Visual Basic Code of the Week (COTW)
Issue #14
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Requirements for this Issue

The source code in this issue is designed for Visual Basic 4 and up. See notes after the source code about using this routine with VB 3.

In this Issue

This issue introduces a simple routine to force all forms to be unloaded. Some people use the End statement and think that all forms automatically get unloaded which turns out not to be the case. This routine unloads them in an orderly manner.


Public Sub UnloadAllForms

Return Value

None unless an error occurs. If an error occurs this routine will raise the error to the calling subroutine.

Sample Usage

We will demonstrate an example of this routine. The most likely place this routine will be used is in the Unload event of your main form.

    Sub Form_Unload()
    End Sub

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Comments on the Source Code

This routine can be used in Visual Basic 3 by removing the error handling and the Public definition in front of the Sub declaration.

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