The Reddick VBA Naming Conventions - Objects

Visual Basic 4.0 objects

Table 10 shows the tags for suggested Visual Basic 4.0 objects.

Table 10. Visual Basic 4.0 object tags.

Tag

Object Type

app

App

chk

CheckBox

clp

Clipboard

cbo

ComboBox

cmd

CommandButton

ctl

Control

dat

Data

dir

DirListBox

drv

DriveListBox

fil

FileListBox

frm

Form

fra

Frame

hsb

HScrollBar

img

Image

lbl

Label

lin

Line

lst

ListBox

mdi

MDIForm

mnu

Menu

ole

OLE

opt

OptionButton

pic

PictureBox

prt

Printer

scr

Screen

shp

Shape

txt

TextBox

tmr

Timer

vsb

VScrollBar

Microsoft common control objects

Windows 95 and Windows NT have a set of common controls that are accessible from VBA. Table 11 lists the tags for objects created using these controls.

Table 11. Microsoft common control object tags.

Tag

Object Type

btn

Button (Toolbar)

btns

Buttons (Toolbar)

hdr

ColumnHeader (ListView)

hdrs

ColumnHeaders (ListView)

iml

ImageList (ImageList)

lit

ListItem (ListView)

lits

ListItems (ListView)

lvw

ListView (ListView)

nod

Node (TreeView)

nods

Nodes (TreeView)

pnl

Panel (Status Bar)

pnls

Panels (Status Bar)

prb

ProgressBar (Progress Bar)

sld

Slider (Slider)

sbr

StatusBar (Status Bar)

tab

Tab (Tab Strip)

tabs

Tabs (Tab Strip)

tbs

TabStrip (Tab Strip)

tbr

Toolbar (Toolbar)

tvw

TreeView (TreeView)

Other OLE custom controls and objects

Finally, Table 12 lists the tags for other commonly used OLE custom controls and objects.

Table 12. Tags for commonly-used OLE custom controls.

Tag

Object Type

ani

AniPushButton (Animated Push Button)

cdl

CommonDialog (Common Dialog)

dbc

DBCombo (Data Bound Combo Box)

dbg

DBGrid (Data Bound Grid)

dls

DBList (Data Bound List Box)

gau

Gauge (Gauge)

gph

Graph (Graph)

grd

Grid (Grid)

key

MhState (Key State)

mmc

MMControl (Multimedia Control)

com

MSComm (Communication Port)

msg

MAPIMessages (Messaging API Message Control)

msk

MaskEdBox (Masked Edit Textbox)

out

Outline (Outline Control)

pcl

PictureClip (Picture Clip Control)

rtf

RichTextBox (Rich Textbox)

ses

MAPISession (Messaging API Session Control)

spn

SpinButton (Spin Button)

Copyright © 1995 Greg Reddick. You may freely distribute this document.

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