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This may be a dumb question, but can't you monitor the progress of VBA as it affects a form?

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When I get into debug and press F8, I lose the ability to see my form even
when the code window and form window are side-by-side. I want to see what
changes are being made by each line of code. Instead I see the list of all
forms window, with the form itself only flashing into my vision for a
second.

Isn't there a way to step thru code and see the effects of the code on the
form that called it?
Nov 12 '05 #1
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"Colleyville Alan" <ae***********@nospam.comcast.net> wrote in message
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When I get into debug and press F8, I lose the ability to see my form even
when the code window and form window are side-by-side. I want to see what
changes are being made by each line of code. Instead I see the list of all forms window, with the form itself only flashing into my vision for a
second.

Isn't there a way to step thru code and see the effects of the code on the
form that called it?

Can you not see an item in the Windows taskbar called MyForm:Form or
whatever? You can switch between looking at your code and looking at the
form.
Nov 12 '05 #2

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Unfortunately, that is a bug ... er ... "feature" of Access 2000 and
greater versions. In Acc97 you could see the actions on the form
while stepping thru the VBA code, in debug mode. You could go back to
ACC97 to develop app (yeah, right!)? ;-)
MGFoster:::mgf00 <at> earthlink <decimal-point> net
Oakland, CA (USA)

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Colleyville Alan wrote:
When I get into debug and press F8, I lose the ability to see my form even
when the code window and form window are side-by-side. I want to see what
changes are being made by each line of code. Instead I see the list of all
forms window, with the form itself only flashing into my vision for a
second.

Isn't there a way to step thru code and see the effects of the code on the
form that called it?


Nov 12 '05 #3

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"MGFoster" <me@privacy.com> wrote in message
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Unfortunately, that is a bug ... er ... "feature" of Access 2000 and
greater versions. In Acc97 you could see the actions on the form
while stepping thru the VBA code, in debug mode. You could go back to
ACC97 to develop app (yeah, right!)? ;-)

Well, I did find a solution. You hit the minimize button on the window that
lists all of the forms and the form is now in view. So I can have 1/2 the
screen for my code window and watch the changes on the other half. I found
it out only by fooling around with it. It really is a strange feature
(bug)!
Nov 12 '05 #4

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"MGFoster" <me@privacy.com> wrote...
Colleyville Alan wrote:
"MGFoster" <me@privacy.com> wrote in message
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Unfortunately, that is a bug ... er ... "feature" of Access 2000 and
greater versions. In Acc97 you could see the actions on the form
while stepping thru the VBA code, in debug mode. You could go back to
ACC97 to develop app (yeah, right!)? ;-)


Well, I did find a solution. You hit the minimize button on the window that lists all of the forms and the form is now in view. So I can have 1/2 the screen for my code window and watch the changes on the other half. I found it out only by fooling around with it. It really is a strange feature
(bug)!

I didn't know that. Good thing to know.


Even better you could use multiple monitors -- put the VBE in one and Access
in the other.
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MichKa [MS]
NLS Collation/Locale/Keyboard Development
Globalization Infrastructure and Font Technologies

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