Default to VBA NOT Embedded Macro

I hope someone has some good news about making Access 2007 default to use VBA not embedded macros .
I am trying to rerun an embedded macro which is attached to the AfterUpdate event of a combobox. Is there anyway of rerunning this query from VBA Code?

I have tried using:


However it says you need to insert the Macro name however I do not know what the embedded macro is called in order to refer to it

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I am trying to rerun an embedded macro which is attached to the AfterUpdate event of a combobox. Is there anyway of rerunning this query from VBA Code?

I have tried using:


However it says you need to insert the Macro name however I do not know what the embedded macro is called in order to refer to it

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But Access use "Embedded Macro" yet. How can I force Access to useEvent procedure ?