Excel VBA - Collection of checkboxes and labels on UserForm

Posted on 2016-11-07
Last Modified: 2016-11-16
I have a set of Checkboxes and related Labels on a UserForm.
A question on Collections
I have named them chk1AM, chk2AM etc. and (about to) name labels next to them as lbl1AM, lbl2AM etc.

I'm wondering if it would be a better strategy to use Collections, because I need to do the same for each pair and so (hopefully) only have to write a single block of code referenced by 1 to 7 (days of week) and chk or lbl.

I'm learning about collections from here

So what I'm looking for is some direction on strategy.

eg. do I continue to manually name the controls? or some way of looping through 1 to 7 to 'create' them?
How would I reference them to code against them?

Thanks for any advice.
Question by:hindersaliva
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by:Martin Liss
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What are you planning on storing in the collection and how will the collection be used?

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The checkboxes will be TRUE/FALSE to indicate the normal attendance days of an individual. They are FALSE by default. The labels next to each indicate a 'role' (text. Blank by default), which is selected from the combobox at the top.

So when the user turns on a checkbox the combobox a the top becomes visible. When a selection is made the selected item (text) is entered as text into the relevant label. That's the basic functionality I'm trying to achieve.
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by:Martin Liss
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Can you attach your workbook?

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Here it is, Martin. Thanks.

The form is populated from an ADO recordset. The database is updated from the checkboxes and labels when Save is clicked. I can do both those.
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Martin Liss earned 500 total points
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I don't see how you could use a collection, but try this modification of your workbook. When the userform shows up (by double-clicking column "O", check a few checkboxes and then click the "Save" button. The changes that I made in the code are marked with 'new.

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I was hoping to refer to a control by a Name and a Number, such as chkBooking(4) and lblRole(4) to refer to a checkbox and label pair. But your code helps. I can refer to them by a Number (looping through all controls) as I have named them with a Number in its name.

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by:Martin Liss
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You could name your controls chkBooking4 and lblRole4, etc.
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