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Sharing Data Between Forms

Sharing Data Between Forms

Question:
I have a VB app that uses multiple forms. On the first form, I entercustomer information. The other forms calculate the cost of my services tomy customer. I would like to be able to share data between forms. That is, when I enter data in the first form like “estimate number” and “quantity”, Iwould like these fields to be visible and showing the current record I justcreated when I open any of the other forms. Is this possible? If so, how? I have not been able to find a way. I am a novice at VB and wouldappreciate any help in this area. Please if possible, keep it simple becauseI don’t know a great deal about VB yet, but I’m trying. Thanks in advance.

Answer:
The easiest way to do it is to declare a global variable in a .BAS file. Whenever the user types something in, put the value into that variable. Then, when the other form loads, take the value from the variable and put it in the control. That’s all there is to it.

Under VB4, you can start forms with different methods other than just Show/Load, and data can be passed to the form that way.

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