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Thu 17 Jan 2008, 13:19 replyReply Delegate Greg said...

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Form buttons

why can't you change the background colour of a button in a form...?

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Tue 29 Jan 2008, 11:13 replyReply Trainer David said...

RE: form buttons


In Microsoft Access buttons do not support background colours. To get arround this you can create a picture i.e. a coloured rectangle and assign a picture property to the button.

Hope this helps


Access tip:

Open A Combo Box Automatically

This is helpful if users need to enter large amounts of data. There are two ways to open ComboBoxes when they get the focus by using the tab keys.

When the ComboBox gets focus:

Press Alt + Down Arrow on the keyboard

For it to happen automatically, needs a bit of coding:

1. Add a combo box and a text box control to the form
2. Set the combo box's On Got Focus property to the following event procedure:

Private Sub ComboBoxName _GotFocus()


End Sub

3. Open your form in Form View and use the TAB key to make sure it works.

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