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Microsoft Office® Access 2007 Inside Out by John Viescas and Jeff Conrad

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Access as a Windows Event-Driven Application

If you’re reading this book, you’re using the 2007 Microsoft Office system 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 2007.

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 resting your mouse pointer on the application window or clicking somewhere), Windows sends a message to the application to notify it that the event happened. The message usually includes ...

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