Code Examples

Freeze/UnFreeze Columns in Subform

acCmdFreezeColumn, acCmdUnfreezeAllColumns

This routine freezes the active column on a SubForm in Datasheet View or unfreezes that column. The button to change the view must also be on the Main Form not the SubForm.

This example uses a button called cmdFreeze and a subform control on the Main Form called subTestForm. It changes the caption of the button to reflect the change that will occur when clicked.

'***************** Code Start *******************
' This code was originally written by Terry Wickenden.
' It is not to be altered or distributed,
' except as part of an application.
' You are free to use it in any application,
' provided the copyright notice is left unchanged

Private Sub cmdFreeze_Click()

  On Error GoTo ErrCmdFreeze

  If Me.cmdFreeze.Caption = "Freeze Column" Then
    DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdFreezeColumn
    Me.cmdFreeze.Caption = "Unfreeze Column"
    DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdUnfreezeAllColumns
    Me.cmdFreeze.Caption = "Freeze Column"
  End If
  Exit Sub


  Select Case Err
    Case 2046
      'Command not available
      MsgBox "This command is not available at this time"
      Exit Sub
    Case Else
      MsgBox Err.Number & vbCrLf & Err.Description
      Exit Sub
  End Select

End Sub

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