See Also Example 1 Example 2
Forces an immediate repaint or update of a form, control, or object.
[formname. | controlname. | objectname. ]Refresh
Use this method to force a complete repaint of a form or control. This is useful when you want a form to display completely while another form is loading, or when you want to update the contents of a system list box, such as a file list box, or the data structures of a data control.
Refresh cannot be used on MDI forms, but can be used on MDI child forms. You cannot use Refresh on menu or timer controls.
Generally, painting a form or control is handled automatically while no events are occurring. However, there may be situations where you want the form or control updated immediately. For example, if you use a file list box, a directory list box, or a drive list box to show the current status of the file system, you can use Refresh to update the list whenever a change is made to the directory structure.
You can use the Refresh method on a data control to open or reopen the database (if the DatabaseName, ReadOnly, Exclusive, or Connect properties have changed) and rebuild the Dynaset in the control's Recordset property.