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TextBox.BorderColor Property (Access)

You can use the BorderColor property to specify the color of a control's border. Read/write Long.

expression .BorderColor

expression A variable that represents a TextBox object.

The BorderColor property setting is a numeric expression that corresponds to the color you want to use for a control's border.

You can set the default for this property by using a control's default control style or the DefaultControl property in Visual Basic.

A control's border color is visible only when its SpecialEffect property is set to Flat or Shadowed. If the SpecialEffect property is set to something other than Flat or Shadowed, setting the BorderColor property changes the SpecialEffect property setting to Flat.

The following example uses the RGB function to set the BorderColor, BackColor, and ForeColor properties depending on the value of the txtPastDue text box. You can also use the QBColor function to set these properties. Putting the following code in the Form_Current( ) event sets the control display characteristics as soon as the user opens a form or moves to a new record.

Sub Form_Current() 
 Dim curAmntDue As Currency, lngBlack As Long 
 Dim lngRed As Long, lngYellow As Long, lngWhite As Long 
 
 If Not IsNull(Me!txtPastDue.Value) Then 
 curAmntDue = Me!txtPastDue.Value 
 Else 
 Exit Sub 
 End If 
 lngRed = RGB(255, 0, 0) 
 lngBlack = RGB(0, 0, 0) 
 lngYellow = RGB(255, 255, 0) 
 lngWhite = RGB(255, 255, 255) 
 If curAmntDue > 100 Then 
 Me!txtPastDue.BorderColor = lngRed 
 Me!txtPastDue.ForeColor = lngRed 
 Me!txtPastDue.BackColor = lngYellow 
 Else 
 Me!txtPastDue.BorderColor = lngBlack 
 Me!txtPastDue.ForeColor = lngBlack 
 Me!txtPastDue.BackColor = lngWhite 
 End If 
End Sub
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