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Microsoft KB Archive/101321

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Article ID: 101321

Article Last Modified on 11/28/2003


  • Microsoft Access 1.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Access 1.1 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Access 2.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Access 95 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q101321

Moderate: Requires basic macro, coding, and interoperability skills.


One of the following two conditions occurs:

  • You can select only the Microsoft Access menu. All other objects appear as they normally do, but you cannot select them.


  • Your application has stopped on a breakpoint that you set in a function, but you cannot use the indicator to set the focus to the Module window.


Your code has executed an Echo action and turned the echo off. You need to turn the echo back on by setting Echo On to Yes (the default).


To correct this problem, do one of the following:

  • Correct the logic of your program.


  • Add a key assignment in your Key Assignment macro.

NOTE: By default, the Key Assignment macro is set to the AutoKeys macro.


Steps to Reproduce Behavior

  1. Create the following function:

    Function FunctionThatAppearsHung()
       Dim i as integer
       DoCmd.Echo False
       'In version 1.x and 2.0, the above line should be DoCmd Echo False
       'with no period (.).
       Debug.Print i
       DoCmd.Echo True
       ' In version 1.x and 2.0, the above should be DoCmd Echo True
       ' with no period (.).
    End Function
  2. Using the F9 key, set a breakpoint on the following line:

    Debug.Print i
  3. Type the following in the Debug window (or the Immediate Window in version 1.x and 2.0), and then press ENTER:

  4. To give control back to Microsoft Access, either quit Microsoft Access or define the AutoKeys macro as follows, and then press F12:

       MacroName    Action    Arguments
       {F12}        Echo      Yes


For more information about this topic, search for "echo," and then "Echo Action" using the Microsoft Access for Windows 95 Help Index.

Additional query words: macro marco autokeys nxml

Keywords: kbui kbprb KB101321