WithEvents Form AccessObject ... conundrum

bobsan42

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Hello all.
My goal at the moment is: To open Form1 as background, make it translucent, then use the openArgs to pass a name to open Form2 on top of it. When Form2 is closed Form1 to close automatically.
I achieved it easily with DoCmd.OpenForm but then I have to set WindowMode:=acDialog, which shows the form titlebar and ruins the design.
So I am trying to make it in another way. After some time I got to the idea to declare (in the module of Form1) a form object withEvents, assign Form2 to it, open it and when it is closed it will close Form1.
So far the problem is:
Case 1: I get a Type mismatch error on the line Set frm = ....
VBA Code:
Private WithEvents frm As Access.Form
...
Set frm = CurrentProject.AllForms(Me.OpenArgs)
frm.Close = "[Event Procedure]"
DoCmd.OpenForm frm.Name
...
Case 2: When I try this - The compiler just says Compile error: Object does not source automation events
VBA Code:
Private WithEvents frm As AccessObject
It does not accept Variant or Object at all on this line.

Any workarounds, or better ideas than mine are welcome?
Thanks in advance.
 

bobsan42

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Yes it works. It took some adjusting because it was for excel and didnot initially work in access.
I'll be careful with the API's.
;)
Cheers.
 

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