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4. Presentation > 35. View Reports Embedded in Forms

View Reports Embedded in Forms

Preview reports, whether current or historical, directly on the form you are working on.

Access is one of the most powerful reporting tools on the market. Beginning with Access 97, Microsoft introduced the ability to create snapshot reports that you can view with the free Snapshot Viewer, available for download from Microsoft (search for ActiveX Snapshot Viewer at http://www. microsoft.com/downloads).

Access database application developers can use the ActiveX Snapshot Viewer to customize the look and feel of their applications by displaying reports embedded in forms.

Creating the Form

The form is composed of a combo box and the ActiveX Snapshot Viewer. The combo box contains a list of all the reports in the database. When the form opens, the Load event executes the following code to fill the combo box with a listing of all available reports:


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