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2. Forms

Chapter 2. Forms

As far as users of your applications are concerned, your forms are the application. The forms are the windows into the data that makes Access applications work. Access forms are incredibly flexible and can take on as many different personalities as there are Access developers. The tricks and techniques covered in this chapter are not as complex as ones you might find in other chapters of this book, but they will help form the foundation of your entire application. You’ll want to use these tips to help give a consistent look to your forms and to help users find exactly which control currently has the focus. You’ll also use them to control where users go on your forms by restricting their movement so they can’t move to a new row until you allow them to and by giving your forms custom navigation controls. Y....InputBox function. You’ll learn how to save and restore program settings or application variables to the system registry and how to save and restore the size of your forms from one session to another. Finally, you’ll learn how to control multiple instances of a form, allowing you to view multiple rows simultaneously.


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