Setting Focus On Userform
I have a userform that is called by clicking on a button and it copies the value in cell A to my userform. This works great it is called via:
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Trouble Setting Focus After Closing MsgBox
I am using the TextBox.Change method to test for numerical input. How can I highlight incorrect input after closing the MsgBox? The following code doesn't always work:
If Not IsNumeric(TxtStage1.Value) Then
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Change Sheet Focus From UserForm
I've got a userform for entering data in a workbook with sheets for each month. ie: Jan'06 , Feb'06, etc. I've added a combobox that looks at my list of these sheets and when a certain month is chosen I would like that months sheet to come up behind the userform, so that the data is entered there when the form is completed.
The other option is to not change the sheet focus but to direct the data to the appropriate sheet based on the combo box. (No matter what sheet is currently selected)
On a related note, I have a text box showing the last date entered and I would like to make shure that it is updated based on the sheet selected in the combobox.
Set Focus To TextBox On UserForm
On the summary page click on 'Enter Sale' and notice that Customer Advisor' text box gets the focus and the cursor is flashing. (Which is what I want). Enter any name and a sale value (say 'A' and '1') and click the 'OK' button
But when I tried to enter another sale the OK button still had the focus. So in the VBA Project / Forms / frm_sale / OK Click event - near the bottom
I added a set focus before the 'frm_sale.hide' - This removed the focus from the 'OK' box - but the cursor is still not in the text box, and it needs to be clicked in order to enter text. This is clearly something trivial I am missing - but the blinkers are on and I cant spot it
Set Focus To A Textbox When Userform Opens
I'm creating a userform for editing membership records of a small organisation. So I want the focus to default to textbox tboxFind which is used for searching the data.
I've put tboxFind first in the tab order, and in subroutine Userform_Initialize, the last line is tboxFind.SetFocus
Using Excel2000 on Windows Vista, it works OK.
Opening the same workbook in Excel2000 on WinXP, no textbox has the focus when the form opens, but once the user has started to use the form, the focus defaults back to tboxFind, as it should.
So why is the focus not where it should be when the form opens in WinXP?
Return Focus To Sheet While Still Displaying A UserForm
I have a spread sheet where i want to display help text when cells are activated. I do not want to use comments as i both do not like the red triangle and also have not found a way to controll the position of the text box. When I use the event Worksheet_SelectionChange I can display a custom box but the box "retains focus" and i can not enter the data until i "reclick" on the cell in the sheet. The box then goes away when i select another cell. Is there a way to fix this or a different method entirely. I am using Excel 2007.
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To Set Focus To The RefEdit Control In Userform
I am trying to implement a simple userform using the RefEdit control.
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For some reason, I can't get the focus on the RefEdit control (i.e. when I activate the form, I have to actually click in the RefEdit box before it gets the cursor). Which property sets the focus in this control?
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A userform to move the curser to a column then activate the Excel App and keep the userform visiable.
The problem is when excution the code step by step (F8) works fine, but when excution the code by F5 the cursor moves to the Range("A65536").End(xlUp) and doesnot then move to the required column.
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Focus Activecell After Display Of Modeless Userform
I am using a technique to display a modeless userform to display to the user that the cell data validation has failed (or not) after checking cell data entry (with checks coded as required).
I am using this method for a number of reasons -
- enables more flexibility and more characters over that of in cell data validation error messages
- to reduce repeat of validation data (to reduce file size) as worksheet has large qty of rows with large qty of columns with variation of validation requirements for each column.
But in the event that data is invalid (fails validation), once the modeless userform is displayed, i want the focus to be on the current cell, not the userform, otherwise the user will always have to click the worksheet to to get focus to enable entry to cell of corrected data.
Keep UserForm Linked To Particular Workbook Even If Focus Is Lost
I have an excel program that uses a modeless userform. often times i will open other spreadsheets while the form is active or minimized. if i return to the form and run it without manually bringing focus to the appropriate workbook, i get an error because it references the wrong workbook. is there a way to keep that form tied to that workbook no matter what? also, it is important that this procedure works despite the workbook name changing.
Set Focus To TextBox On UserForm Initialize
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Kind regards, Mentor Auto Merged Post Until 24 Hrs Passes;Hi: I answered my own query - just commented out the setfocus instruction and it defaults to the first, and only, textbox by default
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Set Focus Of Cursor In TextBox On UserForm Show
I'm having some trouble setting up my Userform. It's used for someone to insert a password to open up some sheets. I have it working except for 2 problems.
First off it gets started by a sub which has a shortcut key, CTRL + W.
When it opens I would like the TextBox to be ready to be typed on... and I would like the submit button ready for Enter. So when it opens, you just type in the password really quick and press enter without using the mouse at all.
The TextBox starts on the first try, but when I press cancel and then open the UserForm up again, then the cancel command is still selected and I have to select on the textbox.
There is 3 things on this userform... TextBox1, CommandButton1, CommandButton2. All I want is for the TextBox always to show up ready for typing, and the Submit(CommandButton1) to always be ready to press enter.
