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Reference form from another form's module

Reference form from another form's module

Reference form from another form's module

I've been using Access forms as menus in a small app I'm developing. My main menu has a couple of text boxes (locked) to display certain statistics, and I want to be able to change their values from outside the module (i.e. a submenu/different form).

Me works fine if I'm within the main menu form's module, but in different modules, what are my options?

It seems these might work:



Dim MyForm As Form_frmMainMenu

Dim MyForm As Form
Set MyForm = Forms!frmMainMenu


Which version do you think offers the best performance?

RE: Reference form from another form's module

There are seven fora dedicated to Access on this site, I'd say this question could be posted in either forum702: Microsoft: Access Forms or forum705: Microsoft: Access Modules (VBA Coding), I think.

I think the consensus is to use this version

Dim MyForm As Form
Set MyForm = Forms!frmMainMenu

at least if you're going to refer to/manipulate more than one control/property/method/object on the form.

With MyForm
End With

It might also be the fastest.

Forms!frmMainMenu!txtStat1.Requery is OK if you onoy refer to one control/property/method/object

The last one is mostly used if you need multiple instances of the same form AND you might find it a bit quirky as it might instantiate an unopened forms...


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