Add or remove controls from a layout
Control layouts are guides that help you align and resize controls on a form or report. Watch this demo to learn how quickly you can add and remove controls from a layout on a form, and see how easy it is to take advantage of this new feature of Access 2007.
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By default, when you create a new form by using one of the form tools on the Create tab, or when you add fields to a form while it is open in Layout view, Access 2007 puts text boxes and other controls in guides called layouts. A layout, indicated by an orange grid around the controls, helps you align controls horizontally and vertically to give the form a uniform appearance. This article shows you how to add, remove, or rearrange controls in layouts.
By default, when you create a new form by using one of the form tools on the Create tab, or when you add fields to a form while it is open in Layout view, Access 2007 puts text boxes and other controls in guides called layouts. A layout, indicated by an orange grid around the controls, helps you align controls horizontally and vertically to give the form a uniform appearance.
I have an add-in that creates a form, adds controls to it, then tries to add some more. But on the second attempt to add controls, they disappear. If I have an error in my code that gets displayed in a message box I can see the new controls behind it.
When I click OK they disappear. they are there according to properties, although I can't see them because the form will not display while in debug mode.
When the program finishes, the controls that were created are gone. Too bad there isn't any documentation (or any than can be found) that describes how to do this.
Here is the code to create a form and controls (it works):
Then I try to add controls to the form with this (they disappear):
Im looking for some pointers with a small problem that has just arisen while trying to use check boxes on a form. What I have is a number of check boxes on the form (15 to be precise) that look for obviously check for true or false values within the data set. These check boxes relate to medical conditions.
I have a main form with the controls and then a subform showing the filtered results using said controls. Everything working ok so far.
I now need to export the filtered results to a spreadsheet, So i create another query that relects the controls in the main form in the query parameters, Ive added the text box and combo box controls and everything still working to plan, lastly I need to add the check box crieria and start adding one by one and this works for the first 5 checkboxes but on the 6th, Access tells me the criteria is complex to evaluate? I remove the 6th check box, but with the same result I then remove them one by one and its not until I remove the check box criteria that it works again.
I have not counted the individual controls on my report but it is possible that I have reached the 775 limit for the number of controls for Access 2003. Is there a way for Access totell me how many controls are on the report?
I have tried to delete controls from the report, save it as a different name, compact and repair the database and save the form into another database before attempting to add back the same group of controls I originally deleted from the form.
I have also tried adding a subform to replace the group of controls I deleted. I still get the error:
Microsoft Office Access can't create any more controls to this form or report. If you have deleted controls from this form or report in the past, you may be able to rename the form or report and then add more controls to it.
Is there something else I can try?
Need to produce a report quickly for an upcoming meeting? Using control layouts in Microsoft Office Access 2007 can save you lots of manual steps. A control layout is like a table where you can align and format your data more easily.
This demo shows you how to display just the information you need on your report. You'll see how to delete the fields you don't need and add new fields, also how to add gridlines and adjust the line width, style, and color. The control layout makes automatic adjustments in the layout as you make your changes.
For some reason now, when I start a new project in Visual Basic 2008, I can no longer add any new controls to the forms. All controls are grayed out in the toolbox. What can I check to see what's causing this?
I want to move two checks boxes so they display horizontally, instead of vertically, on the form. Every time I try to move them up the layout forces them into vertical layout.
I found a "remove layout" command by right clicking on the mouse, but that still doesn't resolve the issue.
A typical database is made of forms (and reports) and these objects are equipped with Windows controls that allow a user to interact with the computer. To create such a database, you add forms and reports to it. Then you populate them with the necessary objects. This is the essence of application design and you should know how to design the controls.
Form and report design consists of populating them with the necessary controls that would allow a person to use your database. To perform this design, you first open the form or report in Design View.
Topics: Control Design, Common Properties of Controls, Tables Columns and Windows Controls, Common Methods of Windows Controls, Common Events of Windows Controls, Windows Controls: The Label, Windows Controls: The Group Box, Windows Controls: The Text Box, Windows Controls: The Month Calendar, Windows Controls: The Date Picker, Windows Controls: The Time Picker, Windows Controls: The Command Button, Combo and List Boxes, Check Boxes and Toggle Buttons.
I want to add to a button to the form to lock/unlock the controls, so that nobody accidentally changes the data. In one form I had the controls to be locked in a subform so I just locked it through the change property, but in the main there are several controls and changing the property of every control is not possible, so is there any other way to lock the controls of theform, I tried changing the recordset to snapshot, but I think I can't handle the recordset properly,so I am left with no result. how can I lock the controls on the form.