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Experts, I need a macro for the zoom box.  I cant seem to get it right.  How to convert the below to a macro?  

Private Sub Purpose_DblClick(Cancel As Integer)

    DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdZoomBox
   
End Sub
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by:Helen_Feddema
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That works for me -- it should work for you, assuming that Purpose is the name of a textbox (it is best to give controls the appropriate prefixes, to avoid confusion with their bound fields).  Here is the code I made, and the Zoom box pops up when I double-click in the textbox:

Private Sub txtPurpose_DblClick(Cancel As Integer)

   DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdZoomBox

End Sub

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Occasionally, event procedures get detached from their controls, so check that you can open the procedure from the control's property sheet.
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by:pdvsa
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Hi Helen, yes, it does work for me as well however I want to be able to choose this in a macro instead of writing the code each time.
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Helen_Feddema earned 500 total points
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In that case, make a public function in a standard module:

Public Function ZoomBox()

   DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdZoomBox
   
End Function

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and a macro that calls it with the RunCode macro action, which you can then attach to the DblClick event of many controls.

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by:pdvsa
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Perfect.  thank you.
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by:Anders Ebro (Microsoft MVP)
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Note that you could instruct your users to use Shift-F2, which is the keyboard shortcut to trigger the Zoombox.
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by:Helen_Feddema
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That is true, though Shift-F2 doesn't work currently on my computer (I think it is a hardware issue with the keyboard).  There are usually two or three different ways to do anything in Access.
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Interesting .... I've never seen Shift+F2 not work.
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by:Helen_Feddema
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F2 alone doesn't work either (for opening the Object Browser).
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by:Anders Ebro (Microsoft MVP)
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Helen, it sounds like you have disabled Access Special Keys in your database. You will find this setting under "Options"->Current Database.
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Ahh ... that could be it Anders. In fact, that somehow happened to me a while back.
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