Setting TabStop Within UserForm
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Setting Global Variable From A UserForm
I have a UserForm that runs when my excel project starts that prompts the user for two pieces of data: a username and a password (these are not for logging into the file itself, I need to use them to call web queries later). I want the UserForm to store both of these data in global variables, so that macros that are run in the future can refer to them and read their values. Unfortunately, I am very new to VBA and I cannot figure out what code I need and where exactly I need to put it. Here is my current code, where "authentication" is the name of the UserForm object, and the textboxes I use for entry are named "user" and "pass": In "This Workbook"
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I'm working on a spreadhseet which has several macros that can take up to 5 minutes to run. When the macro(s) complete, I pop up a userform to provide instructions and collect some additional data from the user.
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I have a ComboBox and when I press ENTER inside this comboBox a run a Macro
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Textbox Set Focus
I am using the following code to validate text entry in Textbox1 of a userform. I want that if the user enters a numeric value than a msgbox should popup and then cursor should get focus on Textbox1. But with this code, it is setting focus on textbox2 and not on textbox1.
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Takes Focus When Printing
I am running software that calls an Excel macro using DDE. The macro populates a sheet with information to be printed, then prints the sheet.
I would like for this to take place in the background with Excel never taking focus from the software that calls the Excel macro. Currently Excel some times takes focus from the software and some times does not. The macro also takes the information it prints and stores it to another sheet, but I don't think that's the culprit stealing focus from the other software.
Returning Focus To The Worksheet
I've made a non-modal 'Toolbox' form that floats over my worksheets. When a button is clicked a graphic item is copied from a hidden sheet and pasted into the current sheet. The graphic remains selected but the toolbox form takes the focus away from the sheet. When the user wants to move the graphic there is no problem in mouse-dragging but I'd like the user to be able to nudge the graphic using the keyboard arrow keys without having to click to give the sheet the focus. So, I guess the question is: How can I give focus to the worksheet following the Paste action?
Giving Back Focus
I've got a Macro that generates three reports for me, one at a time.
After a report has been generated it creates an Email and attachs the report to the Email, I then check the report is ok before sending out.
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I believe (though I will quite happily be wrong) this is because Excel is no longer the PC's main concern.
What I was wondering was, is it possible to bring Excel back to the foreground once the Email has been generated.
Move Focus To The Control
I had to reset my excel on friday now today I'm getting an error when opening up an workbook. The error is " Cant move focus to the control because it is invisible ,Not enabled or type that does not accept focus. I have this code in a workbook when the workbook opens
Remove Focus From Form.?
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Change Focus Between Applications
I am using MS Word to create a list to go into Excel, it seems advantageous to do it this way because I'm using the Heading Outline Numbering feature of Word.
Presently my macro assumes the word document is closed. How do I modify the macro to:
1. check if the file is open?
2. if already open, switch the focus to word?
3. switch the focus back to excel?
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Focus To Return To Textbox
I have SS that I have 3 levels of users using/viewing data and at the moment it does not allow for errors when inputing password & sheet number to access. What I need is that if there is an error in password or sheetnumber ths user gets the choice to re-enter correct data with vbYesNo or similar. The problem I have is with these lines of code not getting the focus back to txtSheet to re-enter correct data (>0 & <13).
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Style = vbYesNo ' Define buttons.
Title = "Choose Month" ' Define title.
rS = Range("Scode").Value 'Staff password
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Response = MsgBox(Msg, Style, Title).....................
Set Focus On Combobox
I have an application in excel in which a “combobox1” has been created on the main sheet of excel. Somewhere during the code execution the program requires input from the “combobox1”. What is the code required to highlight the “combobox1” allow the user to select from the box and then return control back to the regular code?
Set Focus, If Thats The Correct Code
I have a userform with several fields located in it. For the most part, it looks like a user information form, Name, Date,, stuff like that. There is a field that the user enters some information, and using the afterUpdate function for the field, it searches to see if the value is unique. The problem is that when I tab from that field, if the value is not unique, I want the cursor placed back in that field (textbox). SetFocus doesn't seem to do what I want, unless I am using it incorrectly.
Hiding Focus Of PowerPoint Export
I am exporting from Excel into PowerPoint, and I am afraid of having a seizure after watching the export too many times. What is the best way to hide this or keep the focus on Excel?
I have tried many methods but have failed thus far. I have a modeless userform that opens up when the macro begins, but it always changes focus to PowerPoint. I have ScreenUpdating set to False.
Mouse Focus Changes After Script Runs
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Retain Control Focus After Update
I'm trying to set the focus back to the field that triggers an AfterUpdate event.
Private Sub myField_AfterUpdate()
Code above sets the focus to the next field in the taborder instead of keeping the focus on the field (that didn't pass the validation) that triggered the AfterUpdate event.
