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Posted on 2015-01-02
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Dear experts -
I constantly have an issue when I'm debugging whereby the form/window which had been on top ends up a level or more to the back.
It is a modal window so I can't move the window that now is appearing on top of it.
Is there a command I can issue in the immediate window that will alleviate the problem?
Thanks -
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Question by:terpsichore
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by:Nick67
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It is annoying isn't it!?
But I do not know of a way to prevent it from happening.
Anytime a running object has it's code interrupted, it get's tossed from the focus.

About all you can do is minimize the number of other objects open at that time, to make finding it less annoying, and in the case of a modal window, turn off the modality while you are testing.

Others may have suggestions, but I don't know of a way.
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by:terpsichore
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how about this idea: call a procedure that cycles through all open forms and make them nonmodal/nonpopup.
Add the 'modal' attribute in each form's open event as appropriate...
That should work, shouldn't it?
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by:Nick67
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In the DoCmd.OpenForm command there are options for windows type to be used on open...
acDialog makes a form popup and modal.
So you can open it that way in production but leave them normal for testing.
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terpsichore earned 0 total points
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Here is the solution I came up with that works great now - I simple run this from the command window and the problem is solved. There is no need to add code setting the modal type in the Open event either - the forms retain the original setting, whether or not this procedure is run.

Function fncFormNotModal()
'makes any OPEN form non-modal/non-popup (used for debugging)

Dim frm As Form
For Each frm In Application.Forms
If CurrentProject.AllForms(frm.name).IsLoaded = True Then
    frm.Form.Modal = False
End If
Next frm

End Function

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by:terpsichore
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this solved the problem
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