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Using On Mouse Over OR Mouse Move to display a description

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Hi-

I'd like to try to have text displayed when I move my mouse over a
command button.

For example: let's say I have a form with 3 different command buttons.
Each command button launches a different report.

For example:

cmd1: launches a report that retrieves a list of "All football teams."

cmd2: launches a report that retrieves all of "the football teams in
the AFL."

cmd3: launches a report that retrieves all of "the football teams in
the NFC."

What I'd like to be able to do is have a description appear when I run
my mouse over each command button. I know that this can be done using a
macro to display a message box using the MouseMove event on each
command button.

But...I'm wondering if you can have something similar to what Excel
does. That is, have a yellow (or any color) text box appear with text
in it whenever you move your mouse over a control.

For example:

When I move my mouse over the command button, cmd1, I'd like to display
a description saying, "This Report retrieves a list of all of the
Football teams in the NFL."

Thanks,

Megan

Nov 13 '05 #1
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me**************@hotmail.com wrote:
Hi-

I'd like to try to have text displayed when I move my mouse over a
command button.

For example: let's say I have a form with 3 different command buttons.
Each command button launches a different report.

For example:

cmd1: launches a report that retrieves a list of "All football teams."

cmd2: launches a report that retrieves all of "the football teams in
the AFL."

cmd3: launches a report that retrieves all of "the football teams in
the NFC."

What I'd like to be able to do is have a description appear when I run
my mouse over each command button. I know that this can be done using
a macro to display a message box using the MouseMove event on each
command button.

But...I'm wondering if you can have something similar to what Excel
does. That is, have a yellow (or any color) text box appear with text
in it whenever you move your mouse over a control.

For example:

When I move my mouse over the command button, cmd1, I'd like to
display a description saying, "This Report retrieves a list of all of
the Football teams in the NFL."

Thanks,

Megan


Access form objects have a built-in ability for this. Just put the text you
want in the ControlTip property of the command button.

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Nov 13 '05 #2

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Rick Brandt wrote:
me**************@hotmail.com wrote:
Hi-

I'd like to try to have text displayed when I move my mouse over a
command button.

For example: let's say I have a form with 3 different command buttons.
Each command button launches a different report.

For example:

cmd1: launches a report that retrieves a list of "All football teams."

cmd2: launches a report that retrieves all of "the football teams in
the AFL."

cmd3: launches a report that retrieves all of "the football teams in
the NFC."

What I'd like to be able to do is have a description appear when I run
my mouse over each command button. I know that this can be done using
a macro to display a message box using the MouseMove event on each
command button.

But...I'm wondering if you can have something similar to what Excel
does. That is, have a yellow (or any color) text box appear with text
in it whenever you move your mouse over a control.

For example:

When I move my mouse over the command button, cmd1, I'd like to
display a description saying, "This Report retrieves a list of all of
the Football teams in the NFL."

Thanks,

Megan

Access form objects have a built-in ability for this. Just put the text you
want in the ControlTip property of the command button.


Which may or may not work. Sometimes they work, oftentimes don't.
Nov 13 '05 #3

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