Microsoft KB Archive/106181
Article ID: 106181
Article Last Modified on 10/11/2006
- 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 Q106181
Moderate: Requires basic macro, coding, and interoperability skills.
When you click Cancel to cancel printing started by a macro that contains a function with a DoCmd.PrintOut acPrintAll statement (or DoCmd Print A_Printall statement in Microsoft Access versions 1.x and 2.0), you may receive a series of alert messages.
This behavior is by design. It allows you to trap and test for execution failure and cancellation as individual results.
Steps to Reproduce Behavior
Create a new module and type the following code.
In Microsoft Access for Windows 95 version 7.0:
Option Explicit Function PrintTest() DoCmd.PrintOut acPRINTALL,,,True End Function
In Microsoft Access versions 1.x and 2.0:
Option Explicit Function PrintTest() DoCmd Print A_PRINTALL,,,True End Function
- Save the module as Print Test Module.
Create the following new macro and save it as Print Test Macro:
Macro Name Action --------------------------- Print Test Macro RunCode Print Test Macro Actions ----------------------------- RunCode Function Name: PrintTest()
- Create a new form and add a command button to the form. Set the command button's OnClick property to Print Test Macro.
NOTE: In Microsoft Access version 1.x, the OnClick property is called the OnPush property.
- View the form in Form view. Click the Print Test Macro button.
- Once printing begins, click Cancel. Note that you receive the following message.
In version 7.0:
In versions 1.x and 2.0:
- Click the Debug button (or the OK button in versions 1.x and 2.0).
- The Module Design window will be opened to the PrintTest() function. Close the Module Design window by clicking Close on the File menu. When you receive the message "Reset halted programs so Code window can be closed," click OK.
- The Action Failed dialog will be in the foreground, referring to the macro action. Click the Halt button.
For more information about debugging Microsoft Access applications, search on "debugging macros," and then either "Find problems in a macro by single stepping through it" or "Using the Debug window" using the Microsoft Access 7.0 Help Index.
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