Category Archives: Forms

Eventful Formatting for Access Forms

Dynamically changing your form’s properties at runtime can often provide a better experience for your users. Rick Dobson shows you some secrets for dynamically changing your form’s background as it gains and loses focus, keeping subforms in view, and providing … Continue reading

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Listing Conditional Formats

In 2005, Rick Dobson wrote an article on that included details on Conditional Formats on Access Forms. But whilst the article was great, Rick didn’t show all the code that he had prepared in his sample database. And its what … Continue reading

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Conditional Formats on Access Forms

Conditional formats let you flag exceptional values or highlight important results to your users. Rick Dobson shows you several easy (and powerful) ways to implement conditional formats and lower the bar dramatically when implementing conditional formats. The Access Properties window … Continue reading

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Breadcrumbs, or How I Learned to Love the Switchboard

Andrew Wrigley shows how to design a “Breadcrumb” control that will enhance your users’ experience whenever they need to navigate a hierarchical structure (and bitterly regrets his lack of documentation…). For those of you who think that you don’t know … Continue reading

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Accessing Subforms

The Access subform wizards do much of the workin connecting a main form to its subform. In this article, Rick Dobson goes beyond the wizards toshow you how to perform two new tasks with a subform. He also takes you … Continue reading

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