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Unable to see form while stepping code (A2003)

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Lyn
Is there a solution to this problem?

While stepping through code (F8) it would sometimes be helpful to observe
changes occurring on the affected form in the Access window. However, the
current form always seems to be behind all of the open forms (including the
Database window) and only small bits of it are visible -- depending on the
sizes and locations of the various forms on the screen.

Is there a way to ensure that the form being stepped is in front? Or is it
that the form is not updated while stepping and so it doesn't matter if it
is not visible?

Thanks for any advice,
Lyn.
Jun 1 '07 #1
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Baz
1. The form IS updated while you are stepping through code
2. You cannot bring the form to the fron while stepping through code
3. You could, before starting debugging, arrange the screen so that the code
window is not obscuring the form.

"Lyn" <l.*******@iiNet.net.auwrote in message
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Is there a solution to this problem?

While stepping through code (F8) it would sometimes be helpful to observe
changes occurring on the affected form in the Access window. However, the
current form always seems to be behind all of the open forms (including
the
Database window) and only small bits of it are visible -- depending on the
sizes and locations of the various forms on the screen.

Is there a way to ensure that the form being stepped is in front? Or is
it
that the form is not updated while stepping and so it doesn't matter if it
is not visible?

Thanks for any advice,
Lyn.

Jun 1 '07 #2

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On Jun 1, 10:02 am, "Baz" <b...@REMOVEbcap.THEeuro1net.CAPScomwrote:
1. The form IS updated while you are stepping through code
2. You cannot bring the form to the fron while stepping through code
3. You could, before starting debugging, arrange the screen so that the code
window is not obscuring the form.

"Lyn" <l.hanc...@iiNet.net.auwrote in message

news:pv****************************@40tude.net...
Is there a solution to this problem?
While stepping through code (F8) it would sometimes be helpful to observe
changes occurring on the affected form in the Access window. However, the
current form always seems to be behind all of the open forms (including
the
Database window) and only small bits of it are visible -- depending on the
sizes and locations of the various forms on the screen.
Is there a way to ensure that the form being stepped is in front? Or is
it
that the form is not updated while stepping and so it doesn't matter if it
is not visible?
Thanks for any advice,
Lyn.
I also recommend dual monitors (if you do not already have dual
monitors). You can display the VBA code window on the second monitor,
helping to free up some space for the form in question (as Baz
explains).

Paul

Jun 1 '07 #3

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Lyn
On Fri, 1 Jun 2007 15:02:14 +0100, Baz wrote:
1. The form IS updated while you are stepping through code
2. You cannot bring the form to the fron while stepping through code
3. You could, before starting debugging, arrange the screen so that the code
window is not obscuring the form.
Thanks, Baz, for confirming that the screen is updated. I have tried
rearranging the forms on screen, but this is difficult due to the size of
some. I just wondered if there were a better way, or if there were a
reason for making things so difficult. But then, we are dealing with MS --
'nuff said!

Lyn.
Jun 1 '07 #4

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Lyn
On Fri, 01 Jun 2007 10:59:30 -0700, hi********@googlemail.com wrote:

I also recommend dual monitors (if you do not already have dual
monitors). You can display the VBA code window on the second monitor,
helping to free up some space for the form in question (as Baz
explains).

Paul
Thanks, Paul. I will keep that in mind should I have the opportunity.
(Probably when I get my next computer and have the old monitor spare.)

Lyn.
Jun 1 '07 #5

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Baz

<hi********@googlemail.comwrote in message
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I also recommend dual monitors (if you do not already have dual
monitors). You can display the VBA code window on the second monitor,
helping to free up some space for the form in question (as Baz
explains).

Paul
I wish I had enough room on my desk :-)
Jun 2 '07 #6

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Baz
Yes, it can be tricky if you've designed your form to make use of the whole
screen.

"Lyn" <l.*******@iiNet.net.auwrote in message
news:14*****************************@40tude.net...
On Fri, 1 Jun 2007 15:02:14 +0100, Baz wrote:
1. The form IS updated while you are stepping through code
2. You cannot bring the form to the fron while stepping through code
3. You could, before starting debugging, arrange the screen so that the
code
window is not obscuring the form.

Thanks, Baz, for confirming that the screen is updated. I have tried
rearranging the forms on screen, but this is difficult due to the size of
some. I just wondered if there were a better way, or if there were a
reason for making things so difficult. But then, we are dealing with
MS --
'nuff said!

Lyn.

Jun 2 '07 #7

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On Jun 2, 4:06 am, "Baz" <b...@REMOVEbcap.THEeuro1net.CAPScomwrote:
<hippome...@googlemail.comwrote in message

news:11**********************@q75g2000hsh.googlegr oups.com...
I also recommend dual monitors (if you do not already have dual
monitors). You can display the VBA code window on the second monitor,
helping to free up some space for the form in question (as Baz
explains).
Paul

I wish I had enough room on my desk :-)
:-)

Jun 4 '07 #8

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