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ACCESSING THE ACCESS OBJECT MODEL

You already know about parts of the Access object model. When referencing controls and forms while writing code, you're actually manipulating a piece of the Access object hierarchy. In the following sections, you learn how all the pieces fit together.

Access uses a hierarchy of built-in objects. The Access object hierarchy starts with the Application object. From the Application object, you can obtain and manipulate the Screen object, the active form, and collections of open forms and reports. Figure 4.1 visually represents this hierarchy.

Figure 4.1. The Application object provides support that's useful for your application.

Using the Application Object

The Application object supports properties, methods, and ...

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