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Chapter 15. Designing Custom Multitable ... > Understanding the Access Toolbox

Understanding the Access Toolbox

The Access Toolbox is based on the Toolbox that Microsoft first created for Visual Basic. Essentially, the Access Toolbox is a variety of toolbar. You select one of the 20 buttons that appear in the Toolbox to add a native control—represented by that tool’s symbol—to the form. Selecting a tool lets you select a control, enable or disable the Control Wizards, or add a Microsoft or third-party ActiveX control to the form. When you create a report, the Toolbox serves the same purpose—although tools that require user input, such as combo boxes, seldom are used in reports.

Control Categories

Three control object categories apply to Access forms and reports:


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