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Format Detail Section Of A Form

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Tom
In the Developers Handbook, Getz provides a way to create a survey report
that displays either a line, Yes/No or multiple choice for each question.
It's done by placing three controls (one for each type of answer) in the
report's detail section and then making the control appropriate for each
question visible in the Format event of the detail section. Can this be
simulated in a form? There's no Detail Format event for a form but can it be
done programatically say in the open event? How does the format event work
in a report? How can a single control be made visible for only one question
and not be visible for all questions?

Thanks!

Tom
Nov 13 '05 #1
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One of the big differences between a form and a report is that the report
runs only once, in order. So you can change things each time a Detail
Section is formatted, knowing that this will only happen once.
In a continuous view form, in contrast, you are free to move back and
forth from one Detail Section to another, in any order. That's what makes
it so hard to vary the formatting.
If you use a single form view, so you're only showing one question at a
time, it's quite simple to format it as you like in the Form_Current event.
However, if you do that on the continuous form, you'll find you're changing
the format for all the Detail Sections at once!

HTH

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In the Developers Handbook, Getz provides a way to create a survey report
that displays either a line, Yes/No or multiple choice for each question.
It's done by placing three controls (one for each type of answer) in the
report's detail section and then making the control appropriate for each
question visible in the Format event of the detail section. Can this be
simulated in a form? There's no Detail Format event for a form but can it be done programatically say in the open event? How does the format event work
in a report? How can a single control be made visible for only one question and not be visible for all questions?

Thanks!

Tom

Nov 13 '05 #2

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