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How to Maximise an Access form when MS Access application restores

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I am using the Access Window Manipulation code from http://access.mvps.org/access/api/api0019.htm to minimise an access window which contains a modular pop up form which maximise on open.

I have a button on the form to minimise the application of its onclick even :-
fSetAccessWindow(SW_SHOWMINIMIZED)

Everything works fine until I try to restore the application by click the access icon on the taskbar. The application restores but the form does not maximise.

I have experiment with an onclick event on the form to maximise it when click and that works but I'd prefer an event that triggers automatically when the aplication restores.

So the question is how do I programatically maximise an access form when the application restores.
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by:MacroShadow
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Put DoCmd.Maximize after the call to fSetAccessWindow(SW_SHOWMAXIMIZED)
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Tried that, it does not change anything.
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Ok I see the problem.

Copy this to the form:
Private Sub Form_Resize()
    Me.TimerInterval = 1
End Sub

Private Sub Form_Timer()
    DoCmd.Maximize
    Me.TimerInterval = Empty
End Sub

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by:Sheils
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That works like a charm. However, I made a little modification because I have an unbounded text box on the form that uses the ontimer event to display the time. This may be handy for viewers who want to this code but continue using the on timer event for other things. The modified code is as follows:

Private Sub Form_Resize()

'Set timer to 1 millisecong and the maximise boolean to true
Me.TimerInterval = 1
booMaximise = True

End Sub

Private Sub Form_Timer()

Me.txtClock = Now() 'Reset the clock textbox every second

If booMaximise = True Then 'Only run this code when booMaximise is true. True is set in the on Resize event

booMaximise = False 'Reset the booMaximise to false so that the clock will still run
DoCmd.Maximize 'Maximise the form
Me.TimerInterval = 1000 'Reset the time interval to 1 second

End If

End Sub
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