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Controls not visible in Form View

BradHodge
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P: 166
Greetings all.

I'm using Access 2003. I have a form that is not showing any of the controls in the Detail section when you switch to Form View. You can see and change the color of the Detail Background, but none of the controls can be seen.

I've checked both the Detail section and Controls' properties. All are set to Visible "Yes" and all are set to Display When "Always". Controls that are in the Header and Footer show up fine.

Never had this one happen before. Any thoughts?

Thanks,
Brad.
Jun 11 '07 #1
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Expert 100+
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Greetings all.

I'm using Access 2003. I have a form that is not showing any of the controls in the Detail section when you switch to Form View. You can see and change the color of the Detail Background, but none of the controls can be seen.

I've checked both the Detail section and Controls' properties. All are set to Visible "Yes" and all are set to Display When "Always". Controls that are in the Header and Footer show up fine.

Never had this one happen before. Any thoughts?

Thanks,
Brad.
I have had this happen many times. If your form is not allowing new records to be added, and the query or table the form is based on is returning no records, then you dont get to see any of the controls.

This gets very arkward if you delete the last record in a set, and then the form wont show you the controls to add a new record back in.
Jun 11 '07 #2

BradHodge
Expert 100+
P: 166
So then... If I add records to the table that it is based on and ensure that the form is set to accept new records, then I should see the controls?

Brad.
Jun 11 '07 #3

P: 29
So then... If I add records to the table that it is based on and ensure that the form is set to accept new records, then I should see the controls?

Brad.
Yeah. That should do the trick, if you still have problems, I have some thoughts
on it, such as using isnull sets and requery. Tell us what happens.

shiznaw
Jun 11 '07 #4

NeoPa
Expert Mod 15k+
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As shiznaw says, test it out and let us know what you find.
Jun 11 '07 #5

BradHodge
Expert 100+
P: 166
Thanks yet again all. Your suggestions worked great and all is well in Form-Land!

Brad.
Jun 12 '07 #6

NeoPa
Expert Mod 15k+
P: 31,770
Excellent. Very pleased to hear it Brad :)
Jun 12 '07 #7

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