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Microsoft® Access® 2010 Inside Out by Jeff Conrad and John Viescas

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Access as a Windows Event-Driven Application

If you’re reading this book, you’re using Microsoft Office 2010 and Windows. You probably use Windows every day and don’t give a second thought to how it actually works. Understanding Windows is essential to programming events in Access 2010.

Understanding Events in Windows

Windows is an event-driven and message-based operating system. When you start an application on your system, that application sends messages to Windows to tell Windows that it wants to respond to certain events. When an event occurs (such as moving your mouse over the application window or clicking somewhere), Windows sends a message to the application to notify it that the event happened. The message usually includes critical information, ...

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