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Form.Resize Event (Access)

The Resize event occurs when a form is opened and whenever the size of a form changes.

expression .Resize

expression A variable that represents a Form object.

To run a macro or event procedure when this event occurs, set the OnResize property to the name of the macro or to [Event Procedure].

This event occurs if you change the size of the form in a macro or event procedure— for example, if you use the MoveSize action in a macro to resize the form.

By running a macro or an event procedure when a Resize event occurs, you can move or resize a control when the form it's on is resized. You can also use a Resize event to recalculate variables or reset properties that may depend on the size of the form.

When you first open a form, the following events occur in this order:

Open → Load → Resize → Activate → Current

Note Note

You need to be careful if you use a MoveSize, Maximize, Minimize, or Restore action (or the corresponding methods of the DoCmd object) in a Resize macro or event procedure. These actions can trigger a Resize event for the form, and thus cause a cascading event.

The following example shows how a Resize event procedure can be used to repaint a form when it is maximized. When the user clicks a command button labeled "Maximize," the form is maximized and the Resize event is triggered.

To try the example, add the following event procedures to a form named Contacts that contains a command button named Maximize:

Private Sub Maximize_Click() 
 DoCmd.Maximize 
End Sub 
 
Private Sub Form_Resize() 
 Forms!Contacts.Repaint 
End Sub 

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