In Access, How do I update multiple text boxes without doing a SetFocus for each?

My Access applications has a "calculation" that runs on the press of a button.  The calculation updates about 15 text boxes on a split form.  I only way I have found to update each one form the code is to do a "SetFocus" right before I call the Me.txt....Text = "".

As one would expect, this implementation has a visual causes the causes the cursor to jump all over the screen and is disconcerting to the user.  

First, is there a way to update the fields without having to "SetFocus"?  
If not, is there a way to suspend the updating of the screen until all the fields are set and then forcing a "redisplay" or the like...?
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Dale FyeOwner, Developing Solutions LLCCommented:
Is it updating more than one record?  or just the record displayed in the "form" side of the split.

I tried using split forms once and was not happy with the way they were implemented so stopped doing so a long time ago.  Do you really need the split form?  A lot of times, when I need some form of datasheet and a data entry form to go with it, I will use a main form, with two subforms (one data sheet, one data entry).

This gives me the ability to select a record in the datasheet subform and display the data entry form associated with that record in the other subform.
Helen FeddemaCommented:
One approach would be to put a word (say, "Update") in the Tag property of each textbox that needs to be updated, then cycle through the controls on the form and requery only these controls.  Here is some sample code:
Public Sub CycleControls(frm As Access.Form)

   Dim ctl As Access.Control
On Error Resume Next

      For Each ctl In frm.Controls
         If ctl.Tag = "Update" Then
         End If
      Next ctl
End Sub

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Use the Me argument to run it from the form.  This code could be run from a command button or some event.
The problem is that you are using the .Text property rather than the .Value property.  The .Text property of a control is only available when that control has the focus.  Change your reference to

The .Value property is the default property of a control so you can omit it for brevity.

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