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I also un-checked all of the check boxes in the database's Startup options menu. I then added a button to the form so that the user can close the database, and another button so that the form can minimized. I made the minimize button so that when it was used, something would show-up on the taskbar and not on the desktop (above the Start button). I figured the users would get confused when they had multiple windows open and couldn't find the database on the taskbar. Here's the code I put in the minimize button's On Click event:

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  1. Private Sub Image37_Click()
  2. Dim stDocName As String
  3. Dim stLinkCriteria As String
  5. Me.Form.Modal = False
  6. stDocName = "MinimizeForm"
  7. DoCmd.OpenForm stDocName, , , stLinkCriteria 
  8. fSetAccessWindow (SW_SHOWMINIMIZED)
  10. Exit_Image37_Click:
  11. Exit Sub
  13. Err_Image37_Click:
  14. MsgBox Err.Description
  15. Resume Exit_Image37_Click
  17. End Sub
But once the form is minimized (I realize that it's really the main database window that's minimized, because that's what's shown on the taskbar), is there a way to maximize/re-open the form (just like it is when it's initially opened) without the main database showing-up? I tried, but I couldn't figure out a way to use SetAccessWindow (SW_HIDE) again.

So anyway, sorry for the long explanation, but just let me know if anyone has any questions or ideas.

May 1 '07 #1
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I'm a little confused.
Firstly, what is fSetAccessWindo w()?
It's in your code but there's no explanation of where it's from.

Secondly, what exactly are you trying to achieve? I got the impression you want to show the form but keep the application window minimised.
May 4 '07 #2
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What you're trying to do is really quite involved, and requires that you keep a menu or splash screen open and not minimized. I do this by creating a pop-up form about 100 pixels high, however wide I wish and using movesize(0,0,0, 0) to keep it up in the left hand corner of my sreen. On this small bar-like form, I can have buttons, combox or whatever control I wish to allow me to open, close and minimize./maximize my pop-up forms.

The only drawback that I've found with this method is reports. In order to preview them, you must have the DB window open.

May 6 '07 #3
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I haven't lost track of this one just been real busy here.

Check out this link I am sure you can utilize this I managed to make it work for me on this end let me know if you have any issues. I have designed a form setup similar to what you have and it seems to work fine.

May 6 '07 #4
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Oh and Hutch just a word I know this thread question didn't relate to your original question/thread however since the original thread/Question contained a specialized routine you would probably get more responses if you posted a link to your original thread/question. :)

May 6 '07 #5

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