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Hi,

I'm trying to add a calendar function in word 2010, through VBA. I used regedit to register the mscal since it is not incl. in the office package.

I have made a txtbox for the date to be added from the frmCalendar, but can't get it to work.

When I push the command button I get a run-time error 424 in line no. 3. Here is my code for that button:

Private Sub cmdDate_Click()
    
    Load frmCalendar
    frmCalendar.Show
    Me.txtDate.Text = frmCalendar.Calendar1.Value
     
     ' now unload
    Unload frmCalendar

End Sub

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From frmCalendar

Private Sub cmdClose_Click()
    Me.Hide
End Sub

Private Sub UserForm_Initialize()
   
    If IsDate(ActiveCell.Value) Then
        Calendar1.Value = DateValue(ActiveCell.Value)
    Else
        Calendar1.Value = Date
    End If
End Sub

Private Sub Calendar1_Click()
    Me.Hide
End Sub

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I have used this code in excel before and it works fine there. Is it not possible to use this in word?
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Question by:Aage
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by:GrahamSkan
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I get a compile error because Word doesn't know what the ActiveCell object is in lines 7 and 8 of the second snippet.
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by:GrahamSkan
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Mine is different because I have Option Explicit at the top of every module's code.

I recommend that you set the option to do that automatically for any new modules
Tools/Options, Editor tab, set 'Require Variable Declaration' on. I always disable the Auto Syntax Check at the same time, because it gets very annoying.
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by:Aage
ID: 38854087
Yes, it comes from a excel VBA that I had. Should I use ActiveDocument in word instead?

I want to ad a date into a vba userform from the calendar control (frmCalendar).

The main userform has a field called txtDate, next to this I have a command button that calls up frmCalendar. This works but what code can I use to make the calendar control insert a date to the txtDate field?
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by:GrahamSkan
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If, by field, you mean a textbox, then you could add one to the form and have some code like this:
Private Sub cmdInsertDate_Click()
    txtDate.Text = Calendar1.Value
End Sub

Private Sub UserForm_Initialize()
    Calendar1.Value = Date
End Sub

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by:Aage
ID: 38854264
No,

when the user click the calendar date that he want, the frmCalendar closes and date is put into the textbox "txtDate".

So it should be in the: Private Sub Calendar1_Click()

I tried to update the code I had above, but I do something is defiantly wrong.

'code for the frmCalendar

Private Sub cmdClose_Click()
    Unload Me
End Sub

Private Sub Calendar1_Click()

     ' Check if active  cell contains a date. If 'yes' show
     ' same date on calendar. If 'no' show today's date.
      
      If IsDate(ActiveDocument.FormField) Then
        Calendar1.Value = DateValue(ActiveDocument.Calendar1.Value)
    Else
      Calendar1.Value = Date
   End If
Unload Me

End Sub

Private Sub UserForm_Initialize()
Calendar1.Value = Date
End Sub



'From the cmdButton

Private Sub cmdDato_Click()
    
    Load frmCalendar
    frmCalendar.Show
    ActiveDocument.txtDate.Text = frmCalendar.Calendar1.Value
     
     ' now unload
    Unload frmCalendar

End Sub

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by:GrahamSkan
ID: 38854485
As a general rule, if your code stops with an error, tell us what it is, and where it is. That saves a lot of guessing.
However, this line must be wrong.
If IsDate(ActiveDocument.FormField) Then

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You need to specify a particular FormField and which property is being tested
If IsDate(ActiveDocument.FormFields("MyDate").Result) Then

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I don't understand this.
Calendar1.Value = DateValue(ActiveDocument.Calendar1.Value)

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Do you have a Calendar control on the document as well as on the UserForm? I advise against putting ActiveX controls on the document itself. They don't print well, and they are resource-heavy.

Where and what is txtDate? Is it, too, an ActiveX control on the document?
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by:Aage
ID: 38854718
No, I do not have a calendar control on the document it self, just on a userform.

I'll try to visualise how I want this function to work.

From the main userform, the field we see is the txtDate.
When I push the command button on the right of the txt.Date field (a little calendar icon on it) the calendar (frmCalendar) will pop up.

this is the frmCalendar. User can now pick the date he wants
When he click the date he wants, the frmCalendar closes and the date he picked are shown in txtDate field on the Main userform. (the first picture).

I think it is many lines that are not correct in this vba. That's why I posted the whole thing :) Not just the error codes, since I was trying to explain it..

I'am a big amateur in word VBA. But I'll try to learn :)
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GrahamSkan earned 2000 total points
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If the textbox is on another form, then you address it with the name of the form:
Private Sub cmdInsertDate_Click()
        MainForm.txtDate.Text = Calendar1.Value
        Me.Hide
End Sub

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by:Aage
ID: 38863030
Thanks works perfect now.
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