Did you try putting the linein the userform_initialize event...?VB:Me.Datepicker1.Value = Date
I am using Excel 2010 and have a userform with a datepicker in it. The problem is that the default date is set to the day that the form was created. I want the default to be todays date (what ever date that may be). I have seen a few possible solutions online but i will be honest, they are over my head. Here is the code that i am working with in the user form.
I tried adding Me.Datepicker1.Value = Date at the top but it didnt do anything.VB:Private Sub addnewbutton_Click() Dim iRow As Long Dim ws As Worksheet Set ws = Worksheets("Work Orders") 'find first empty row in database iRow = ws.Cells.Find(What:="*", SearchOrder:=xlRows, _ SearchDirection:=xlPrevious, LookIn:=xlValues).Row + 1 'check for a customer name If Trim(Me.customertextbox.Value) = "" Then Me.customertextbox.SetFocus MsgBox "Please enter a customer name" Exit Sub End If 'check for a due date If Trim(Me.DTPicker1.Value) = Date Then Me.DTPicker1.SetFocus MsgBox "Please enter a due date" Exit Sub End If 'check for a customer po / DWD PO#, or Decription If Trim(Me.customerpotextbox.Value) = "" And Trim(Me.dwdnumbertextbox.Value) = "" And Trim(Me.descriptiontextbox.Value) = "" Then Me.customerpotextbox.SetFocus MsgBox "You Must Enter Either A PO#, WO#, or Description" Exit Sub Else: End If 'add selected departments If stockcheckbox.Value Then ws.Cells(iRow, 11).Value = "Yes" Else ws.Cells(iRow, 11).Value = "No" If customcheckbox.Value Then ws.Cells(iRow, 12).Value = "Yes" Else ws.Cells(iRow, 12).Value = "No" If jambcheckbox.Value Then ws.Cells(iRow, 13).Value = "Yes" Else ws.Cells(iRow, 13).Value = "No" If productioncheckbox.Value Then ws.Cells(iRow, 14).Value = "Yes" Else ws.Cells(iRow, 14).Value = "No" 'copy the data to the database ws.Cells(iRow, 2).Value = Me.customertextbox.Value ws.Cells(iRow, 3).Value = Me.customerpotextbox.Value ws.Cells(iRow, 4).Value = Date ws.Cells(iRow, 5).Value = Me.DTPicker1.Value ws.Cells(iRow, 6).Value = Me.dwdnumbertextbox.Value ws.Cells(iRow, 7).Value = Me.descriptiontextbox.Value ws.Cells(iRow, 8).Value = "On Time" 'clear the data Me.customertextbox.Value = "" Me.customerpotextbox.Value = "" Me.DTPicker1.Value = Date Me.dwdnumbertextbox.Value = "" Me.descriptiontextbox.Value = "" Me.stockcheckbox.Value = "False" Me.customcheckbox.Value = "False" Me.jambcheckbox.Value = "False" Me.productioncheckbox.Value = "False" Me.customertextbox.SetFocus Unload Me End Sub
Anyone have a suggestion that isnt too complicated?
Honestly, i dont know. Like i say, i am still new to coding vba. If the userform-initialize event is the macro that calls the form, then yes. i get a compile error: Invalid use of ME keyword. Right now the only thing in that macro is workorderform.Show. I have attached a copy of the file if that helps at all. Thanks,
Work Orders (Sample).xlsm
The Initialize event is part of the UserForm modules.
Open the VB Editor and double click on the userform. This will open the userform's code module. On the right at the top of the window there is a drop down that lists all the events, including initialize. That's where your code should be
1st lesson in coding... Learn what events are.
The userform_initialize event fires when the form is created. If you go to the VBA editor, find that event in the userform code (Use the dropdowns at the top of the code window, select 'UserForm' in the dropdown on the left and Initialize in the RHS dropdown, you'll get there.
Add the one liner from my other post - it'll work. If it doesn't, you're still doing something wrong.
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