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How to: Accept User Input and Display the Values of Controls on a Form

Office 2007

The following example demonstrates the values that the different types of controls can have by displaying the Value property of a selected control. The user chooses a control by pressing TAB or by clicking on the control. Depending on the type of control, the user can also specify a value for the control by typing in the text area of the control, by clicking one or more times on the control, or by selecting an item, page, or tab within the control. The user can display the value of the selected control by clicking the appropriately labeled CommandButton.

To use this example, copy this sample code to the Script Editor of a form. To run the code you need to open the form so the Open event will activate. Make sure that the form contains:

Sub CommandButton1_Click()
    Set TextBox1 = Item.GetInspector.ModifiedFormPages("P.2").Controls("TextBox1")
    Set Form = Item.GetInspector.ModifiedFormPages("P.2")
     TextBox1.Text = "Value of " & Form.ActiveControl.Name & " is " &     Form.ActiveControl.Value
End Sub

Sub Item_Open()
    Set CommandButton1 = Item.GetInspector.ModifiedFormPages("P.2").Controls("CommandButton1")
    Set TextBox1 = Item.GetInspector.ModifiedFormPages("P.2").Controls("TextBox1")
    Set ComboBox1 = Item.GetInspector.ModifiedFormPages("P.2").Controls("ComboBox1")
    Set ListBox1 = Item.GetInspector.ModifiedFormPages("P.2").Controls("ListBox1")
    Set CheckBox1 = Item.GetInspector.ModifiedFormPages("P.2").Controls("CheckBox1")
    Set ToggleButton1 = Item.GetInspector.ModifiedFormPages("P.2").Controls("ToggleButton1")
    Set TextBox2 = Item.GetInspector.ModifiedFormPages("P.2").Controls("TextBox2")

    CommandButton1.Caption = "Get value of current control"
    CommandButton1.AutoSize = True
    CommandButton1.TakeFocusOnClick = False
    CommandButton1.TabStop = False
    
    TextBox1.AutoSize = True
    
    For i = 0 To 10
        ComboBox1.AddItem "Choice " & (i + 1)
        ListBox1.AddItem "Selection " & (100 - i)
    Next 
    
    CheckBox1.TripleState = True
    ToggleButton1.TripleState = True
    
    TextBox2.Text = "Enter text here."
End Sub


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