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Restarting a form in VB6

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I am trying to unload my form and start over.  Why doesn't the following code work?  It simply ends the program


Splash4.Show
            
            Unload CAPOrganizing
            
            Load CAPOrganizing
            
            Splash4.Hide

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if Splash4 is your loading/first form, ending it also ends the program
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I don't understand what your saying exactly.  Can you explain that again?
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what is your starting form? which one is set in the project properties?
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You also need:
CAPOrganizing.Show
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my first form is a splash screen also called Splash1

Would it be instead

            Splash4.Show
           
            Unload CAPOrganizing
           
            CapOrganizing.Show
           
            Splash4.Hide
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Why do you want to start over and what exactly do you mean by "start over". End the program and restart it, or something else?
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I would like to basically unload and load the form again....
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Would it be instead
            Splash4.Show
            Unload CAPOrganizing
            CapOrganizing.Show
            Splash4.Hide
Exactly. The only addidion may be

CAPOrganizing.Hide 'In case unloading takes a wile - hide form if it's visible and show splash
Splash4.Show
Unload CAPOrganizing 'etc
But in most cases youdon't need reload form. If you have some code in Form_Load event - place it in some Public Sub, smth like this:
Private Sub Form_Load()
   InitForm
End Sub
Public Sub InitForm(probably_some_initial_value As Something)
   'Your initializing/updating/refreshing code here
End Sub

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And instead of reloading form just call
CAPOrganizing.InitForm(conditions)
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How does initform work?

What do I put for conditions?
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Why do you need to reload form? In most cases you just need to execute code in Form_Load event. So you can move all this code into InitForm sub:
Was:
Private Sub Form_Load()
  'A lot of initializing code here
End Sub

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Should be:
Private Sub Form_Load()
  Call InitForm(0) '0 means you call InitForm for the first time, from withing Form_Load Event 
End Sub
Public Sub InitForm(condition As Long)
  'A lot of initializing code here
End Sub
'Any time you need 'Reload' form
Call YourFormName.InitForm(1) 

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Condition parameter is optional, just in case you need to tell InitForm Sub to execute or not some staff according to your needs, for example, during first call (condition=0) populate listbox/ComboBox with values and set .ListIndex=0, while for other calls leave populated controls as they are and set .ListIndex = some other value.
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