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Screen Refresh - How to hide the action "behind the curtain"

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Hi:

As in the "Wizard of Oz", I want people to "pay no attention to the man behind the
curtain", by freezing the screen while a whole lot of things happen. I know about ECHO
OFF, but this appears to reset when forms are opened and under other conditions. Are
there any commands (Screen Refresh=False?) that will stop screen refreshing until another
command is encountered that turns the screen refreshing on again?

Thanks in advance.

John Baker
Nov 13 '05 #1
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Turning the Access screen refresh off entirely is a radical operation that I
prefer to avoid. A more precise operation is to set the the Painting property
of a form to False so that just that form will not update until its painting
is turned back on.

In either case, be sure the code that hides activity on the display has an
error handler, and that error handler puts everything back to normal, so you
don't end up being unable to operate your interface after an error occurs.

On Fri, 22 Oct 2004 01:51:35 GMT, John Baker <Ba******@Verizon.net> wrote:
Hi:

As in the "Wizard of Oz", I want people to "pay no attention to the man behind the
curtain", by freezing the screen while a whole lot of things happen. I know about ECHO
OFF, but this appears to reset when forms are opened and under other conditions. Are
there any commands (Screen Refresh=False?) that will stop screen refreshing until another
command is encountered that turns the screen refreshing on again?

Thanks in advance.

John Baker


Nov 13 '05 #2

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Steve:

Thanks.

Could you let me know HOW (that is, the code and commands etc) I would do either of these.
I was thinking of the Screen Refresh since I go throgh a nbumnber oif streps which involve
opening and closing various forms.

Best

John

Steve Jorgensen <no****@nospam.nospam> wrote:
Turning the Access screen refresh off entirely is a radical operation that I
prefer to avoid. A more precise operation is to set the the Painting property
of a form to False so that just that form will not update until its painting
is turned back on.

In either case, be sure the code that hides activity on the display has an
error handler, and that error handler puts everything back to normal, so you
don't end up being unable to operate your interface after an error occurs.

On Fri, 22 Oct 2004 01:51:35 GMT, John Baker <Ba******@Verizon.net> wrote:
Hi:

As in the "Wizard of Oz", I want people to "pay no attention to the man behind the
curtain", by freezing the screen while a whole lot of things happen. I know about ECHO
OFF, but this appears to reset when forms are opened and under other conditions. Are
there any commands (Screen Refresh=False?) that will stop screen refreshing until another
command is encountered that turns the screen refreshing on again?

Thanks in advance.

John Baker


Nov 13 '05 #3

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Application.Echo

Concur with Steve's advice about setting everything back to normal.
It's a pain trying to get everything running again while operating
"blind" with Echo set to False

On Fri, 22 Oct 2004 11:08:01 GMT, John Baker <Ba******@Verizon.net>
wrote:


Steve:

Thanks.

Could you let me know HOW (that is, the code and commands etc) I would do either of these.
I was thinking of the Screen Refresh since I go throgh a nbumnber oif streps which involve
opening and closing various forms.

Best

John

Steve Jorgensen <no****@nospam.nospam> wrote:
Turning the Access screen refresh off entirely is a radical operation that I
prefer to avoid. A more precise operation is to set the the Painting property
of a form to False so that just that form will not update until its painting
is turned back on.

In either case, be sure the code that hides activity on the display has an
error handler, and that error handler puts everything back to normal, so you
don't end up being unable to operate your interface after an error occurs.

On Fri, 22 Oct 2004 01:51:35 GMT, John Baker <Ba******@Verizon.net> wrote:
Hi:

As in the "Wizard of Oz", I want people to "pay no attention to the man behind the
curtain", by freezing the screen while a whole lot of things happen. I know about ECHO
OFF, but this appears to reset when forms are opened and under other conditions. Are
there any commands (Screen Refresh=False?) that will stop screen refreshing until another
command is encountered that turns the screen refreshing on again?

Thanks in advance.

John Baker

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Nov 13 '05 #4

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