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Control Morphing

When you first build a form, you might not always choose the best type of control to display each field on the form, or you might make what you think is the best choice for the control, only to find out later that it wasn't exactly what your user had in mind. In Access, it's easy to “morph,” or convert, the type of control. For example, you can morph a list box into a combo box.

Text Box to Combo Box

One of the most common types of conversions is from a text box to a combo box. To morph a text box to a combo box, right-click on the text box. Choose Change To, then select the type of control you want to morph the text box to. The types of controls available depend on the type of control you're morphing. For example, a text box can be converted to a label, list box, or combo box. (See Figure 6.27.)


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