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Posted on 2011-09-15
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I have a string that represents a method I want to execute
on an object inside of a public dictionary object.

Normally the way I'd work with this, is to
do the following:

sub Delete_Asset()
      dFORMS("Assets").delete_
end sub

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However, I have SomeFunction,
which gives me the code I need to run
instead:

sub Button_Click()
dim s as string

let s = SomeFunction()
debug.print s
Application.Eval s
end sub

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when I run this, debug.print gives:
 dFORMS("Assets").delete_

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and then it blows up because it can't evaluate it.
How do I get this to work?
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Question by:JustinW
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I added a method to the class that allowed me to call the
classes' sub routines by name:

Public Sub Eval_(ParamArray Args() As Variant)
    Select Case Args(0)
        Case "Show_"
            Me.Show_
        Case "Delete_"
            Me.Delete_
        Case "New_"
            Me.New_
        Case "Clear_"
            Me.Clear_
        Case "Save_"
            Me.Save_
        Case Else
            Debug.Print "Selection not Available"

    End Select
End Sub

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Now, all I have to do is
dForms("Assets").Eval_("Clear_")

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