Using Control Values While Code Is Running
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You can set and return some properties for ActiveX controls while Microsoft Visual Basic code is running. The following example sets the Text property of a text box to "Hello."
The data entered in a form by a user is lost when the form is closed. If you return the values of controls on a form after the form has been unloaded, you get the initial values for the controls rather than the values the user entered.
If you want to save the data entered in a form, you can save the information to module-level variables while the form is still running. The following example displays a form and saves the form data in public variables prior to unloading the form.