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Pass name of form to function

Posted on 2011-09-15
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I am trying to adapt the attached code soit can be used by more than one form.  However, I don't seem to get teh function to recognize the name of the form.
Public Function fntDisableControls(strFormName As String)
'If the claim is closed, lock the controls so changes cannot be made
Dim frmName As Form
frmName.Name = strFormName
'''frmName.CmdScans.SetFocus

Dim ctl As Control
    For Each ctl In frmName.Controls
        With ctl
            Select Case .ControlType
            Case acTextBox, acListBox, acComboBox
                    .Locked = True
                    .BackColor = 15461355
            Case acCheckBox
                     .Enabled = False
                    .Locked = True
            End Select
        End With
    Next ctl
    
'Me.SubFrmGLdata.Enabled = False
frmName.LblLocked.Visible = True
frmName.CmdUnlock.Visible = True

End Function

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Question by:ssmith94015
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by:ssmith94015
ID: 36544266
I did change the frmName.Name = strFormName to Set frmName = strFormName, but still does not recognize the form.
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Cluskitt earned 500 total points
ID: 36544287
Public Function fntDisableControls(strFormName As Form)

Send the form itself as a parameter, instead of the name.
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by:ssmith94015
ID: 36544306
That seems to work now.  Also I can use ME rather than having to explicitly name the form wherever it is used.

Sandra
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by:ssmith94015
ID: 36544310
This is what I have now.
Public Function fntDisableControls(frmName As Form)
'If the claim is closed, lock the controls so changes cannot be made

frmName.CmdScans.SetFocus

Dim ctl As Control
    For Each ctl In frmName.Controls
        With ctl
            Select Case .ControlType
            Case acTextBox, acListBox, acComboBox
                    .Locked = True
                    .BackColor = 15461355
            Case acCheckBox
                     .Enabled = False
                    .Locked = True
            End Select
        End With
    Next ctl
    
'Me.SubFrmGLdata.Enabled = False
frmName.LblLocked.Visible = True
frmName.CmdUnlock.Visible = True

End Function

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ID: 36544345
Just for clairty, I would change this:

Public Function fntDisableControls(frmName As Form)

to

Public Function fntDisableControls(frm As Form)

 as your really not passing the name, but a form reference.  frmName implies a string like you first had (which would have worked BTW, but a form reference is better by far).

Jim.

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