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Old May 5th, 2004, 11:34 AM
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Default instantiate a form object by its name in MS Access

I am trying to build a wizard in ms access. The wizard wil have several forms which load as subform one by one in the main parent form.
Any way, before moving to the next form I need to pass the variables from the previus form.
I am trying to write a resuable module so that I can apply to other sections of my application (other wise I could have used public variables).
In order to do so I want to loop through the controls of each form (before loading the next one) and add the variables to a collection object for further retrival on the next form.
The problem I am facing is that in order to write a function or a sub that will get the form name and add all its controls to a collection I have to instantiate a form by its name. I am trying to use the below code but I get a Type mismatch error.
Public Sub SaveFormData(strFormName As String)

   Dim ctl As Control
   Dim key As String
   Dim value As String
   Dim f As New Form

   Set f = CurrentProject.AllForms(strFormName)

   For Each ctl In f.Controls

       If ctl.ControlType = acTextBox Or ctl.ControlType = acComboBox Then
           key = ctl.Name
           value = ctl

           NewWizardCol.Add value, key
       End If

   Next ctl

End Sub

if I use the below code to instantiate the form every thing works fine:
set f=Form_frmProductDupCheck

Any ideas how I can instantiate the form using its name. (I'm working in MS Access 2000)


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Old May 6th, 2004, 03:44 AM
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Could you not just pass a reference to the form into the sub?

i.e. instead of
Public Sub SaveFormData(strFormName As String)
Public Sub SaveFormData(frmFormName As Form)

Brian Skelton
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