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    vba click events


    I have a form with 30 buttons that have captions from 1 to 30. Each button should print its caption when clicked. Of course I can create 30 click events but the problem is if I need to change my code later I will have to change it 30 times. Is there a simpler way?

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    You could do away with the buttons and use a combobox. The combobox would list the 20 captions in the dropdown and the afterupdate event would select that caption for whatever.

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    Unfortunately I need to have 30 buttons on my form

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    How about

    Code:
    Public Function TestActiveControl()
      MsgBox Screen.ActiveControl.Caption
    End Function
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    You go to design view on the form and select (drag over) the 30 controls. On the property sheet for the click event (if that's the event you want to use) you enter = FunctionName(), which of course is your function name, not what I wrote. That function will be called for all 30 controls. But this is not clear
    Each button should print its caption
    You are printing the form?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pbaldy View Post
    How about

    Code:
    Public Function TestActiveControl()
      MsgBox Screen.ActiveControl.Caption
    End Function
    Nice idea but where do I call this method, I think I still need to call it 30 times

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    You would need to call it from every button, but if the code changed it would only be changed once, in the function.
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    Yes I think this is the best choice for my case

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micron View Post
    You go to design view on the form and select (drag) over the 30 controls. On the property sheet for the click event (if that's the event you want to use) you enter = FunctionName(), which of course is your function name, not what I wrote. That function will be called for all 30 controls. But this is not clearYou are printing the form?
    Thank you, it worked perfectly

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