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Special Edition Using Access 97, Second Edition by Roger Jennings

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Understanding Objects and Object Collections

Access 97, like other members of the Office 97 productivity software suite, organizes programmable objects into a hierarchical structure of classes of objects. Two members of Access object classes that you have used extensively are Forms and Reports. You use these class names as identifiers, such as Forms!FormName. PropertyName and Reports! ReportName!ControlName.PropertyName, in expressions. In these expressions, Forms or Reports is the class name, and FormName or ReportName is the literal name of the member object of the class.

Groups of objects from the same class are called object collections. Forms is the collection of open Form objects, and Reports is the collection of open Report objects. Unopened ...

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