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What is the general consensus on active x controls like the treeview
control? Are they worth the trouble or should I steer clear of them?

Jun 4 '07 #1
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Steer clear. In my opinion too much trouble. But I am sure there are those
who use them and successfully.

Maybe someone that does use them regularly will offer some good advice.

Jeff Pritchard
Access Database Stuff
http://www.asken.com.au

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What is the general consensus on active x controls like the treeview
control? Are they worth the trouble or should I steer clear of them?

Jun 4 '07 #2

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"Wayne" <cq*******@volcanomail.comwrote in message
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What is the general consensus on active x controls like the treeview
control? Are they worth the trouble or should I steer clear of them?
Steer clear. I've always had trouble with ActiveX, particularly in apps
with user-level security applied. Having said that, because of getting my
fingers burnt I haven't touched ActiveX for years so they may well have
improved.

Keith.
www.keithwilby.com

Jun 4 '07 #3

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"Wayne" <cq*******@volcanomail.comwrote
What is the general consensus on active x
controls like the treeview control? Are they
worth the trouble or should I steer clear of them?
The treeview can be used without "adding an ActiveX" -- a good source of
links and information for the TreeView is
http://www.accessmvp.com/JConrad/acc.../treeview.html. It is (usually
or always) available directly from Windows, so you don't have the hassles of
distributing the ActiveX with your Access application. In general, I've
agreed with the other responders, because of those hassles, and avoided
ActiveX Controls that had to be distributed to the users, and installed.

The TreeView is excellent for navigating a hierarchical information
structure (like the Windows file system).

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP

Jun 4 '07 #4

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Thanks for the info all.
Jun 5 '07 #5

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