Visio.Drawing

When the form opens I use

Me.OLEvisioDocument.Action = acOLECreateLink

(if I don't the drawing doesn't show)

but if the form is opened, it shows the visio drawing with BUTTONS BEHIND THE DRAWING.
How can I get the buttons to the front using vba?

Or is there another way to solve this problem
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Jeffrey Coachman

8/22/2022 - Mon
Scott McDaniel (EE MVE )

Do you need to toggle the buttons to show at times, but at other times to NOT show?

If so, then considering that you're using OLE methods, I'd suggest you use a Tab control. Place your OLE container on one page, and your buttons on another, then show/hide the tab pages as needed. Tab pages are given an "index", and you use that to toggle the page. For example, if I have a Tab control named tbMyTab, I'd do this:

tbMyTab = 0 '/shows the first page

tbMyTab = 1 '/shows the second page

OLE containers can do some strange things in Access, so it's best to isolate them in cases like this.

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If not, and if you're looking to "float" the buttons over the OLE container, then I'd suggest you consider other options, like moving the buttons to the top/bottom/side of the OLE container perhaps.
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sorry my reaction took so long

LSMconsulting: i want to see the diagram and the buttons at the same time
boaq2000: access 2007: Bring to FRONT/BACK: is this possible in vba??

I also use a tggle button in the form heading. If i change the value the diagram the buttons appear in front of the daigram. But not just on opening the form.
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Jeffrey Coachman

FWIW, when a typical OLE object (Bound Object Frame) receives the focus, it will automatically "Move to the front"
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