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Adding Custom Menu Bars, Toolbars, and Shortcut Menus

You can create custom menus, toolbars, and shortcut menus to display with forms and reports. There's no limit to how many custom menu bars, toolbars, and shortcut menus you can use. You can attach each menu bar, toolbar, and shortcut menu to one or more forms or reports. Quite often, you need to restrict what users can do while they're working with a form or report. By creating a custom menu, toolbar, or shortcut menu, you can restrict and customize what users are allowed to do.

Designing a Menu Bar, Toolbar, or Shortcut Menu

Prior to Access 97, Access users could create a custom menu bar by setting the MenuBar property to the name of a menu bar macro. This function is supported in Access 2003 for backward compatibility only. In Access 97 and above, custom menu bars, toolbars, and pop-up menus are called command bars. To create any of these three objects, you choose View | Toolbars and then select Customize. After you have created a custom command bar, you can easily associate it with forms and reports by using the MenuBar, Toolbar, and Shortcut MenuBar properties.



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