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Coloured Combo Box

PhilOfWalton
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Not actually a question, so no answers are needed, but a question was raised which I thought that a coloured Combo Box was required.

I take no credit for this, just one of the hundreds of potentially useful Dbs I have accumulated over the years.

Phil
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twinnyfo
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Phil,

An interesting approach! It might be helpful, and I would recommend (hint, hint) that you turn this post into an actual article, describing the steps behind this process. Based on an initial snoop into your tables, this method is far more useful than Access's new "feature" of being able to make multiple selections from a combo box in a field, which is then useless for the rest of the DB.

I can see some possible uses in my own applications.

Thanks for the tidbit!
1 Week Ago #2

PhilOfWalton
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As I said, I nicked that from somewhere, but it really consists of subforms overlaying combo boxes.

My problem in writing an article is that at the moment I am involved in a project to automatically convert any Db into up to about 100 languages, and it is working 99.5% of the time but still throwing up the occasional bug. As you can imagine, it's pretty intensive.

I have so many useful forms that I wouldn't really know where to start. They include coloured progress bars, coloured message boxes, a folder type switchboard, reports that "design" an input form to enter the report parameters & of course the DbTranslator mentioned above.

I am happy to take advice an what you think might be of the greatest interest to the group, and if I have time ....

Phil
1 Week Ago #3

twinnyfo
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C'mon, Phil! There's 24 hours in EVERY DAY! Who needs sleep?!?!?

:-)
1 Week Ago #4

PhilOfWalton
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Hey, I thought you were logical.

I'm already doing 25 hours a day. That' the trouble with being old and retired. When I was at work I only worked a 16 hour day!

Phil
1 Week Ago #5

Seth Schrock
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I hope that you get done with your project soon so that you can start working on all those articles. I know that I would be interested in reading what you have done.
1 Week Ago #6

PhilOfWalton
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You're both hard ... I think the forum prevents me using the word that I'm thinking of.

:-)

Anyway, I have submitted an article (my first one) on A Better Progress Bar, together with a sample Db

Hope it might be of use.

Phil
1 Week Ago #7

NeoPa
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Hi Phil.

It always helps to include the link ;-)

-Ade.

PS. Great job.
1 Week Ago #8

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