Chapter 19: Working with Form Controls
IN THIS CHAPTER
Setting properties for Access forms and controls
Creating a calculated control
Using subforms in Access
Reviewing basic techniques for designing forms
Learning advanced Access forms techniques
Working with tab controls in Access forms
Collecting information with dialog boxes
Creating a form from scratch
User interface is a term you hear frequently in discussions about computer software. In virtually all applications built with Microsoft Access, the user interface consists of a series of Access forms. If you intend to develop successful Access applications, you need to understand Access forms inside and out.
This chapter helps you improve your understanding of forms. First, we show you some common controls and their properties. These controls constitute the building blocks out of which forms are constructed. We also show you some powerful ways to take advantage of subforms. We devote one section of the chapter to presenting a grab bag of forms-related programming techniques that will help you create forms that elicit the best performance from Access and your computer. Then we present a step-by-step tutorial for creating a form from scratch.
On the Web
This chapter uses examples in the Chapter19.accdb database and other files available for download on this book's website.
Setting Control Properties
The building blocks of Access forms are known as controls. The Controls group on the Design tab of the Ribbon contains more than ...