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Quick Question on Dynamically adding controls to a form

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Mat
Hi all,

It's been a long while since I've posted or used access and one of the
things that had me stop was the realisation I couldn't dynamically add
new controls to a form. I am using Access 97/2000.

So I guess my questions are:

First up, a double check - You can't dynamically add controls to
access 97/2000 forms right?

Secondly do later versions allow us to dynamically add new controls to
a form?
Sep 1 '08 #1
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You can add controls to forms only in design view.

You don't need to dynamically add controls if you use a relational database
design, so IMHO, it would be a waste of effort and misguidance for users if
MS did provide this for you.

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Allen Browne - Microsoft MVP. Perth, Western Australia
Tips for Access users - http://allenbrowne.com/tips.html
Reply to group, rather than allenbrowne at mvps dot org.

"Mat" <ma*********@optusnet.com.auwrote in message
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Hi all,

It's been a long while since I've posted or used access and one of the
things that had me stop was the realisation I couldn't dynamically add
new controls to a form. I am using Access 97/2000.

So I guess my questions are:

First up, a double check - You can't dynamically add controls to
access 97/2000 forms right?

Secondly do later versions allow us to dynamically add new controls to
a form?
Sep 1 '08 #2

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Mat
Thanks for the quick reply.

The ability to add controls dynamically was more for the user
interface and not really anything to do with the database design
itself.
Sep 1 '08 #3

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i have to agree with Allen - in a sound structure correctly implemented, i
can't think of a reason to need to add/remove controls on a form at runtime.
i can certainly think of many scenarios where you would want to show/hide
controls on a form at runtime, and that is easy to do in Access.

hth
"Mat" <ma*********@optusnet.com.auwrote in message
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Thanks for the quick reply.

The ability to add controls dynamically was more for the user
interface and not really anything to do with the database design
itself.

Sep 1 '08 #4

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