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Special Edition Using Access 97, Second Edition by Roger Jennings

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Understanding the Access Toolbox

The Access 97 Toolbox is based on the Toolbox created for Microsoft Visual Basic. Essentially, the Access Toolbox is a variation of toolbar. You choose one of the 20 buttons that appear in the Toolbox to add a control, represented by that tool's symbol, to the form. When you create a report, the Toolbox serves the same purpose—although tools that require user input, such as combo boxes, are seldom used in reports.

Control Categories

Three control object categories exist in Access forms and reports:

  • Bound controls are associated with a field in the data source for the form or subform. The data source can be a table or query. Bound controls display and update values of the data cell in the associated field of the ...

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