Q160071: WD97: VB Code to Select or Clear a Check Box in a Dialog Box
Article: Q160071 Product(s): Word 97 for Windows Version(s): WINDOWS:97 Operating System(s): Keyword(s): kbdta kbdtacode kbmacroexample word8 kbwordvba word97 Last Modified: 13-MAY-2002 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The information in this article applies to: - Microsoft Word 97 for Windows ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SUMMARY ======= In Word you can select (check) or clear a check box option using the built- in Word dialog boxes. For example, the Background Repagination option is a check box that can be turned on or off (on the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the General tab.) This functionality can be accomplished using a Visual Basic for Applications routine (macro) that you create. This article provides a sample Visual Basic for Applications routine that demonstrates how to toggle a check box state between On and Off. MORE INFORMATION ================ Microsoft provides programming examples for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. This article assumes that you are familiar with the programming language being demonstrated and the tools used to create and debug procedures. Microsoft support professionals can help explain the functionality of a particular procedure, but they will not modify these examples to provide added functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific needs. If you have limited programming experience, you may want to contact a Microsoft Certified Partner or the Microsoft fee-based consulting line at (800) 936-5200. For more information about Microsoft Certified Partners, please visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/partner/referral/ For more information about the support options that are available and about how to contact Microsoft, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;CNTACTMS In Visual Basic for Applications, a check box in a dialog box has a value of True (-1) to set a selected state or a value of False (0) to set a cleared state. The following Visual Basic example turns the Background Repagination option on or off each time you run the macro. When the Background Repagination check box is selected, its state is True (-1); when the check box is cleared, its state is False (0). Using the logical NOT operator, you can toggle between the True and False states each time you run the macro. That is, if the state is True, it toggles to NOT True (False), and if the state is False it toggles to NOT False (True). Sub TogglePagination() ' Switches between checked and unchecked states. Options.Pagination = Not Options.Pagination End Sub Another method you can use checks the state and, dependent upon the state, sets the opposite state using an If...Then...Else statement. Using this method you can also perform an action based on the current state. For example: Sub TogglePagination() ' Switches between checked and unchecked states. If Options.Pagination = True Then ' Perform some action if True. Options.Pagination = False Else ' Perform some other action if False. Options.Pagination = True End If End Sub Note: When you use Options.Pagination=True, the option is turned On; when you use Options.Pagination=False, the option is turned Off. For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Q173707 OFF97: How to Run Sample Code from Knowledge Base Articles REFERENCES ========== For more information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Q163435 VBA: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications Additional query words: wordcon vb vba vbe yes no checkbox toggled toggling toggles ====================================================================== Keywords : kbdta kbdtacode kbmacroexample word8 kbwordvba word97 Technology : kbWordSearch kbWord97 kbWord97Search kbZNotKeyword2 Version : WINDOWS:97 Issue type : kbhowto =============================================================================
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