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Click Event

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 6/12/2017
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Occurs in one of two cases:

  • The user clicks a control with the mouse.

  • The user definitively selects a value for a control with more than one possible value.

Syntax For MultiPage, TabStrip Private SubobjectClick(_indexAs Long) For all other controls Private Subobject _Click( ) The Click event syntax has these parts:

PartDescription
objectRequired. A valid object.
indexRequired. The index of the page or tab in a MultiPage or TabStrip associated with this event.

Remarks Of the two cases where the Click event occurs, the first case applies to the CommandButton, Frame, Image, Label, ScrollBar, and SpinButton. The second case applies to the CheckBox, ComboBox, ListBox, MultiPage, TabStrip, and ToggleButton. It also applies to an OptionButton when the value changes to True. The following are examples of actions that initiate the Click event:

  • Clicking a blank area of a form or a disabled control (other than a list box) on the form.

  • Clicking a CommandButton. If the command button doesn't already have thefocus, the Enter event occurs before the Click event.

  • Pressing the SPACEBAR when a CommandButton has the focus.

  • Clicking a control.

  • Pressing ENTER on a form that has a command button whose Default property is set to True, as long as no other command button has the focus.

  • Pressing ESC on a form that has a command button whose Cancel property is set to True, as long as no other command button has the focus.

  • Pressing a control's accelerator key.

When the Click event results from clicking a control, the sequence of events leading to the Click event is:

  1. MouseDown

  2. MouseUp

  3. Click

For some controls, the Click event occurs when the Value property changes. However, using the Change event is the preferred technique for detecting a new value for a property. The following are examples of actions that initiate the Click event due to assigning a new value to a control:

  • Clicking a different page or tab in a MultiPage or TabStrip. The Value property for these controls reflects the current Page or Tab. Clicking the current page or tab does not change the control's value and does not initiate the Click event.

  • Clicking a CheckBox or ToggleButton, pressing the SPACEBAR when one of these controls has the focus, pressing the accelerator key for one of these controls, or changing the value of the control in code.

  • Changing the value of an OptionButton to True. Setting one OptionButton in a group to True sets all other buttons in the group to False, but the Click event occurs only for the button whose value changes to True.

  • Selecting a value for a ComboBox or ListBox so that it unquestionably matches an item in the control's drop-down list. For example, if a list is not sorted, the first match for characters typed in the edit region may not be the only match in the list, so choosing such a value does not initiate the Click event. In a sorted list, you can use entry-matching to ensure that a selected value is a unique match for text the user types.

The Click event is not initiated when Value is set to Null.

Note Clicking changes the value of a control, thus it initiates the Click event. When you right-click, the value of the control does not change, so it does not initiate the Click event.

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