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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Keep Form Inactive? (Access 2000)

    I have an application in which there are several forms open at once. Once of them (call it frmRsa1), is on a timer. Every x seconds, it checks for the presence of a specific file in a specific folder. This works. However, when it finds this file, it currently becomes the active window. I would like it to remain open and continue its processing but not become the active window. In other words, I would like it to continue in a "background" mode.

    How can I ensure that this form never becomes the active window?

    Thanks.

  2. #2
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    If you don't need to see the form containing the timer event at all, you could try opening it .Visible = False. That way, the form can never have the focus and therefore cannot be the active window.
    Roger Hampson
    XI - ecs (UK) Ltd

  3. #3
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    Thanks for the reply.

    As it turns out, the form containing the timer event was not becoming the active window but I did learn something.

    Thanks again.

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