[ORD VBA] Automate Toggle of "Use Active Feature" Feature Definition Toolbar button


I'm trying to automate the pre-filling of the "Set Feature Definition" dialog in VBA and can get it to work if I select the Feature Definition in the Feature Definition toolbar and select the "Use Active Feature" function of the Toolbar.

The issue I'm having is that even if I preset the "Use Active Feature" setting as enabled in the Preference Civil settings or enable it via a keyin, it doesn't actually activate the command (just toggles the button). It seems that it physically needs to be activated by the user.

Has any one found a way to get the "Use Active Feature" command to activate without physically activating the Toolbar button?