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Microsoft Access

MS Access is a highly flexible, robust, and reliable database program. Microsoft Access is the leading relational database management system in the world. We are a Microsoft Access developer company creating database applications for your business.

SQL Server

SQL Server is an enterprise relational database management system from Microsoft. We use SQL Server as the database server for data storage and data retrieval to and from Microsoft Access as well as other software applications, like ASP.NET and Azure.


Microsoft's application framework for web development produces dynamic web pages. ASP.NET provides web programmers with a platform for building dynamic web sites, web applications (web apps), and web services that require a web solution.

Microsoft Azure

MS Azure is Microsoft's cloud computing service. It is used for development, testing and deployment as well as managing software applications through a global network data centers managed by Microsoft. Azure now features SQL Server called Azure SQL.

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The Best Microsoft Access Database Solutions owner, consultant, and principal programmer is Alison Balter - a recognized expert Microsoft Access consultant. Alison is the author of 15 Microsoft Access training books and videos. She is a frequent guest speaker at MS Access conferences and has developed hundreds of applications for businesses of all types.

We know your business data is important; we listen to your concerns, ask questions, and gather information from all stake holders. We discuss your needs and requirements for your database. We find out what you want, why you need various features so we can obtain as much information as possible. Once we have the information we need, we work with you to design the proper database architecture, plus the dashboards, the questions (queries), forms, and reports you need for an excellent database system.

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Your data is important to your business and you need both to enter and retrieve data rapidly. The data stored in your company's database must be clean, secure, and allow for maximum usage. Our Microsoft Access developer team will create your Microsoft Access database for optimum efficiency with all the features you need. After we program your MS Access and SQL Server database you will have the capacity to manipulate your data so you get the information you need for every day activities and for making critical business decisions.

We also create websites designed for speed to display your data accurately, using ASP.NET technology. Fast, secure, and robust, our ASP.NET web sites and web applications give you true business tool for finding and displaying information dynamically on the web.

Example Projects

Corporate Database

Microsoft Access front-end and SQL Server back-end database

Access Forms Development

Access data entry form connecting to SQL Server back-end database

Accounting Company

ASP.NET website with SQL Server back-end database

Corporate Reports

MS Access Report created with SQL Server database

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Working with the Property Sheet

After you have selected a form, click the Properties button on the toolbar to view its properties. The property sheet, shown in Figure 5.47, consists of five tabs: Format, Data, Event, Other, and All. Many developers prefer to view all properties at once on the All tab, but a form can have a total of 119 properties! Instead of viewing all 119 properties at once, try viewing the properties by category. The Format category includes all the physical attributes of the form—in other words, the ones that affect the form’s appearance (such as background color, for example). The Data category includes all the properties of the data that the form is bound to, such as the form’s underlying record source. The Event category contains all the Windows events to which a form can respond. For example, you can write code that executes in response to the form being loaded, becoming active, displaying a different record, and so on. The Other category holds a few properties that don’t fit into the other three categories.

Working with the Important Form Properties

As mentioned, forms have 67 properties and 52 events associated with them. Event properties are covered in Chapter 10. The following sections cover the Format, Data, and Other properties of forms.

Format Properties of a Form

The Format properties of a form affect its physical appearance. Forms have 39 Format properties. Many of them are described here.

• Caption—Sets the text that appears on the form’s title bar. This property can be customized at runtime. For example, you could include the name of the current user or specify the name of the client for whom an invoice is being generated.

• Default View—Allows you to select from 5 available options:

• Single Form—Allows you to view only one record at a time.

• Continuous Forms—Displays as many records as will fit within the form window at one time, each presented as the detail section of a single form.

• Datasheet—Displays the records in a spreadsheet-like format, with the rows representing records and the columns representing fields.

• Split Form — Displays the records in both a Single form and Datasheet view at the same time. You can easily move from record to record in the datasheet portion of the form. As you move from record to record in the datasheet, the detail of the record appears in the Single form section of the form.

• PivotTable—Displays the records in a Microsoft Excel–type pivot table format.

• PivotChart—Displays the records in a Microsoft Excel–type pivot chart format.

The selected option becomes the default view for the form.

Allow Form View—Prior to Access 2002, Access forms had a property called Views Allowed. The Views Allowed property determined whether the user was allowed to switch from Form view to Datasheet view, or vice versa. The Default View property determined the initial default display mode for the form, but Views Allowed determined whether the user was permitted to switch out of the default view.

This material orginally appeared in Alison Balter's book Mastering Microsoft Office Access 2007 Development. Reprinted here by author's permission.

When you need a Microsoft Access programmer for your Boston MA business, phone call MS Access Solutions at (323) 285-0939. We have over 25 years experience in Microsoft Access programmer solutions. We create Access database applications for all sectors, consisting of hospitals, government companies, the U.S. military, universities, agriculture, workers services, and insurance provider. We can take care of the most advanced as well as complicated Access and also SQL Server database programming for your business as well as smaller projects, like fixing damaged Access database forms, MS Access reports, Access macros, and VBA code.

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