?
Solved

Excel VBA - programatically design a user form

Posted on 2016-11-03
9
Medium Priority
?
93 Views
Last Modified: 2016-11-04
Is it possible to place controls on a User Form at design time programatically?

Reason: to avoid having to manually name and align controls when there's a lot of them.
0
Comment
Question by:hindersaliva
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
9 Comments
 
LVL 50

Assisted Solution

by:Martin Liss
Martin Liss earned 1000 total points
ID: 41872827
Yes it is, but the easiest thing to do is to put all the controls on the form that you'll ever need making all except the ones that you want to see at the start hidden.
0
 
LVL 50

Assisted Solution

by:Martin Liss
Martin Liss earned 1000 total points
ID: 41872848
To do it dynamically you do something like this which assumes you have a userform with a textbox named txtOriginal and a command button named CommandButton1.

Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
Controls.Add "Forms.Textbox.1", "txtNew", True
With Controls("txtNew")
    .Top = txtOriginal.Top + txtOriginal.Height + 20
    .Height = txtOriginal.Height
    .Width = txtOriginal.Width
    .Left = txtOriginal.Left
End With

End Sub

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 50

Assisted Solution

by:Martin Liss
Martin Liss earned 1000 total points
ID: 41872856
If you want to add events to the created controls it's a little more complicated, so let me know.
0
Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 22

Accepted Solution

by:
Roy Cox earned 1000 total points
ID: 41873463
This example adds a userform with TextBoxes and 4 buttons with their code. You can add other controls as you want.
Dynamic-UserForm.xlsm
0
 

Author Comment

by:hindersaliva
ID: 41873765
Roy, that's perfect :)
Thanks Martin. It helped too.
0
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:Roy Cox
ID: 41874312
Pleased to help
0
 
LVL 50

Expert Comment

by:Martin Liss
ID: 41874370
You're welcome and I'm glad I was able to help.

If you expand the “Full Biography” section of my profile you'll find links to some articles I've written that may interest you.

Marty - Microsoft MVP 2009 to 2016
              Experts Exchange MVE 2015
              Experts Exchange Top Expert Visual Basic Classic 2012 to 2015
0
 

Author Comment

by:hindersaliva
ID: 41874408
Some really good stuff there Martin. Thanks.
0
 
LVL 50

Expert Comment

by:Martin Liss
ID: 41874428
Thanks.
0

Featured Post

[Webinar] Database Backup and Recovery

Does your company store data on premises, off site, in the cloud, or a combination of these? If you answered “yes”, you need a data backup recovery plan that fits each and every platform. Watch now as as Percona teaches us how to build agile data backup recovery plan.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

How to get Spreadsheet Compare 2016 working with the 64 bit version of Office 2016
The Windows Phone Theme Colours is a tight, powerful, and well balanced palette. This tiny Access application makes it a snap to select and pick a value. And it doubles as an intro to implementing WithEvents, one of Access' hidden gems.
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate in Microsoft Excel how to add style and sexy appeal to horizontal bar charts.
With just a little bit of  SQL and VBA, many doors open to cool things like synchronize a list box to display data relevant to other information on a form.  If you have never written code or looked at an SQL statement before, no problem! ...  give i…

621 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question