Designing the User Interface


  • Organizing tiles and links, emphasizing discoverability and accessibility
  • Understanding how different types of Views can be used and maximizing their advantages
  • Identifying techniques for building user-driven filtering, using either built-in tools and/or supplementing with macros
  • Recognizing which control best fits the requirement
  • Describing how queries can be used to expand the form's capabilities


The code and sample downloads for this chapter are found at www.wiley.com/go/proaccess2013prog.com on the Download Code tab. They are in the Maid To Order Sample App download. Refer to the Readme.txt file also located there for installation instructions.

One of the challenges to productivity in building web components for your Access web applications is learning how to work with the new programming model to create functions like those you've come to rely on in your client databases. If you've been building Access databases for long, you have doubtless developed several techniques to solve common problems such as enabling user-driven filtering and pulling additional information from related sources to provide users with information pertinent to the process. However, with the new user interface for web apps, you have to approach many tasks differently. This chapter equips you with new tools that work well in the web environment, enabling you to build Access web apps just as productively as ...

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