Using Modeless Userforms And Losing Focus
I have an application where by the user only sees userforms which then writes the data to the back end worksheets. So the Menu or front useform I have set at vbModeless, which also means that the user can now open up or use an already opened spreadsheet. I believe I am correct in saying you can't do this if the userform is modal. Anyway this is what the user wants, i.e to be able work on multiple spreadsheets, whilst my app is open. The problem is when they click on one of the other open spreadsheets and then click one of the buttons on my application, you get an error.
I believe is because I use code such as
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For the next revision the file may be called Book1.1
Determine Which Text Box Has Focus
I am using excel VBA userform and have the following elements:
(clicking on this button will insert today's date into either textboxA or textbox B. I use an accelerator 'D' so user can use Alt+D to insert the date conveniently.)
My question is: How can I determine which text box (A or B) is in focus when i execute Alt+D?
My objectives are: When focus is on textboxA, and user Alt+D, today's date will be inserted into textboxA When focus is on textboxB, and user Alt+D, today's date will be inserted into textboxB
My problem is: It seems that when I use Alt+D, the focus will jump to the command button instead, so none of the text box are in focus!
Inserted Picture Disappears After Losing Focus
I have the same problem as Paul C in the following post:
"Hi not a VBA problem, but when i insert pictures or logos into my workbook they disappear, i can insert a picture close the workbook but when i re-open it the picture has gone, i have to click on where it should be to get the border to appear, the move it to get it to appear.
I have tried inserting BPMS, JPGS, GIFS, but i have the same problem with them all, I have used the bring forward command but still have the same problem, I have even tried re-installing Office 2003 and installing all the latest updates but still get the same problem, any ideas?"
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Cells Becoming Unselected When Window Focus Shifts
I would like to run some code against the currently selected range of cells in the worksheet, but when I click on the VB button that runs the code, the focus shifts from the worksheet to the VB app, and the cells in the worksheet are no longer selected.
I know this is probably not a question that's come up before, but does anyone have any idea how to retain the 'selected' status of the cells in the worksheet ?
VB Code Error When Workbook Loses Focus
Overview: I have a workbook named MainPage.xls. This mainpage has several buttons and serves as a switchboard to launch other workbooks. Attached to this Main Page are two worksheets, "Source" and "Value1". The "Source" worksheet is graphical in nature and is used to collect data via a DDE channel to some production industrial processors and then on a timer "log" the data to cells in the "Value1" worksheet. Once the VB code is launched from the "Source" worksheet (via a start button), the code continues to run until it is stopped (via a stop button). The data is then graphed and printed out, etc.
This works very nicely and provides "live" graphing of some constantly changing data.
Once the "Source" worksheet data VB code is running, I need to be able to minimize the worksheets and return to my Main Page and further be able to open any one of the other workbooks on the Main Page and work with that page(s). Thus far, I can minimize the "Source" and "Value1" worksheets and return to the Main Page and the VB code runs along nicely in the background.
However... IF I attempt to open any other workbook from the Main Page, my data collection/graphing code stops and I get a Run-time error 9, subscript out of range... and Excel completely shuts down.
I know this must have something to do with the worksheet that runs the VB code losing focus when another workbook is opened.
Cell Focus When Opening A User Form
i would like to retain the focus of the current cell before the user clicks on a button to run a macro (see below) to open a userform...?
(the cell focus seems to disapper...after the button is clicked, but does stay on the cell when i run the macro from tools macros...)
Workbook Loses Focus When Opening From IExplorer
I have a workbook that prompts a user with a msgbox and then a SaveAs dialog. It works but when users intend to open the workbook from Internet Explorer, the SaveAs dialog stays behind the browser and everything freezes. Ideally I would want the workbook SaveAs to stay on top till user saves the workbook. Any help?. Here is my Open and Save code.
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Prevent Text Box Loosing Focus
I want to type some data into a text box on a form, after I press enter I want to do sothing with the data (add it to a list box, no problem) and then go back to the textbox for another entry.
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A = TextBox1.Value
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TextBox1 = ""
I can do somthing with the data but it does not jump back to the Textbox i.e. the setfocus does not work.
Control Losing Focus Switching Applications
I'm using a VBA UserForm (ShowModal=False) as the front-end on a spreadsheet for logging purposes. Here's the progression of the problem:
1. I have the UserForm loaded and the cursor is in any given textbox/ combobox on the form.
2. I switch to another program, then come back to the UserForm.
3. The cursor no longer appears in whatever textbox/combobox I was in when I left the UserForm. If I type, nothing happens (I have to click the field again first, then type).
However, if I TAB, it will go to the next field in the Tab Order just fine. It seems that the control has "pseudo-focus"--it knows which field to tab to next, but the control won't accept input unless you click it. The odd thing is--this UserForm has a button which launches another "child" UserForm. That "child" UserForm does not have this problem.
Toggle Multiple Checkbox Values On Focus
I have a userform with 54+ textboxes and and a checkbox. I would like to change the value of the checkbox from true to false using the keyboard when any of the textboxes have the focus. I can do this using a 'IF keycode' routine but I have to paste the code into each textbox. Is there a way of having the code in one place only, to prevent duplication?