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#17546 10/17/03 09:06 AM
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hey all,

my first VB assignment at uni works fine except for one thing. When the program starts it runs until it gets to SetFocus and then gives me a Run time error '5' an invalid procedure call or argument.

Code
 Private Sub Form_Load()
    optBackColour1.Value = True
    optTextColour1.Value = True
    optFont1.Value = True
    optPointSize1.Value = True
    txtStyles.SetFocus
End Sub

Private Sub optBackColour1_Click()
    txtStyles.BackColor = &HFFFFFF
    txtStyles.SetFocus
End Sub 
when it starts it reads the Form_Load code and skips to the optBackColour1_Click sub be qives me the error when it gets to txtStyles.SetFocus

any help will be appreciated.....


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Re: SetFocus
#17547 10/17/03 10:18 PM
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The moment I saw the title "SetFocus" I just knew what the question would be. There's only one error I've ever gotten with SetFocus and that is when you're trying to give a control Focus when it isn't visible. The Form_Load event fires before the Form_Activate event and therefor is not visible at the time.


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Re: SetFocus
#17548 10/18/03 06:19 PM
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you can put in form1.show before the setfocus, that should fix it


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Re: SetFocus
#17549 10/18/03 09:40 PM
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thanx guys for your help. it was bugging me beause i just couldn't see what was wrong


"Mrs. Jones, I'm sorry to inform you, but we've run the tests, and it appears that you have XP. Now don't cry - it's bad, but it's not a death sentence. Modern science has advanced in recent years, and it's now possible to live a reasonably happy life with XP. And there's a survivor's group that you'll want to meet as well."

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