Can not set Checkbox.Name property with variable in VBA RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    I'm trying to write a sub that autogenerates checkboxes based on data in a Access database. I would like the Name property of a checkbox to correspond with the ID for the particular entry in the database, but I get "Run time error 40044 Application-defined or object-defined error" when I try to set it by using a String variable that holds the name.



    Sub AddCheckBoxes()
     Dim ish As InlineShape
     Dim chk As MSForms.checkBox
     Dim dbPath As String
     Dim connection As New ADODB.connection
     dbPath = Path & "\data\myDatabase.mdb"
     connection.Open "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=" & dbPath
     Dim rs As New ADODB.Recordset
     Dim query As String
     query = "SELECT Nummer, Navn FROM Tiltak"
     rs.Open query, connection, adOpenDynamic, adLockOptimistic
     Do While Not rs.EOF
      Dim Id, caption As String
      caption = rs.Fields.Item("Name")
      Id = rs.Fields.Item("ID").Value
      'Create the checkbox
      Set ish = ActiveDocument.InlineShapes.AddOLEControl(ClassType:="Forms.CheckBox.1")
      With ish
       .Width = 150
       .Height = 29.25
      End With
      'Get the checkbox object
      Set chk = ish.OLEFormat.Object
      With chk
        .Name = Id
        .Caption = caption
        .Font.Name = "Arial"
      End With
    End Sub




    I get the error when I set the Name property as shown in the code above. It works however if I do it like this:


    With chk
      .Name = "StaticName"
      .Caption = caption
      .Font.Name = "Arial"
    End With


    I have tried casting Id using chk.Name = Cstr(Id) and making new strings like this chk.Name = "Id" & Id.

    Does anybody know anything about this? It would be much appreciated :)

    PS! When the code has executed Set ish = ActiveDocument.InlineShapes.AddOLEControl(ClassType:="Forms.CheckBox.1") I can no longer enter break-mode in debugging. Does anybody know why?



    • Edited by Lundsern Thursday, March 17, 2011 1:43 PM Readability
    Thursday, March 17, 2011 1:42 PM

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  • Hi Lundsern,

    Thanks for posting in the MSDN Forum.

    Would you please clarify some questions?

    1.                  Where this snippet is? Is it in a VBA project?

    2.                  What Version your Access is?

    3.                  What Version your Word is?

    Have a good day,


    Tom Xu [MSFT]
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    Monday, March 21, 2011 5:58 AM
  • Hi Tom,

    Thanks for responding :)

    1. The snippet is taken from a sub written in a Word document, so I guess that would make it a VBA project? I'm quite new to VBA so I don't know when you call it a project
    2. I'm running Access 2007, but the database is saved in a Access 2002-2003 fileformat
    3. I'm running Word 2007

    Please ask if there is relevant info I have omitted.



    Monday, March 21, 2011 10:49 AM