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16. Smart Tags > 16.4. Execute a Smart Tag Action Without Displaying the Smart ...

16.4. Execute a Smart Tag Action Without Displaying the Smart Tag

Problem

In my application I would like to use the Financial Symbol smart tag so that users will be directed to the Stock Quote on MSN MoneyCentral. I don’t want to display the smart tag, which also presents two additional actions—this might confuse the user. How can I configure a combo box control so that when the user selects a symbol, the Stock Quote on MSN MoneyCentral is automatically displayed in a browser window?

Solution

The built-in smart tags that ship with Access are somewhat limited in that they do not allow you to configure them by adding or removing actions. The Financial Symbol smart tag looks up information about a financial symbol on MSN MoneyCentral, allowing you to take the following actions:


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