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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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Data Properties of a Control
The Data properties of a control all have to do with the data underlying the control. They include the following:
• Control Source—Specifies the field from the record source that’s associated with a particular control. A control source can also be any valid Access expression.
• Text Format—Allows you to apply rich formatting to the text in the control if set to HTML. If set to Plain text, Access stores only text within the control and you cannot apply formatting to the text.
• Input Mask—Affects what data can be entered into the control, whereas the Format and Decimal Places properties affect the appearance of a control. The input mask of the field underlying the control is automatically inherited into the control. If no input mask is entered as a field property, the input mask can be entered directly in the form. If the input mask of the field is entered, the input mask of the associated control on a form can be used to further restrict what is entered into that field via the form.
• Default Value—Determines the value assigned to new records entered in the form. You can set this property within the field properties. A default value set at the field level is automatically inherited into the form. The default value set for the control overrides the default value set at the field level.
• Validation Rule, Validation Text—Perform the same functions for a control as they do for a field.
• Filter Lookup—Indicates whether you want the values associated with a bound text box to appear in the Filter By Form window.
• Enabled—Determines whether you allow a control to get focus. If this property is set to No, the control appears dimmed.
• Locked—Determines whether the user can modify the data in the control. When the Locked property is set to Yes, the control can get focus but can’t be edited. The Enabled and Locked properties of a control interact with one another. Table 5.1 summarizes their interactions.
Other Properties of a Control
The Other properties of a control are properties that do not fit neatly into any other category. They include the following:
• Name—Allows you to name the control. This name is used when you refer to the control in code and is also displayed in various drop-down lists that show all the controls on a form. Naming your controls is important because named controls improve your code’s readability and make working with Access forms and other objects easier. The naming conventions for controls are shown in Appendix A.
• Datasheet Caption—Determines the caption that Access uses for the column header when the form displays in datasheet view.
• Enter Key Behavior—Determines whether the Enter key causes the cursor to move to the next control or adds a new line in the current control. This setting is often changed for text boxes used to display the contents of Memo fields.
• ControlTip Text—Specifies the ToolTip associated with a control. The ToolTip automatically appears when the user places the mouse pointer over the control and leaves it there for a moment.
This material orginally appeared in Alison Balter's book Mastering Microsoft Office
Access 2007 Development. Reprinted here by author's permission.
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