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Msgbox problem

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This is most likely a stupidly easy question, but my brain is mud (My first ever Access project I have been given is huge and complicated and learning as I go)

What I want to do is to have a message box prompt a user apon closing a form. With a YesNo option. If the user clicks yes, then the form is closed, if no then the form stays open.

I have tried Macros and VBA code for this. Also spend the last few days searching TheScripts and the Net, but not much luck.


Nov 23 '06 #1
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Try this code behind a button:

IF msgbox ("Sure ?",vbYesNo) = vbYes then

This will close the database when the Yes is clicked, else nothing will happen.

Nov 23 '06 #2

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Howzit Nico5038

Thank you for the reply. I gave it a go and it works fine except that I only want to close/not close the form the user has open and not the whole database.

I will see if I can alter it slightly to do what I need to.

Thanks again

Nov 23 '06 #3

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I would suggest putting the code in the OnClose event, but then I saw there was no Cancel parameter :(.
You should be able to use the following code though, to quit just the current form. I have it on a command button.
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  1. Private Sub cmdExit_Click()
  2.     Call DoCmd.Close(ObjectType:=acForm, ObjectName:=Name)
  3. End Sub
Nov 23 '06 #4

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Hi NeoPa

Thanks for your reply. Right I have tested it and it does work, it just does not do what I am after. I need a message box to prompt the user if they are sure they want to close the form or not, so they basically have a Yes/No or OK/Cancel option.


Nov 23 '06 #5

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Private Sub YourExitFormButton_Click()
If MsgBox("Are You Sure ?", vbYesNo) = vbYes Then
DoCmd.Close acForm, YourFormName
End If
End Sub
Nov 23 '06 #6

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That's the baby!!!! Thanks man, you just made my day.

Thanks a lot!!
Nov 23 '06 #7

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I was responding after you saw Nico's post.
I meant to put that code (the one line) in place of the .Quit in his code rather than replace it completely.

No harm done, you have all you need :)
Nov 23 '06 #8

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I have now, thank you very much.
Nov 27 '06 #9

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