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how do I disable a text box in access??

P: 29
I know this is easy I just dont know ho w to do it.

how do I disable a text box in access?? I want it to be visible.

I just want to prevent a user from entering data in it.
Oct 18 '07 #1
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Jim Doherty
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I know this is easy I just dont know ho w to do it.

how do I disable a text box in access?? I want it to be visible.

I just want to prevent a user from entering data in it.

in Form design select the textbox.... then on the menubar select View..properties and in the properties dialog screen that comes up scroll till you see the 'enabled' property and switch it to read 'No'

Jim :)
Oct 18 '07 #2

Curben
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in Form design select the textbox.... then on the menubar select View..properties and in the properties dialog screen that comes up scroll till you see the 'enabled' property and switch it to read 'No'

Jim :)

Jim's answer is correct, I just wish to add to it.

If you want the selection to be visible but greyed out, then that is fine.

If you set Lock to yes, then Enabled to know it is a display field only as well, but will not be greyed out.

Finally, If you set Locked to yes and leave the control enabled, the box will be locked for inputting entry, but you can still highlight the data for copying to clipboard.
Oct 18 '07 #3

P: 29
thanks I got it now.
Oct 18 '07 #4

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