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dragging existing controls onto a new 'tab control'

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I have an form that I want to reorganise by putting some of the
existing controls onto a new tab control (using Access 2K)

When I drag a control onto a specific page of the new tab control,
rather than appearing just on that page, the control appears on all
pages of the tab control.

Can anyone tell me how to make it visible just on the page on to which
it is dragged?

Thanks

Damian.
Nov 12 '05 #1
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Go to design view, select the tab control and make the background property
'Normal' rather than 'Transparent'. You can then drop controls on any page and
they will only be on that page. After installing the controls, you can change it
back to Transparent if that is what you want.

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I have an form that I want to reorganise by putting some of the
existing controls onto a new tab control (using Access 2K)

When I drag a control onto a specific page of the new tab control,
rather than appearing just on that page, the control appears on all
pages of the tab control.

Can anyone tell me how to make it visible just on the page on to which
it is dragged?

Thanks

Damian.

Nov 12 '05 #2

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Hi, thanks for the speedy reply. Unfortunately I get the same behaviour
whether the background property is set to 'normal' or 'transparent'.

Damian.
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Nov 12 '05 #3

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"Damian Helme" <da*********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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Hi, thanks for the speedy reply. Unfortunately I get the same behaviour
whether the background property is set to 'normal' or 'transparent'.

Damian.


The background setting is irrelevant. You cannot drag *existing* controls
onto a TabPage you have to cut and paste them. Select all of the controls,
cut them to the clipboard, select the desired page and then paste.

New controls brought over from the Toolbox bar *can* be dragged and
dropped. In that case you need the desired TabPage on top and then as you
drag the new control over the page it will turn black to let you know that
you are positioned "in" the page.


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Nov 12 '05 #4

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ahh yes - thanks that worked.

The crafty secret is that you have to select the specific target page
rather than just selecting the tab control with the desired page 'on
top' before you do the paste.

Thanks again.

Damian.
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Nov 12 '05 #5

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Hi Damian,

As a footnote to this:

I have also noticed that any of the events for the controls do not "fire"
after a cut & paste operation as described here. You have to go into each
control's property sheet and re-select "[Event Procedure]" to re-enable the
events.

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ahh yes - thanks that worked.

The crafty secret is that you have to select the specific target page
rather than just selecting the tab control with the desired page 'on
top' before you do the paste.

Thanks again.

Damian.
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