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I use a subform on a mainform as a type of menu selection. I want to keep the subform in the middle of the screen when the mainform horizontal scroll bar is moved.

Is there an event on the horizontal scroll bar I can use?

What method is used to move a subform on a main form?

Jul 30 '12
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MS Excel..... but not for Access apparently...

I guess you could "make" a scrollbar in your form, that would just move a small box along a continuum using scroll buttons.....
Aug 8 '12 #11
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"stand-alone scrollbar object in Access"
Poor choice of names by MS for this control. It is also found in Excel as a "form control" that you can place on a worksheet… as to why it’s not directly available in Access… once again the genius of Microsoft.

This is NOT a windows Scroll-bar.

This is a slider type control along the same lines as the spinner-buttons (think slider volume control or dimmer switch etc.) http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr.../gg278467.aspx

To get this control on an access form… insert an active-x

- This control is only vertical from what I can tell...
- Getting the events to fire for it within Access is a hit and miss. Works great in excel; however, I prefer the spinner buttons... which brings us to:
- There are a lot easier controls for users to use.

And... there you go.

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Aug 8 '12 #12
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Thanks, z! I knew there had to be some way to use it....
Aug 8 '12 #13
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Thanks, I knew there had to be some Activex control, i'm sure there has to be a horizontal control out there somewhere too.
Aug 9 '12 #14
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Just resize the control so that it is wider than it is tall and it becomes a horizontal scrollbar.....
Aug 9 '12 #15
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the one I've shown doesn't work that way... it only goes top to bottom... making wider only makes the button wider.

there is no horizontal standalone that I can find.

unless there is a windows api call there's not much more to add.

Aug 9 '12 #16
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I'm using Access 2007, same ActiveX Control.....
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Aug 9 '12 #17
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Very interesting...
when I tried it, that did not happen... the control simply became wider!
I'll have to give it w whirl again and see if I can get it to do the same thing!
Aug 9 '12 #18
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Worked on my Office-PC just as twinnyfo suggested.
I would then think that one could use the on-enter/got-focus events to pull the control's current value. Depending on the complexity of the form you might then use the Updateevent to do a smooth scoll using the idea by reginaldmerritt in post #5 or use the on-exit/lost-focus event to get the control's updated value to do a final "snap" to...

(now why didn't that work at home? same program, same revision level... Look, that rabbit's got a vicious streak a mile wide! It's a killer! )
Aug 9 '12 #19

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