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ControlTip Text Won't Display on 1 machine; Will on all others

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I've developed an Access interface for a non-profit. I just discovered that the controltip text feature does not work on precisely one of their machines on the network. I've seen that another member has encountered this, but I'm hoping that he or someone else knows more now.

Info about this bug:

1. When running this database on (networked) Machines A and B at the office, as well as C at home, the controltip text feature works fine and in a variety of circumstances.

2. When I execute this same database on (networked) Machine D at the office, when the database resides on machine A, the controltip text feature is simply not there, even though I've verified that the correct text appears in the correct line in the Properties of all the controls.

3 Executing a copy of the database that resides on Machine A from Machine D results in no Controltip text. As mentioned above, executing the same copy directly on machine A, where it resides results in Controltip text working.

4. If the database is copied to a memory stick, and I execute it while the memory stick is plugged in to Machine D, directly from Machine D, results in no Controltip text.

5. Controltip text for the toolbar items works fine. It is just the for the controls on forms that this feature doesn't work, and then only when execute from machine D.

Can anyone suggest a way out of this? Thanks in advance. Just for the record, I've selected all the controls in question and brought them to the front, to no effect.
Jul 21 '07 #1
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nico5038
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When an application doesn't work on a machine my first suspicion is the References.
Open the .mdb on that machine and go into some VBA code.
Then select the Tools/References and check for a checked library with a name starting with "MISSING".
Uncheck that or add the needed .ocx control.

Nic;o)
Jul 22 '07 #2

missinglinq
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ControlTips are so hinky, sometimes slow, sometimes not, that I long ago gave up fooling with them. I use a label at the bottom of my forms and fill it with control specific info using the MouseMove and OnFocus Events.

Reports of the problem are rife, with it cutting across all versions of Access and all versions of Windows! The only thing I've ever seen posted that remotely sounds feasible concerns the Spelling AutoCorrect. It's been postulated in the past on a number of forums that the Spelling AutoCorrect (Tools - AutoCorrect) feature at times intefers with the fucntioning of ControlTips. Turning the Spelling AutoCorrection apparently has worked for some. This kind of makes sense since you're only having problems on certain machines, and the Spelling AutoCorrect is one of those features that is contolled by how Access/Office is set up on a given machine, as opposed to how a particular database is set up. You might check this feature on the various machines, and if on try turning off on the offending PCs.

Good Luck and Welcome to TheScripts!

Linq ;0)>
Jul 22 '07 #3

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