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Hide/Visible object controls on selection of combo - Simplified code

Posted on 2014-01-30
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I am looking for simplified code that will hide all objects on a form on open of the form and on selection of the dropdown then the necessary controls can be viewed.

ie.  for each ctrl on frm
           ctrl.visible

I know I have used this method before but my memory is not what it use to be.

Thanks,

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by:Dale Fye
ID: 39822317
You could use a sub similar to the following, and call it in the After update event of your combo.  Just pass it a value of True or False to hide or reveal the controls on your form.

Private Sub ControlsVisible(IsVisible as boolean)

    Dim ctrl as control

    for each ctrl in me.controls
        ctrl.visible = IsVisible
    Next

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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 500 total points
ID: 39822725
How do you determine the "necessary controls"? If you're going to loop through them, you'll have to have some sort of method to identify the ones that need to be made visible. Many times you'll use the Tag property. This will work if a control belongs to a single group.

Or you can get quite creative with this, and add multiple bits to the Tag property:

1.3.5.6

So if that control needed to be visible when option 1, 3, 5 or 6 were chosen, you'd use loop logic like Dale shows, and extend it a bit:

Dim i as Integer

For each ctrl In Me.Controls
  If Len(ctrl.Tag) > 0 Then
    Dim tags() As String
    tags = Split(ctrl.Tag, ".")

    For i = 0 to Ubound(tags)
      If tags(i) = Me.YourCombo.Column(0) Then
        ctrl.Visible
      End If
    Next i
  End If
Next

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So if I select 5 in the combo, it would make visible all controls that contain the value of 5 in any spot. Of course, you'd first want to run a loop that sets ALL controls to Visible = False. Then the routine above would toggle the controls back Visible, based on the value found in the Tag property.
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by:Karen Schaefer
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thanks that did the trick
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